Photo: Mats Lefvert

Lena Willemark (SE)

Folk musician

Her unfailing ability to mould differences into a natural holistic sound has made the legendary Lena Willemark a key figure on the Swedish folk scene and music in general. Willemark is a pioneering singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who continues to explore music and artistry with undiminished vigour. From her upbringing in Älvdalen, she carries with her a unique musical treasure, but she also breaks new ground in a wide range of constellations and mixed genres. A unique musician, who makes the old new, constantly probing and topical in concert halls and jazz clubs at home and abroad.
Willemark has received several awards, including Grammys, is a member of the Royal Musical Academy and earned the title National Folk Musician.