Helena Wessman, currently the General Manager for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Choir and Berwaldhallen, is named Rector of the Royal Colleges of Music in Stockholm. The appointment requires the approval of the board of the Royal College which is expected in February. She will start at the Royal College in June.
Helena Wessman is one of the most accomplished managers of classical music and performing arts in Europe. During her tenure at the Swedish Radio she brought the classical music institutions of the radio much closer together without jeopardising the individual identity. Berwaldhallen has continued to grow under her leadership being one of the three top classical music venues in Stockholm. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra continued to enjoy its artistic successes in Stockholm and on many tours. The Swedish Radio Choir is one of the leading choirs in Scandinavia.
Before moving to Stockholm, Helena Wessman was the General Manager of Gothenburg Symphony putting the orchestra from the Swedish west coast strongly on the global classical music map.