In April 2019 Himani Grundström debuted on the operatic stage as die Sängerin in the modern opera Reigen by P. Boesmans at the Konzert Theater Bern in Switzerland. The performance was conducted by Hans-Christoph Bünger and director was Markus Bothe.
After completing her bachelor´s at the University Mozarteum, Himani decided to continue her studies there and started her master´s degree with the opera department. During her two years in the program, she performed as Morgana in Händel’s Alcina, played the main role of Rosina in Mozart’s La Finta Semplice and concluded her master´s degree with the role of die Sängerin in Reigen by P. Boesmans.
All three operas were performed in original language, the orchestra was led by Gernot Sahler and Alexander von Pfeil staged the productions.
Her previous engagements include the role of Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne with the Diabelli Orchestra Salzburg. The production was conducted by Stephan Höllwert and was performed in several cities in Austria and abroad.
During the course of Mozart Week in Salzburg, Himani Grundström performed in Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Elias at the Großen Festspielhaus with the Salzburg Camerata conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. She also sang the first soprano solo in Beethoven’s Chorfantasie with the same orchestra. The concert was conducted by Rudolf Buchbinder from the piano.
After completing Pre-College in Classical Voice at Birkagårdens folkhögskola and acting at the University of Stockholm, Himani Grundström began her Bachelor of Opera Singing at the University of Gothenburg. There she was presented with the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with her great role model Barbara Bonney.
Thanks to a good connection established during the masterclass, Himani Grundström was awarded the opportunity to go to the University Mozarteum as an exchange student. Her year in Salzburg spurred great development and led to her deciding to stay and complete her Bachelor’s degree at the University Mozarteum from which she graduated in June 2017.