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About the Stockholm Early Music Festival

What is SEMF?

Stockholm Early Music Festival is the largest international event for historical music in the Nordic countries, and alone in Sweden in presenting repertoire from baroque, renaissance, and medieval times in one festival. With variation and quality as its motto the festival highlights the diversity of early music, offering a programme of known and unknown music from all over the world, featuring well-renowned Swedish and international artists. The festival has been held annually in the historical setting of Stockholm’s Old Town since 2002, in the special summer atmosphere of early June. The programme includes lunch, afternoon, and evening concerts, seminars and masterclasses.

Who does SEMF?

Stockholm Early Music Festival was founded 2002 by Peter Pontvik. Itis organised by the non-profit association Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF), which was formed in 2003 to increase awareness of, and access to, early music. SEMF works to promote 1,000 years of living musical heritage on the Swedish and European music scene.

Other activities

Among SEMF’s year-round activities is the concert series Early Music LIVE! and the winter festival SEMF Christmas Edition.

SEMF is a member of NORDEM, The Nordic Early Music Federation, Sweden Festivals, and former president of the European Network for Early Music, REMA.

Read more about SEMFs activities and coming events under the menu headings!

It’s never too late for early music!