2020 Music Prize

Johanna Wallroth

Jury motivation: "Johanna has an innate musicality and the ability for imaginative interpretation of both older and newer music. A beautiful, bright-sounding lyrical voice bodes well for her future as an opera and lieder singer.”

About Johanna Wallroth

Swedish soprano Johanna Wallroth’s journey began at the Royal Swedish Ballet School where she initially trained as a dancer before shifting her focus to voice. Johanna Wallroth went on to graduate from Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW) and she gained international attention in 2019 when she secured first prize at the renowned Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition.

In 2020, Johanna Wallroth joined the Opernstudio of Wiener Staatsoper for two seasons and in 2021, she was honoured with the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Scholarship. Following her remarkable debut as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, she was named Swedish Radio’s Artist in Residence for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.