Karin Strinnholm Lagergren, soprano, has since the completion of her studies at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama studied song with a focus on Early, principally Medieval, music at Sorbonne, Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris and Brabants Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Karin has studied with, amongst others, Lena Susanne Norin, Benjamin Bagby, Brigitte Lesne, Rebecca Stewart and Katarina Livljanic where the Gregorian chant has been the focus.
During 2013-2015, Karin conducted research on the chant of the Birgittine Order in the project The Transmission of the Cantus Sororum at Leuven University in Belgium, granted by the Swedish Research Council. This project also resulted in several concert programmes with Gemma.
Karin is not only specialized in Gregorian chant as a performer but also as a researcher and completed in 2009 her PhD thesis The Word Became Song. Liturgical Song in Catholic Monasteries 2005-2007. In this thesis the role of contemporary Gregorian chant in approximately twenty monasteries in six European countries is studied.
Karin is active as a singer, pedagogue and musicologist. She is besides her singing activities senior lecturer at the Linnaeus University and research associate at the Alamire Foundation, Leuven University.