Mira Bartov makes music at SVT

Mira Bartov will be the new Music Project Manager at SVT Kultur och Samhälle, starting this month. She will manage the TV format “Kulturstudion” and be responsible for music documentaries, concerts and performances at SVT.

Mira Bartov is an opera director, former artistic director of the Folkoperan and for 13 years a professor of performance in musical drama at The Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.

– My new assignment is about capturing, immortalizing and conveying fantastic moments, says Mira Bartov. It is about making cultural treasures accessible to a large and broad audience. But also to be involved in creating a platform for the new post-pandemic culture. Now perhaps the renaissance of our time is beginning, and I am very proud and happy to have been given the trust to take part in SVT’s wide music programming.

Mira Bartov grew up at a music school founded by her parents where she studied and taught music from an early age. She first trained as an actress in London, but then went on to train as an opera director at the Stockholm Opera Academy. She has been dean of the Opera Academy at the Oslo Academy of the Arts, was part of the Cultural Council’s reference group for collaboration with composers, and she also works as a translator and librettist.

– Mira Bartov has a deep knowledge of classical music. She has staged a large number of operas in Sweden and abroad and has a very good reputation as an inspiring driving force, not least around how tradition and renewal can coexist in exciting constellations, says Martin Vårdstedt, program manager, SVT Kultur och Samhälle in Stockholm. He continues:

– It feels incredibly fun and exciting that Mira Bartov has accepted this job at SVT. Our classical music selection, with concerts and performances, is a cornerstone of SVT’s public service assignment, and I am convinced that Mira Bartov’s sharp eye for the content will provide many strong experiences to the TV audience.

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