Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Björn Runefors, born in Sweden, is a conductor, flutist and singer. Björn is the Director of the UNB Conservatory of Music in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He is conducting the UNB Chorale and the UNB Concert Band as well as teaching Music Theory at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Björn is also the founder of the Fredericton Youth Orchestra. Since 2006 is Björn the Music Director of the Fredericton Choral Society.
Björn is a multi-faceted musician. He has performed in professional orchestras and choirs both in Sweden and in Canada. He has written music for and performed as an actor at theatres in Sweden. As a teacher, Björn has been on faculty at music colleges in Sweden and in Stockholm he was the founder and director of a youth orchestra that toured extensively across Europe.
Björn completed his undergraduate studies at Lund University in Sweden and went on to earn a Master of Music degree from McGill in Flute Performance.
During the late 80’s and the 90’s in Stockholm, Sweden and London, England, Björn also had a career as localizer of computer programs, subtitler of movies and manager of translation projects.