The Prize

THE BOARD ANNALY ELECTS, on the assumption that there are qualified candidates, one or two recipients of the Prize of The Jussi Björling Society.

A meritorious person can be either of:

  • Nordic tenor studying singing or at the beginning of his career. He shall also be invited, if possible, to appear at a public concert
  • Nordic person who has promoted knowledge about or interest in the life and art of Jussi Björling

The prize was instituted in 2008.

Tenor Bror Magnus Tödenes is awarded the Prize of the Jussi Björling Society for 2017.

The Prize Winner of 2016 is tenor Ole Aleksander Bolstad Bang. The prize will be presented to the winner by the Society’s Chairman Bengt Krantz during the "Jenny and Jussi Concert" at Skansen, Stockholm, on Saturday 6 August 2016. 

Previous winners:

2008  Mats Carlsson, tenor, listen here

2009  No prize

2010 Nils Olsson, tenor, listen here 

2011  Harald Henrysson och Roger Alderstrand 

2012  Joachim Bäckström, tenor, listen here

2013 Christian Juslin, tenor, listen here

2014 Daniel Johansson, tenor, listen here

2015 Markus Pettersson, tenor, listen here

2016 Ole Aleksander Bang, listen here

2017 Bror Magnus Tödenes, listen here

2018 none awarded








The Jussi Björling Society

The Jussi Björling Society was founded on January 7, 1989. Its task is to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling, his vocal art, life and career.

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HERE you can quickly become a member of The Jussi Björling Society. You will receive our magazine, newsletters and invitations to events and gatherings. The annual fee is 250 SEK.

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Jussi Favourites of the Board Members

Hans Thunström presents his favourite recording.

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The Jussi Björling Museum

Jussi Björling Museet

The Jussi Björling Museum Greets You!


BORLÄNGE  is the place where Jussi Björling was born. Here is also his own museum, the only Björling Museum in the world. "Of all singers' museums, this is the best", accordning to the late John Steane, noted British music critic.


Opening hours
Winter season  September–May working days Thuesday - Friday 12-17

June - August

Monday - Friday 11-18
Saturday 10-14
Sunday 12-17
Closed on June 6, Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day


Link to The Jussi Björling Museum