Johan Krogius

Picture: Illusia Photography

Johan Krogius started cello lessons at the age of three and received musical education as a member of the Cantores Minores choir throughout his childhood. He began his vocal studies at the Musikinstitutet Kungsvägen music institute, where his teacher was Rabbe Österholm. He completed his professional studies at the Helsinki Conservatory under the guidance of Tehi Sulonen-Georgi. Krogius continued his studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki under Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila and at the Stockholm University of the Arts for opera training. 

Krogius has performed as a soloist in productions of the Jyväskylä Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, and Tampere Opera. He is also actively engaged as a concert singer and has experience in baroque and Renaissance music, oratorio repertoire, and art songs (lieder). He has performed with ensembles such as the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, and his former choir, Cantores Minores. 

Krogius has achieved success in vocal competitions. He won the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition in 2021 and also had success in the Helsinki Lied Competition the same year, where he was awarded first place in Category B together with his pianist partner, Niilo Ruotsala. 

Since autumn 2022, Johan Krogius has been engaged as part of the young ensemble at the Berlin State Opera and has already performed several roles in productions at this renowned opera house. He will be performing the role of Tamino in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in the summer of 2023 and Don Ottavio in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Finnish National Opera in the autumn of 2023. 

Krogius will be awarded the Martti Talvela Foundation scholarship for the year 2023 at the Joroinen music festival concert on July 24, where he will perform together with soprano Jenni Hietala and pianist Tuula Hällström.