Malin G Thunell is a skilled singer mostly active on the traditional music scene. Grown up in a small town on the east coast of Sweden in the province of Gästrikland, singing for as long as she can remember, she discovered folk singing for the first time at the age of 16 and it was instant love.
Pursuing her longing to work with music, she moved to Piteå in the north of Sweden in 2009 and spent two years at Framnäs Folkhögskola in their folk- and world music program.
She attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm between 2011-2014 and has received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, The Sigrid Göransson foundation, The Royal College of Music, and Helge Ax:ons memorial fund.
In 2016 she received the Lisa Boudré medal from her home county for her work in keeping alive the local singing tradition after Budres Lisa.
With great honesty and curiosity she manages the Swedish traditional singing style as well as exploring other traditions, which she loves to integrate into her own personal performances. Always with the aim to develop and explore the possibilities of the voice and body as an instrument. Her work ranges from solo and a capella performances to singing in different constellations and bands. She has toured the world from small churches in the Scottish highlands, to concert halls in Russia, to festivals throughout Europe and Canada.
She writes and composes her own contemporary music, which bears strong connections to her long relationship with the folk music genre, and released an EP in 2016. She is currently working on new songs for a full-length album.
Malin also works as a singing teacher and continually gives lessons and workshops in both folksinging and contemporary genres, vocal ensemble and choir.