Barbro Marklund-Petersone has for many years been Professor of Singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and has also taught at the Opera Schools in Oslo and Stockholm. Singers travel from many parts of the world to study with her and she gives about ten masterclasses a year in different countries including Great Britain, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia .
In December 2006 Marklund-Petersone was appointed Honorary Professor by the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga. From 2007 she was also employed for three years as teacher of singing to some of the most famous singers at the Latvian National Opera.
Marklund-Petersone is much sought after as a concert singer, with a broad repertoire that includes Lieder, oratorio and contemporary music. She is also a popular adjudicator and lecturer and has frequently represented associations in Scandinavia and other parts of the world.
Conductors she has performed with include Neeme Järvi, Nicholas Cleobury, Ole Kristian Ruud and Cecilia Rydinger-Alin and she has sung with orchestras including Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Symphony Orchestra, Estonia Symphony Orchestra, orchestras and ensembles in Guildford (England) Umeå, Gävleborg, and many, many more.
Amongst Marklund’s pupils are a large number who have won prestigious awards in international competitions such as The Cardiff Singer of the World,The Belvedere Competition in Vienna, The Queen Sonja Competition and the Wigmore Hall Song Competiton in London.
Marklund-Petersones future engagements and Master Classes include Master Classes in Norway, Sweden, Holland (Den Haag), Germany (Karlsruhe), Austria (Vienna), Lithuania (Vilnius, Klaipeda and Birstonas)and Georgia (Tbilisi).
In 2015 Marklund started a comprehensive project of a graded repertoire of opera arias for young singers for soprano, tenor, mezzo and baritone/bass. The soprano book will be released around the time of the ICVT2017 congress in Stockholm