Stefan Parkman was born in 1952. He is professor of choir conducting at Uppsala University and active as choir and orchestra conductor. He has been leader of the Uppsala Cathedral Boy's Choir, YMCA Chamber Choir in Stockholm and the Royal Philharmonic Choir in Stockholm. Since 1983 he is conductor of UAK. 1989 he was appointed chief conductor of the Danish Radio Choir.
Stefan Parkman is a regular guest conductor for the Swedish Radio Choir and worked as chief conductor 2002-2004. He is regularly a guest conductor for Rundfunkchor Berlin, BBC Singers in London and Nederlands Kamerkoor in Amsterdam. He is engaged be many Swedish symphony orchestras, choirs and institutions like the Norrland Opera in Luleå, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. The activities include rehearsals and performances of mainly international repertoire, but contemporary Swedish and Danish music is also an important part of the work.
Along with the permanent engagements as professor and conductor Stefan Parkman is also a popular instructor at courses and master classes, seminars and workshops, in Sweden as abroad. He is a frequently engaged vocal soloist, mainly for chamber music and oratorial works.
Stefan Parkman is Knight of the Dannebrog Order (1997) and member of the Royal Academy of Music (1998).