Magnus Gilljam was born in Sweden and raised on a diet of IKEA furniture and ABBA songs. He came to the UK in 1999 for post-graduate studies in accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now based in London working as a freelance pianist and musical director.
Magnus performs regularly in song recitals around the UK and Europe, and works as a repetiteur and vocal coach. Musical direction credits include English Pocket Opera’s family adaption of Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Cochrane and Unicorn Theatres in London, The Full Monty at the New Players Theatre, State Fair at the Trafalgar Studios, Just So at the Tabard Theatre, and the critically acclaimed productions of HMS Pinafore and The Pajama Game at the Union Theatre.
Other recent credits include Aladdin at the Buxton Opera House, AMD for I Do! I Do! at Vienna’s English Theatre and an appearance in concert with Katherine Jenkins for BBC Wales.