Maria Dalayman is a Cultural Entrepreneur, founder and CEO. As a leader and experienced communication strategist she has moved between different sectors in society; PR and advertising, Trade and Industry, Non Profit sector, Public sector, Music and Culture. She founded Good Company Artists in 2006 together with Katarina Dalayman and Thomas Sunnegårdh and has since then devoted all her time to bringing singers, conductors, directors and musicians to the international arena.

”I have been working as an agent for almost twenty years and loved every second. My goal now is to continue developing the business and to give our artists even better service – by digitising more aspects of the work. Therein lies the future.”

Maria is also founder and CEO at Stage.One, Agent.One and Audition.one – a digital audition platform for singers, musicians and actors. Contact her on maria@goodcompany.se.

Angelica Walander, Economy Manager, is responsible for the company’s financial  work. She assists the executive management of the company in questions that concern long term development and also handles financial every-day issues. Ms Walander holds a BA in Business management from London South Bank University/Företagsekonomiska Institutet, a graduation from IHM Business School Stockholm; sales, marketing, economy and project leading B2B and has studied accounting at Företagsekonomiska Institutet Stockholm.

Katarina Dalayman, Artistic Advisor, has along and distinguished career as an opera singer. Since her debut at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm 1991, singing Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre, she has been engaged in all major venues of the world such as Metropolitan Opera, Wien Staatsoper, Opéra Bastille in Paris, La Scala, Aix-en-Provence, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper in Berlin and many other. Katarina mainly sings dramatic roles and has a strong feeling and love for all the characters in the world of Wagner.

As an artistic advisor in Good Company she brings the experience of having worked at all these famous opera stages in the world and with all the great creative teams involved in different productions. It is a great advantage for the agency that all this knowledge and experience is at the service of our staff and artists.

Young artists career development and vocal training are new areas that engages Katarina and she works regularly with students from different countries, coaches online and gives master classes. If you want to know more contact Katarina on team@goodcompany.se.

Thomas Sunnegårdh, Artistic Advisor is engaged in all artistic matters in the company and in the long term strategy work for the artists. He is an opera singer and a graduate of Kungliga Musikhögskolan (Royal College of Music) in Stockholm; including advanced studies of the piano with Greta Erikson and a degree in Master of Music. He was also trained at Operahögskolan (The University College of Opera) in Stockholm and he has been employed by Kungliga Operan (The Royal Opera) in Stockholm since 1982.

He has performed at several of the main concert halls and opera houses in Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, London, Naples, Bordeaux, Toulouse, San Francisco and Tokyo.

Lena Hellström-Färnlöf, Artistic Advisor is employed at Academy of Music and Opera at Mälardalens Högskola. From 2011 she holds the position Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Program and the Chamber Opera Education at the school. She is active too as vocal coach working with professional singers and regularly gives master classes all over the world. Her students are represented at major Swedish opera houses and at Swedish artist agencies. Lena was for many years teaching at the University College of Opera in Stockholm.

As an artistic advisor at Good Company Lena brings her knowledge and experience to the different processes of recruiting and nurturing new singers. She participates for example in auditions, is involved in casting recommendations and attends performances and concerts where our artists participates.

Lena has a background as a recital and opera singer educated at the University College of Music in Gothenburg (musician and pedagogic specialisation) and at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has performed around 20 opera roles on various stages (for example Adelé, Antonia, Blondchen, Frasquita, Madama Cortese and Proserpin). Her recital repertoire is wide and includes medieval as well as ultramodern music and she has on several occasions represented the Swedish music scene abroad, in chamber music context and as soloist with orchestra and choir.

Julia Andersson, Artist Coordinator, is handling practical questions regarding the schedules of the artists and internal systems of the agency. In assisting the executive management, she helps keep track of the day to day administration.

Julia is also active as an opera singer who is a recent graduate of Schweizer Opernstudio (Switzerland), as well as of the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg and Stockholm University of the Arts. She has sung at the stages of Folkoperan (Stockholm), Verkstan at Malmö Opera, Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn and Bühnen Bern, as well as with free groups such as Höga Kusten Operafestival and Skånska Operan. Contact Julia on julia@goodcompany.se.