Sven Sjögren has served as president of the Swedish Suzuki Association since 1983 and was appointed a teacher-trainer for Suzuki violin by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in 1983. He has been a violin teacher-trainer for the European Suzuki Association (ESA) since 1985. He received his music degree from the Gothenburg Music Conservatory in 1975 and was employed at the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra from 1975–1994. He studied Suzuki pedagogy with professor John Kendall at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois from 1973 to 1974 and with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan in 1976 and again in 1985 when he was appointed teacher-trainer by Dr. Suzuki. In the 1970s he translated Dr. Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love into Swedish.
Mr. Sjögren is an Honorary Secretary in the ESA board and has been active on the board of the International Suzuki Association (ISA) representing the ESA. He is in demand in the U.S. as a clinician at many different Suzuki institutes.