Malin Byström received her training at Stockholm University College of Opera. In 2000 she sang Fiorella in Il Turco in Italia at the opera house in Lübeck, and for the next two seasons she was affiliated with the opera in Nuremberg where her roles included Musetta in La Bohème, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Gilda in Rigoletto, Annina in Eine Nacht in Venedig, Hermione in Boesman’s Wintermärchen and Pamina in The Magic Flute.
As of 2002 Malin Byström is a freelancer and has performed at the festival in Bregenz (Musetta), at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Amalia in I Masnadieri), in Mannheim (Musetta), in Montpellier (the leading role in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna), in Los Angeles (cover for Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Kent Nagano) and at Opera North in Leeds (the leading role in Massenet’s Manon and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte).
In the spring of 2006 she sang Così fan tutte together with William Christie in Lyon and Don Giovanni in Amsterdam. The 2006/2007 season included Don Giovanni both at concerts in Örebro, Sweden, with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Lawrence Renes, and performances with René Jacobs in Baden-Baden, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow in Montpellier and Kullervo with the French National Orchestra in Paris.
Some of her most recent commissions have been The Countess in Figaro’s Wedding at the Beaunes Barock Music Festival, La Scala debut with the soprano part of Beethoven’s 9th with Kurt Masur, and Agathe in Der Freischütz in Bregenz. Works that Malin Byström has sung as a concert singer include Strauss´ Vier letzte Lieder, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Carmina Burana, Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Messias.
At the Göteborg Opera she has sung Margareta in Faust 2007 and participated in the Summer Concert of 2009.