The first woman in Sweden to graduate in music direction from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, as a private student in 1872. A violinist, she concertized in Scandinavia and throughout Europe. She continued her studies in harmony, composition, and violin at the Leipzig Conservatory, where she also met her future husband, the musician and composer Julius Röntgen. After marrying in Landskrona Church in Sweden on July 28, 1880, the couple settled in Amsterdam.
Her Sonata in B minor for piano and violin has been released on CD. A concert of her works was held in the Stockholm Concert Hall in November 2001.