Anna-Lena Laurin

Anna-Lena Laurin is a classical composer who have had commissions from/worked with orchestras and artists such as Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan's Symphony orchestra, Göran Söllscher, Håkan Hardenberger, Andrew Manze, Thomas Søndergaard, Anders Bergcrantz, Richie Beirach and Swedish Radio among many others.

Her music has been performed in USA, China, Hong Kong, Europe etc. Laurin is Composer in residence 2014-2016 by Camerata Nordica and in pipeline are three new concertos in collaboration with them and their leader Terje Tønnesen – for trumpet, guitar and violin. She is now working on a double concerto planned to be premiered in Tokyo 2015 by Tokyo Festival Orchestra and a long list of chamber music works are coming up for premieres arround the world. Many distinguished soloists ask for her music and she has commissions planned for a long time ahead.

Laurin started her musical career as a jazz pianist and vocalist and is still working in betweeen her classical commissions in the jazz field – touring with TV, radio and performances on different events and festivals. Swedish Radio appointed Laurin Composer of the Year/Jazzkatten 2013 with the motivation; ”For her ability to create a succesful crossover between the jazz’s and classical music’s language and the courage to write music from her heart without leeking at prevailing musical trends” and her classicla work Concerto for flute strings and harp was nominated to one of the most important works 2011. Acchieving such big apprieciation in two different genres make Laurin very unique.

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Next world premiere and upcoming major events

World premiere for Concerto for guitar
Version for guitar and chamber orchestra
soloist Göran Söllscher and Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Christian Lindberg conductor. December 2017.

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With violin soloist Terje Tønnesen and Camerata Nordica.

The Bird Phoenix, for basson and saxophone and chamber orchestra, world premier Sundsvall January 20th 2017. Swedish Cahamber Orchestra, Magnus Nilsson bassoon, Peter Wilgotsson saxophone, Emil Eliasson condutor.

World Premier at Malmö Live June 2nd 2016 with Persephone version II. For symphony orchestra.

Worl premiere of Men improve with the years. Lyrics William B. Yeats

July 7th 2016. Nordic Song Festival Baryton Aleksander Nohr, piano Mats JanssonAleksander-Nohr-e1445696445584mats_jansson2-e1445696406753

Mats Bergström & Göran Söllscher

will perfomr my piece Dual Quest III on tour their tours September 25th – October 2nd 2016 and April 24th – 30th 2017

World premiere with Camerata Nordica and their leader Terje Tønnesen & trumpet soloist Brynjar Kolbergsrud with Concerto in memoriam, for trumpet and strings. Oskarshamn November 17th 2015.

World premier and tour  for Concerto for guitar November 2015.

Soloist Göran Söllscher, leader Terje Tønnesen, Camerata Nordica.

World premier Mar Del Plata, Argentina September 19th 2015.

The Bird Phoenix, for basson and saxophone. Orcestra Municipal Del Mar Del Plata, Emir Saul conductor, Magnus Nilsson, bassoon, Peter Wilgotsson saxophones.

Celia’s Song for solo guitar, world premier in USA, spring 2015.

Soloist Celia Linde.

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Finland Korsholm Music Festival August 2nd 2014 1pm.

Soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and pianist Christine Bengtsson perform Gud är inte stum.

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Malmö, Norway and Denmark September 2014.

Soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and pianist Tom Ernst perform Ser du…

Tour with legendary New York drummer Victor Lewis and trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz

Laurin/Bergcrantz Project Featuring Victor Lewis performs in: Stockholm Fasching October 14th. Härnösand October 15th. Kristianstad October 18th. Ystad October 19th. Malmö October 22nd. Helsingborg October 23rd. With world premiere of a commission from Swedish Radio – within the award concert of Jazzkatten where Laurin recieved Composer of the year 2013.

Iphigenia broadcast on Swedish Radio July 22nd 2014 10pm and 30 days on the web.

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Anders Bergcrantz – trumpet, Richie Beirach piano, Thomas Söndergaard conductor. From the world premiere in Stockholm Concert Hall April 20th 2011.

 


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