Anders Hillborg

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Born: b. 1954
Nationality: Swedish
Education/Training:
studied counterpoint, composition and electronic music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Best Known For:
music for orchestral, chorus and chamber music, as well as films and pop music
Notable Compositions:
Celestial Harmonics, Clang and Fury
Assignments:
has been a full time freelance composer since 1982; commissions by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zrich, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony
Bio:
Anders Hillborg gained his first musical experience singing in choirs and he was also involved in various forms of improvised music. From 1976 to 1982 he studied counterpoint, composition and electronic music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where his teachers included Gunnar Bucht, Lars-Erik Rosell, Arne Mellns and Pr Lindgren. Brian Ferneyhough, who was a guest lecturer at the College of Music on several occasions, was also an important source of inspiration.
 
Apart from occasional teaching positions, Hillborg has been a full-time freelance composer since 1982. His sphere of activity is extensive, covering orchestral, choral and chamber music as well as music for films and pop music.
 
1983 composed muoayiyaoum for mixed choir
 
1983-85 composed Celestial Mechanics for 17 solo strings and percussion
 
1986-89 composed Clang & Fury for large orchestra
 
1990 professor in composition in Malm, Sweden
 
1991 The Christ Johnson Prize for Celestial Mechanics
 
1992 Celestial Mechanics selected work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
 
1995 composer-in-residence at the Avantti! festival in Porvoo, Finland with Magnus Lindberg and Franco Donatoni
 
1995 Violin Concerto selected work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
 
1996 Grammy (the Swedish Gramophone Award) as Composer of the Year for the CD "Jag vill se min lskade komma frn det vilda" ("I want to see my beloved coming from the wild")
 
1997 Christ Johnson Prize for Violin Concerto
 
1999 featured composer at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Composer Festival
 
2002 The orchestra piece Dreaming River wins 1st prize at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
 
2003 featured composer at the Soundstreams Festival, Toronto, Canada
 
2005 featured composer at the Avantti!-festival in Porvoo, Finland
 
2008 composer-in-residence at The Aspen Music Festival
 
2010-2012 composer-in-residence at Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala, Sweden
 
2011 world premiere of Cold Heat with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and David Zinman conducting. (January 12)
 
2011 world premiere of Sirens with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, A S von Otter, Hila Plitmann, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (November 25)
 
22-31 January 2012 Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition at University of Toronto
 
2012 Grammy (the Swedish Gramophone Award) for Best Classical CD of the Year for the album Eleven Gates featuring 4 orchestral works by Hillborg.
 
 
Anders Hillborg's orchestral music has been performed by many major conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Dudamel, David Zinman, Andrey Boreyko, Yannick Nzet-Seguin, Michael Gielen, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mlkki, Hannu Lintu, John Storgrds and many others.
 
Orchestras that have performed his music include Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zrich, Bayerishe Rundfunk Orchester, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonie, Helsinki Philharmonic.
 
He has received commissions from leading performing organisations such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zrich, New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Gothenburg Symphony. Notable musicians he's worked with include clarinetist Martin Frst, mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, choir conductor Eric Ericson.
REPERTOIRE : Sirens
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Sirens 11/25/2011
LA Phil: Sirens 11/26/2011
LA Phil: Sirens 11/27/2011
REPERTOIRE : Muoayiyoum
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