Performances

 
Här är musiken! /Here’s the music! for soloists, choirs and orchestra – at the inauguration of the new campus at Royal College of Music, Stockholm
 
Nio nätter/ Nine nights – Lena Willemark and ensemble recherche, Festival Ultraschall, Berlin
 
Rehnqvist festival at The University of Tromsø, Norway
 
Composer profile at the festival for new music, Svensk Musikvår, Stockholm
 
The Riddle, world premiere – Kronos Quartet, for the project Fifty for the Future

 

2016

All Those Strings! – Ritva Koistinen, Kronos Quartet; San Fransisco, Carnegie Hall New York

In Orbit – Alpaca Ensemble; Stangvik

The festival Ren Rehnqvist, portrait concert with Alpaca Ensemble; Trondheim, Berlin, Stockholm, Köpenhamn, Oslo 

 

2015
 
Honorate doctorate at The  Birmingham City University + concerts
 
Sleep now – a lullaby drama. Vara, Gothenburg, Borås
 
When I close my eyes, I dream of peace. Malmö, San Francisco, Oslo

 

2013 

The World Clock, Alingsås and Gothenburg, Sweden, Oslo, Norway, Swedish Chamber Choir, Simon Phipps, cond

Belle Sounds – A Very Large Concert (for 200 church bells on the island Gotland), broadcast by Swedish Radio

 

2014

Klockrent – En Mycket Stor Konsert. Prix Italia 2014. Första pris i klassen Radio Music.

All Those Strings! – Stockholm. Uruppförande. Kronoskvartetten och Ritva Koistinen, kantele

Grammis för cd LIVE; Karin Rehnqvist, composer – 2013 års bästa klassiska album

Porträttkonsert London: i Philharmonia Orchestras serie Music of Today

 

2012 

Composer Portrait Concert, Miller Theatre, New York, Either/Or Ensemble, Richard Carrick, cond.

 

2011 

Tiger Touch, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, cond., Gothenburg, Oslo, Reykjavik

Portrait Concert, Vox Musica, Daniel Paulson. Sacramento, USA

Portrait Concert. Tromsö kunstförening, Norway

 

2010 

Tenebrae for mixed chorus. Latvian Radio Choir, Kaspars Putniņš, cond. Ultima Oslo Contemporary Festival 

Hymn for mixed chorus, orchestra and high soprano. Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir, Stockholm Cathedral Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeanette Köhn, Gustaf Sjökvist, cond. The Royal Wedding in Stockholm Cathedral 19 June, Stockholm

 

2009 

Haya! for mixed choir, Eric Ericson Award, Swedish Radio Choir. Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Solsången/The Sun Song, Lena Willemark, l’Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro La Fenice, Joana Carneiro, cond. The Venice Biennale

Composer In Focus, Båstad Chambermusic Festival

När korpen vitnar (Where the raven pales) Ulrika Bodén, BIT20 Ensemble, Norway’s Museum of Cultural History. Happy Nordic Music Days, Oslo

 

2008 

Triomphe d’exister, Coro Infantil do CPO, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Martin André

Casa da Musica, Porto

Quem chama? (Who’s that calling?) Marie Axelsson, Johanna Bölja Hertzberg, Remix Ensemble, Franck Ollu. Casa da Musica, Porto

Requiem aeternam. Helena Ek, Maria Keohane, SCO Choir, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Olari Elts. Glasgow City Hall

Der Herr ist mein Hirte. Adolf Fredriks Girls Choir, Bo Johansson, 8th World Symposium on Choral Music, Copenhagen

Embrace me. London Sinfonietta, Synergy Vocals, Pierre-André Valade. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

När korpen vitnar (Where the raven pales), Ulrika Bodén, Nordic Chamber Ensemble, Sundsvall, Härnösand. Light, direction Svante Grogarn, Ulrika Bodén, OrchestrUtopica, Cesário Costa. Festival in Extremis, Lisbon

 

2007 

Salve Regina – Heavenly Queen, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard. Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

 

2006 

Rehnqvist Festival at the Stockholm Concert Hall 20-23 April. Among other things the premiere of Preludes for Large Orchestra

 

2005 

To the Angel with the Fiery Hands – staged concert for female chorus, soprano and four instruments. La Cappella, Susanne Rosenberg, Sarah Lindloff, Backa Katarina Eriksson, Leo Svensson, Mats Olofsson. Karin Eklundh cond, Svante Grogarn director. Västerås

 

2004 

When the Earth Sings – fairy tale for actress, orchestra and audience was performed more than 60 times by orchestras all over Sweden and Scotland during the 2004-2005 season.

Teile dich Nacht, Lena Willemark, Danish Radio Choir, Ed Spanjaard, Nordic Music Days Copenhagen

Ljus av Ljus (Light of Light) Adolf Fredrik’s Girls Choir, Orchestre National de France, cond. Jonathan Darlington, Festival Présences, Paris

 

2003 

Davids nimm, London sinfonietta, Queen Elisabeth Hall, London.

Ice Music Phantasy, music for instruments of ice, Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi.

Beginning, Kungsbacka Piano Trio, City of London Festival.

Sun Song, Festival Klangspuren, Austria

 

2002-2003 

On a distant shore, Martin Fröst, the Scottish Chamber Orch, cond. Swensen, the Swedish Chamber Orch, cond. Sundkvist, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Örebro

2002 

Teile dich Nacht, Lena Willemark, SWR Vokalensemble, Donaueschinger Musiktage

 

2001 

Main composer at Time and Music festival, Viitasaari, Finland

Solsången, Amsterdam, Lena Willemark, Asko Ensemble, cond. B Tommy Andersson.

Time of Taromir, BBC Orch. Glasgow

The Angel with the Fiery Hands, Southwest Missouri University, USA

 

2000 

Lamento, Warszaw autumn, Silesian Philharmnic Orch Katowice.

Lamento, Nordic Music Days, Lahti, Helsingfors Stadsorkester.

Lod (Plummet), Festival Foro, Mexico City

 

2000-2002 

Arktis Arktis! Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburgh Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orch., Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm

 

1999 

Portrait concert Deutschlandfunk, Köln, arr Frau Musica (nova)

Sötskolan (Beauty School) – a horror opera for children, premièred in Växjö, on tour in the south of Sweden.

Kast, Neiuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, cond. Peter Rundel.

Spent one month with a polar expedition on the icebreaker Louis S. Saint-Laurent in the Canadian High Arctic

 

1998 

Sun Song, Ultima Oslo,

Davids nimm, Wings, I raise my hands, Warszaw autumn,

Davids nimm, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, Frau Musica (nova), Festival Köln,

Time of Taromir, Osterbothia Chamber Orcehstra, Wien Modern

 

1997 

Solsången, ISCM Seoul, Anrop – Inrop – Utrop (Invocation – Convocation – Avocation), 1997 Taromirs tid (Time of Taromir), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Vishetens lov (The Praise of Wisdom), Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm

 

1996 

Solsången (Sun Song) Reykjavik, Island, Nordic Music Days, Lena Willemark, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, cond. Anne Manson

Teacher of composition classes for young people at the Gothenburg Concert House, with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra playing their compositions (method described in “Unga människor, ny musik” Rikskonserter)*

 

1994 

Lamento, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm, cond. Okko Kamu,

Puksånger – lockrop, Rädda mig ur dyn, ISCM Stockholm,

Portrait concert, Festival Alternativa, Moskva

 

1992 

Hetluft (Limelight), a multimedia performance with sculptor Lenny Clarhäll

 

1991 

Skrin, ISCM Warszaw

 

1990 

Skrin (Shouts) – violin concerto (together with Sven Ahlbäck) Nils-Erik Sparf, Swedish Radio Symphony Orch, conducted by Leif Segerstam,

Puksånger – lockrop, Davids nimm, Den Haag Netherlands

 

1989 

Kast, Nordic Music Days Stockholm

Puksånger – lockrop (Timpanum Songs – Herding Calls) premièred at the Falun Folk Music Festival, Lena Willemark, Susanne Rosenberg, sopranos, Helena Gabrielsson, percussion

Tilt&mara, dramatized concert for choir and percussion, Stans kör, cond. Karin Rehnqvist, choreographer Lisbeth Hagerman

 

1987 

Kast (Sudden changes), International Gaudeamus Music week, Alicante International Contemporary Festival

 

1985 

Davids nimm, Rostrum

2000 – 2004 Composer in residence with the Scottish and the Swedish Chamber Orchestras in collaboration

*1996 – 2001 Compositions classes for young people held in Gothenburg, Uppsala, Stockholm, Åland

Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1997

Medal “Litteris et Artibus”, received from the Swedish King, in January 2003


Prizes

Bo Wallner Memorial Award 2015

The Gannevik Award 2015

The Hugo Alfvén Award 2007

The Rosenberg Award 2005

Kurt Atterberg Prize 2001

City of Stockholm Honour Prize 1999

Christ Johnsson Prize 1997

The daily newspaper Expressen’s Spelmannen Prize 1996

The Läkerol Arts Award 1996


Nominations

Grammis 1996 for the CD Davids nimm

Nordic Music Council Prize 1998, Solsången (Sun Song)

Finalist Prix Italia 2002, A Passion Play – As four sports

Nordic Music Council Prize 2002, Solsången


Competitions

Kast (Sudden changes), honorable mention at The International New Music Composers Competition, New York, 1987

Kast, honorable mention at The Gaudeamus International Music Week, Amsterdam, 1987