Anders Nilsson

Anders Nilsson

Born on 6th of July 1954 in Stockholm. Studies in music in Stockholm at Birkagården Public High School and at the Royal Music College.

He played in a band and has worked as a theatre musician. He has also teached orchestration and composition at Royal College of Music. From 1983 working full-time as composer. 
His music has received numerous awards, among them the Grand Christ Johnson Award in 2000. 

His music is focused mainly on orchestral music; at the present five symphonies and several concertos. Also three operas, where ¨Zarah¨, about the swedish artist Zarah Leander and her career in the Third Reich, became a success and was seen by more than 25.000 during 52 performances at Folkoperan in Stockholm, autumn 2007. 

He has been composer-in-residence at the Västerås Sinfonietta 2016-17. 

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