Anna-Lena Laurin (1962) is a Swedish Composer living in Malmö. She was Composer in residence with Sinfonietta Riga 2018 and held the same position with Camerata Nordica 2014-2016.
Examples of other orchestras/soloists/conductors that Anna-Lena has had commissions from such as; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Opera Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan, Göteborgs Symfoniorkester, Amalie Stalheim, Johan Bridger, Domingo Hindoyan, Olle Persson, O ́Modernt med bl a Hugo Ticciati, Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Mar del Plata, Argentina, Sveriges Radio, Nordiska Kammarorkestern, Svenska Kammarorkestern, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, Joana Carneiro, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Norrbotten Big Band, New Places Orchestra, Göran Söllscher, Christian Lindberg, Piia Komsi (FI), Aleksander Nohr (NO)
Anders Bergcrantz, Victor Lewis (USA), Irina Emeliantseva (RU), Andrew Manze (GB), Thomas Søndergaard (DK), Anna-Maria Helsing (FI) Alicia Terzian (AR), Nisse Landgren, Håkan Hardenberger, Brynjar Kolbergsrud (NO), Haga Duo, The Gothenburg Combo, Mats Bergström, David Härenstam, Katarina Andreasson – everyone most well-reputed, among many others and her music is performed around the world at concerts, festivals, radio and TV-stations.
To Camerata Nordica she wrote "Concerto for flute strings and harp", "Concerto in Memoriam" (for trumpet and strings) "Concerto for Guitar" and "Sirens for the Slumberers" (for solo violin and string). "Concerto for flute strings and harp" as well as "Concerto for guitar" were both nominated by SMFF as one of the most important works in Sweden 2011/2016.
Laurin's music is also presented on several different CD-albums, all critically acclaimed. In pipeline are new collaborations with choir, orchestras, chamber musicians and ensembles around the world as well as several new CD productions such as together with the symphony orchestras in Malmö and Gothenburg together with soloists such as Amalie Stalheim and Gustav Melander.
With her orchestral work The Painter and the CD Anders Bergcrantz Plays The Painter by Anna-Lena Laurin, she was awarded Composer of the Year #2 at The 37th Annual Jazz Station Awards/The Best Jazz of 2015 in Los Angeles. The same site also appointed her DVD Iphigenia, containing her orchestral work with the same name,, DVD of the year 2016 #2. The piece was commissioned by Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Same site also appointed her E lectric piano player # 6 as well as Keyboard player #6.
Swedish Radio appointed Laurin Composer of the Year 2013/Jazz cat. To have reached so many accomplishments in two so different genres, truley makes Laurin very unique.
She started her professional career as a jazz pianist and vocalist. Nowdays, she spends most of her time composing but still performs as a jazz pianist in her daughter Iris Bergcrantz Quintet. A band that has been critically acclaimed all over and awarded with titles such as Vocal Jazz CD of 2016 and Laurin herself, was appointed Electric pianist #6 and Keyboard #6. Her composing emphazies on symphonic music.
Laurin is also sought after as lecturer at universities, festivals, and conservatories such as Malmö Academy of Music, The Royal Swedish Academy of Music and Gotland School of Music Composition.
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