“..she has now for more than ten years been played in a row of the foremost concert halls Sweden holds, it is with a music that seems to create its own genre”
Erik Wallrup

Anna-Lena Laurin Classical Composer

Since I was the only one in my family who was into music – it took me quite a long time to realize that I was good in composing and that this was the profession that suited me the very best. So even if my proffession was musican since the early twenties – I wrote my first orchestral work when I was 44 years old! Since then I’ve written many in a very short time – and I have had the fortune to work with really great, great orchestras and artists such as Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Søndergaard, Anders Bergcrantz, Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra, Terje Tønnesen, Richie Beirach, Håkan Hardenberger, Francisca Skoogh, Linda Dahl Laursen, Martin Sturfält, Camerata Nordica, Mats Rondin among many others.


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Camerata Nordica 2014-2016

 

 

Appointed  Composer #2 of 2015 by

The 37th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2015 in Los Angeles for my symphonic/orchestral work The Painter.

Anders Bergcrantz was appointed Trumpeter #1,

Anders Bergcrantz Quartet Instrumental group #3

All three awards are for our contributions on the CD Anders Bergcrantz Plays The Painter By Anna-Lena Laurin together with Norrlandsoperan symphony orchestra and conductor Mats Rondin.

Lable: Vanguard Music Boulevard

P2               Laurin appointed

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR 2013 Jazzkatten (The Jazz Cat)

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 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

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Writing for Norweigan baritone

Aleksander Norh and Swedish pianist Mats Jansson

Premiere planned at Nordic Song Festival July 7th  2016

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Writing for Composer

Alicia Terzian’s Encuentros Ensemble

with soprano  Marta Blanco

Premiere planned in Córdoba, Argentina, 2016.

Performing with

IRIS BERGCRANTZ QUINTET

Victoriateatern, Malmö. November 25th 2015

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on her CD-release of Different Universe

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Line up:

Iris Bergcrantz vocals, Anders Bergcrantz trumpet, Anna-Lena Laurin piano, Anders Fjeldsted bass, Johan Kolsut drums, Lise Kroner and Rebecca Bergcrantz backing vocals.

Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Mar del Plata, Argentina,

premiere The Bird Phoenix

September 19th 2015

Emir Saul

Soloists; Magnus Nilsson bassoon,

Peter Wilgotsson saxophones,

under the baton of Emir Saul.

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Tour to Hong Kong, China, Macau

Outside TV-studio Hong KongTV Hong KongAffisch ritadOutside Peel Fresco Hong KongRTHK TV, Hong KongRadio 3 Hong Kong, Rickard Malmsten, Anders Bergcrantz, Anna-Lena Laurin, Gary Pollard, Phil WhelanAnders BErgcrantz Anna-Lena Laurin TV Hong KongRickard, Anna-Lena Anders, Jim Hong Kong

Writing for Terje Tønnesen

and Camerata Nordica. Premiere planned Januray 2017. and Camerata Nordica. Premiere planned Januray 2017.

 

 Terje Tønnesen

Writing for Göran Söllscher!

A Deutsche Grammophone Artist.

World premiere with

Camerata Nordica and their leader Terje Tønnesen

15th Hultsfred’s church. 16th The Castle in Kalmar 2015.

Concerto for guitar is also planned with Swedish Chamber Orchestra preliminary December 6th 2017.

Concerto in memoriam premiere November 17th Oskarshamn’s church 2015.

Soloist Brynjar Kolbergsrud, Camerata Nordica & Terje Tønnesen.

Göran Söllscher

Coloratur soprano/cellist Piia Komsi premier The Second Coming

in Hudiksvall at Nordic Festival July 3rd 2015.

Lyrics by William Butler Yeats.

Piia Komsi

Performing in Berlin at Zig Zag Jazz club with

Anders Bergcrantz

Line up:

Anders Bergcrantz trumpet, Anna-lena Laurin piano, Josh Ginsburg double bass, Micheal Kersting drums.

Celia Linde

Perform my Celia’s Song on her tour in the US. New York, North and South Calolina and Tennessee

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World premiere of Quests with

Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Anna-Maria Helsing and Malmö Operaorkester

at Malmö Arena June 15th 2014.

 

Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing. Photo by Timo HeikkalaSoprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg

Malmö Opera orkester The symphony orchestra at Malmö Opera.

 Other premieres with Gitta-Maria Sjöberg:

June 23rd 2014 premiere of Ser du.. and Quests – version for piano and soprano.  June 22rd 2014 performing Gud är inte stum. Nordic Voice festival, Strömsbruk, Hälsingland.

August 2nd 2014 performing Gud är inte stum in Korsholm, Finland together with piano player Christine Bengtsson-Lumio.

March 6 th 2014 Malmö and March 8th 2014 Eslöv premiere of Nattens djupa violoncell and Fantasi and performances of Gud är inte stum.

 Tour with LAURIN/BERGCRANTZ PROJECT FEATURIN VICTOR LEWIS OCTOBER 2014

with the world premiere of “In water” commissioned by Swedish Radio

Laurin Bergcrantz Project Featuring Victor Lewis

STOCKHOLM FASCHING 14th.

HÄRNÖSAND 15th.

KRISTIANSTAD KONSERTHUSET LILLA SALEN 18th.

YSTAD SCALA 19th.

MALMÖ PALLADIUM 22nd.

HELSINGBORG DUNKERS KULTURHUS 23rd.

Quotes from the Jazzkatten gala performenace where all the winners from 2013 played:

” The band performs a cavalcade of exiting music, including a newly written work commissioned by Swedish Radio P2, and it is one of the evening’s highlights”.

Hedvig Ljungar Tidningenkulturen.se

“kaleidoscopic” …”well composed achoring”

Dan Backman Svenska Dagbladet

From the concert in Malmö

“sensitively portrayed” Alexander Agrell Sydsvenskan.

 

 


P2               Laurin appointed

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR

in Swedish Radio’s Prestigious Award Jazzkatten

Kultur/Kulturnytt/Sverige Radio October 15th:

Yesterday was Anna-Lena Laurin appointed Composer of the year on the Swedish jazz’ own event Jazzkatten: She has the 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” according to the motivation of the jury.

Laurin has written several works which have been performed by Swedish symphony orchestras, for example Iphigenia and Persephone. The latest The Painter is also recorded by Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra, with the jazz trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz under the batoon of Mats Rondin, and this is a record which has got good reviews.

Colaboration 2011-2015 with Camerata Nordica with 4 concertos of Laurin

With the kickoff in Concerto for flute strings and harp Camerata Nordica starts a long collaboration with premieres, commissioning, CD recordings and touring within Sweden as well as abroad, with Laurin.

Concerto for flute strings and harp (2009) 21″ World premiere and tour 2011
Concerto in memoriam (2012) 30″ for trumpet and strings: November 10-23 2014
Concerto for violin and strings will be aprox. 25-30″ With violin soloist Terje Tønnesen, concertmaster with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Spring 2015.
Guitar Concerto: (2013) will be aprox. 30″ Commissioned by Göran Söllscher. November 2015.
 
All works are planned to be recorded on CD and released as a portrait of Laurin.


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“Bergcrantz is one of the top trumpet players in the world today”

Doug Ramsey artsjournal.com

I have refrained from rating “The Painter,” because the orchestral work does not obviously belong in the jazz category. 

What genre this belongs to, I really don’t know. Just that it is

music. Enormously important and well worth listening to!”

-Jan Olsson (Dig Jazz)

The whole article in Swedish.

This she weaves together into an evocative and strikingly beautiful music with trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz as brilliant soloist.

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Concerto in memoriam with Camerata Nordica

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For trumpet and strings

World premiere and tour fall 2014 November 10-23
More info will soon be announced!

Duo Anido Plays Dual Quest III

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Anna-Lena Laurin i Italien utanför kyrkanDuo Anido och Anna-Lena LaurinDuo Anido och Anna-Lena Laurin 2World premiere in Italy with tour November 2013


Promenade Abyss in Copenhagen

Promenade Abyss in Copenhagen

Soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg and pianist Linda Dahl Laursen will perform my new piece “Promenade Abyss” to celebrate Danish philosopher Sören Kierkegaards 200 anniversary. At Sören Kiekegaard’s research centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 5th 2013 in presence of the Danish Queen Margrethe II. Lyrics Pablo Golborne.

Tour to HONGKONG!

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December 2013 with jazz trumpet soloist Anders Bergcrantz

and Rickard Malmsten.