Österling, Fredrik (b. February 12, 1966, Gällivare). Swedish composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been successfully performed throughout Europe.
Mr. Österling attended the music course at Sjövik Community College in 1984-85 and the music teacher-training course at the Örebro High School of Music from 1985-89. He then went on to study composition at the Gothenburg College of Music from 1989-93 with Lars Johan Werle and Ole Lützow-Holm, also studying form and analysis with Lennart Hall.
Mr. Österling has been commissioned to write works by the Swedish Concert Institute and by several regional music foundations in Sweden. He has also received assignments from the Gothenburg Opera House and the Royal Opera in Stockholm. His music has been performed on Swedish Radio and at concerts throughout Sweden and abroad.
He was composer-in-residence at the western Swedish concert institute, Musik i Väst, between 1997-99; thereafter, he was composer-in-residence at the county theatre of Skövde. He has been a member of the Society of Swedish Composers (FST) since 1994, and was elected Secretary-General in 2000.
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Street address: Mr. Fredrik Österling, Salbyvägen 5, 124 33 Bandhagen, Sweden
Website: http://www.fredrikosterling.pp.seSTAGE: Näktergalen och rosen (1 act opera, libretto by Iwar Bergkwist), 5 soloists, small orchestra, 1990; Orfeus eller Orfeus död (1 act opera, libretto by Johan Österling), 7 soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1991-92; Yggdrasil (1 act opera, libretto by Hans Berndtsson), baritone, dancer, mixed chorus, trombone, cello, 2 percussion, 1998-99; Elin/Helena: ad regna serena (1 act music drama, text by the composer), actor, 4 soloists, mixed chorus, oboe, contrabassoon, harp, organ, percussion, string orchestra, 2000; S@una subtil (opera), soloists, ensemble, 2001
ORCHESTRAL: The lost melody, string orchestra in 3 groups, 1995-96; IgnisAqua, large orchestra, 2001; Ten – the austere charms, small orchestra (15 players), 2001-02; ASK - quasi un concerto, piano, small orchestra, 2002
CHAMBER MUSIC: shall inherit, 5 percussion, 1991; Nescio, flute, 1991; I dolce viso dolce, flute (+ piccolo), violin, cello, percussion, 1994; cum figuris, string quartet, double bass, percussion, 1996; Male-et-dictus 1, trombone, 3 percussion, 1996; Persuasio: litet retoriskt stycke, saxophone, 3 percussion, 1996; Viole?!, viola, 1996; Modes d’expression, flute, clarinet, trombone, string quartet, piano, percussion, 1996; Male-et-dictus 2, trombone, cello, 1997; Nature morte, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1997; On reaching for words, clarinet, viola, piano, 1998; Leaves of Yggdrasil, violin, 1999; Voi ch’ascoltate amor m’a posto, flute, organ, percussion, 1999; Nine: the esoteric charm of austerity, alto flute, alto guitar, viola, 2000; DuaSensua, flute, violin, 2001; Slideshow, percussion, 2001-02; Zælda, improvisational ensemble (10 players), 2001-02; Drudenfuss, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, piano, 2002
CHORAL: Three Sonnets (text by William Shakespeare), 12 mixed voices, 1991-93; De sju inseglen (oratorio), 2 speakers, 2 mixed choruses, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), French horn, 7 trombones, 3 violins, viola, cello, double bass, organ, 3 percussion, 1994-95; Le rossignol (text by Paul Verlaine), mixed chorus, 1997; Lullaby (text by Wystan Hugh Auden), mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, percussion, 1997; The shield of Achilles (text by Wystan Hugh Auden), mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, string quartet, small orchestra, 1997; ängel? (text by Erik Johan Stagnelius), speaker, mixed chorus, trombone, cello, piano, percussion, 1998; [Passionerat: ny musik om kärlek] Quartetto: étude sentimentale (text by Paul Verlaine), 4 mixed voices, 2000; Wir sind nur Mund, small mixed chorus, 2001-02
VOCAL: Sub luna (text by Erik Axel Karlfeldt), mezzo-soprano, oboe, 4 percussion, 1988; Tale untold: verbal pieces 1 (text by William Shakespeare), 2 mezzo-sopranos, flute, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), bassoon, string quartet, double bass, piano, percussion, 1990; Parode: verbal pieces 2 (text by Johan Österling), 2 mezzo-sopranos, oboe, cello, piano, 1990-91; Beauty: verbal pieces 3 (syllabic text), 3 mezzo-sopranos, piano, 3 percussion, ensemble (string quartet, double bass), 1993; Le vin des amants (text by Charles Baudelaire), mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), French horn, string quartet, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1997-98; Stiamo, Amor (text by Petrarch), soprano, flute, organ, 1998; Love; formal aspects, soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 1999 (first section also arranged for ensemble by François Sarhan, 1999); Inför kvinnan ställd: 9 sonetter om åtrå och bitterhet (text by Frans G. Bengtsson), soprano, tenor, cello, 2 percussion, 1999
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