Birgitte Alsted

(born in 1942, in Odensee, Denmark, resident in Copenhagen), composer. She studied violin in 1962-71 at the Royal Academy of Music, Coph, and the Academy of Music in Warsaw. Self taught, until the period 2004 2006, she studied and obtained a Master's Degree in composition and in electronic music on the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. Apart from music for theatre, her oeuvre includes works for soloists and chamber orchestras. She was a member of the Danish Music Council and a member of the society Kvinder I Muzik (Women in Music).
Selected works: Smitheries in Granada, 1976, for mixed ensemble; String Quartett in cd 1977; Break up 1988, for symphony orchestra; Hvals 2007 for Saxophone Quartett.
Selected Recordings: Zu versuchen, die Fragen, 2002, part of : Electronic Music produced at Diem, Dacapo Records publ 2012; Zweigeigen 2001, part of : Duo Gelland Violin Duos, Nosag CD publ 2007; Sorgsang II 1995 part of Planetarium Music Dacapo Records pub. 1997; Haiku-We,1995 part of Mater Mea Danacord, pub 2000; To Sange til Dden (Two Songs for Death) 1990, part of New Nordic Chamber Music, Dancord publ 1994. Solo Cd: Agnete's Laughter Dacapo Records released 2013.
Awards: Grant and awards:: The 3 year grant from the Classical Music Committee of the Danish State Arts Foundation 1980 and 2006, The Major Prize for a Woman composer awarded by the Danish State Arts Foundation 2011, The Life Annuity from the Ministry of Culture, 2011. This award is assigned to artists, who have delivered an artistic production of such caliber, that she has positioned herself crucially as an artist.

Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |