Victoria Borisova-Ollas

(born 1969, Russia, resident in Stockholm/Sweden) composer. She won second prize in the Master prize competition in 1998 with her work Wings of the Winds. She uses an original and innovative vocabulary of sounds to create acoustic spaces of great beauty and intensity. Victoria began her musical studies at an early age. After graduating first from the Central School of Music in Moscow and then from the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, she continued her composition studies in Sweden at the Malmö Music College and in England at the Royal College of Music in London. Her music is widely performed all around the world by orchestras such as London SO, BBC P O, Wiener Radio SO and in Munich, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Duesseldorf, Stockholm, Bern, Gothenburg, Winnipeg etc. Her works have been broadcast by Swedish Television, BBC Radio 3, Swedish Radio P2 and by other broadcasting companies in Finland, Russia, USA, Slovenia, Germany, Canada etc. Since 2008 Victoria Borisova-Ollas has been member of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Selected works: Traumerei, 2010, for symphony orch, prem. Düsseldorf Syphony Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko; Angelus, 2008, for symphony orch, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/Sylvain Cambreling; Golden Dances of the Pharaohs, 2010, for cl solo and symphony orch, Martin Fröst, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo; Behind Shadows, 1999, for vla, vlc, cb, perc, KammarensembleN; Psalm 42 der Hirsch Schreit, 2008, for orch, 2 soloists, mixed Coro, org, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart; Colours of Autumn, 2002, Musica Vitae/Tuomas Ollila; In a world unspoken, 2005, for sax quartet, org, Calw, Germany; A midnight bell, 2002, for pf solo, Edward Liddall, London 2005; Silent Island, 2000, for pf solo, Thalia Myers, London 2001.
Selected recordings: The Triumph of Heaven, Phono Suecia; Behind Shadows, Phono Suecia.
Publications direction: Most of Borisova’s works are published by Universal Edition, Vienna.
Awards, selection: Her orchestral work Golden Dances of the Pharaohs was awarded two times, first from The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award 2010 and next year, 2011from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music / Christ Johnson Prize; The society of Swedish Composers Award/ Hilding Rosenbergs Prize 2009; The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award 2008 for The Ground Beneath Her Feet; The Royal Academy of Music/ Minor Christ Johnson Prize for Symphony no.1 2005. 

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