Margareta Hallin Ekerot

(born Hallin, 1931 in Karlskoga, resident Stockholm/Sweden) is an opera singer (coloratura soprano), actress and composer. She was elected as a member of The Society of Swedish Composers 1990. When studying in 1955 at The University College of Opera, she debuted at The Royal Opera as Rosina in The Barber of Seville. In 1956 she was employed at The Royal Opera and since then, been a very aversatile soprano in characters such as Zerbinetta in Ariadne on Naxos, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sophie in The Rose Cacalier, just to mention a few. Hallin has also performed in Glyndebourne, Florence, Wien, Hamburg, Moscow, London and Copenhagen as well as touring with a romance program in the former Soviet Union. In the mid 80's she started to compose. As a composer she is self taught but was encouraged by among others Swedish composer Eberhard Eyser. Hallin's first compositions are music set to poems by famous Swedish authors such as Nils Ferlin, Harry Martinsson, Werner Aspenström and Alf Henriksson, and she performed them in Drottningholm's palace chapel. She has also composed a chamber opera based on the drama Fröken Julie 1990 (Miss Julie) by Swedish author August Stridberg. Hallin was appointed court singer in 1966, appointed professor in 2001. When receiving The Gunn Wållgren grant 2006 she was given the motivation: .."she is one of the Royal Opera's most brilliant artists during the twentieth century.
Selected works: Den starkare, 1990, for Music dramatic scen; Död i gryningen 1991 for S, str, lyrics by Federico García Lorca; Relationer 1992 for V and chamber orch. röst och kammarorkester; Fröken Julie 1994 for string qurtet; Elektra, 1997/99 chamber opera; Julkantat, 2008 for 3 soli, mixed Coro, Coro-bi, fl, cl, 2 vl, vla, vlc, cb, org.
Selected recordings: Margareta Hallin. Sex kvinnoporträtt ur operans värld. Norrköpings Symphony Orchestra. EMI; Famous Swedish Singers. Margareta Hallin. Bluebell; Svenska hovsångerskor. EMI CMCD.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 1970 The Jussi Björling Grant. 1972 member of Royal Academy of Music; 1976 Litteris et Artibus.

Anna Einarsson

(born in Uppsala 1978, resident Stockholm/Sweden) is a singer, multi- instrumentalist and composer. Einarsson studied at Framnäs Folkhögskola, Skurups Folkhögskola, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at De Montford University in Leicester, England. On her three CDs with the group Anagram she has moved between jazz, art music and multi- layered electronics. Meetings between different art forms are central in Einarsson's music. Outside the group, she has composed music for dance performances, children's choirs, tram journeys, string orchestras and big bands. Her music has been performed both at the big jazz festivals in Sweden and at the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon. Her piece Reveries for orchestra, electronics, voice, piano and double bass was commissioned by Dalasinfoniettan and premiered 2009. The work is also released on an album with the same name. In 2012, Einarsson's chamber opera P.S. Jag kommer snart hem was premiered in Malmö.
Selected works: Third Mind 2008 for vl, cb; Gold mining 2010 for fl, pf, vl, vlc; Avtryck 2010 for V-bi and tape.
Selected recordings: Längtans karusell 1995; Anagram 2005; Archipelago 2007.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB

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Ulrika Emanuelsson

(born 1965, Lund, Sweden) is a Swedish composer, singer and conductor educated at the Music Academy in Malmö. She is also an educated rhythmic-teacher and undertook studies in voice in Hungary and the US. She graduated in composition 2007. Emanuelsson is a distinctive vocal composer and has composed several compositions for choir. Her first Opera, Extazy, was premiered summer 2002. Among her bigger compositions, her choir symphony Stabat Mater dolorosa Quando corpus morietur (2005) can be mentioned as well as Mosquito for Symphony orchestra. Emanuelsson has been awarded internationally for her compositions, for example in a competition set up by Universal Sacred Music Organisation in New York - and as a part of this competition, her piece Människa (Man) was performed in April 2010 in Merkin Concert Hall by New York Virtuoso Singers. Since 2003, Emanuelsson has led Carolinae Damkör (Carolinae female choir). She has also been active as a musical director in the academic life in Lund for example in Bollspexarna. She was selected as member of the Society of Swedish Composers 2008.
Selected works: Ttan allits, 2004, for 2 female Coro, glock; Rösten ur mörkret sjunger, 2000, for SSAATTBB, Coro, lyrics Göran Sonnevi; Väktarsång från Lund, 2011, for 2 female Coro, SSA and solo group, lyrics trad; Telle ou telle: Dear differences, 2010, for 2 vl, female Coro, lyrics Ulrika Emanuelsson; Maparilj, 2005, for mixed Coro, lyrics Leif Nyhlén; Crux fidelis, 2010, for SSATBrB; Gryning, 2013, for SSAATTBB, lyrics Anna Rydstedt; Agnus Dei, 2010 for SSAATTBrB; Spyflugan Alice - mitt i musiken!, 2013, for V-recit, childrens Coro, orch.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB and Gehrmans Musikförlag.
Awards, selection: First prize at Cambridge Madrigal Singers, Boston 2002; STIM award  2007.

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