Jennifer Fowler

(1939) studied at the University of Western Australia, where she won the University’s Convocation Award for outstanding results. Since 1969, she has been living in London where she works as a free-lance composer. She has won a number of international prizes for composition, including: 1970 a prize from the Academy of the Arts, Berlin; 1971 joint winner of the Radcliffe Award of Great Britain; 1975 1st prize in the International Competition for Women Composers in Mannheim, Germany; 2003 the Miriam Gideon prize from the International Association of Women in Music; 2009 the international Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize; 2009 equal winner of the Marin Goleminov First International Composition Contest in Bulgaria. She has had commissions from such organisations as the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Perth International Arts Festival, the Music Board of the Australia Council, the Song Company in Sydney, Donne in Musica, Italy, and Women in Music (UK). Recent performances have been in Melbourne, Sydney, Beijing, Angouleme (France), Rome, Serbia, Oxford and London.

Katrin Forsmo

(born 1949) is a Swedish composer. She writes mainly music for children where she lets the children participate with movements and singing. Forsmo is educated in rhythmic pedagogue and she has been a member of the dance group Notre Dame for ten years. She also works as a theatre musician.
Selected works: Vattenytan ligger spegelblank; Vad döljer sig under ytan?; Gäspande gäddor, kräftor som kliar sig; Titta ett ägg som guppar på ytan; Varför är fyren så ensam?; Jag har fått napp!

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Kristina Forsman

(born in Umeå, 1970, resident Stockholm) is a contemporary composer. She takes inspiration from many different fields and, for example, her interest in rhthym can be heard in her orchestral work Ninata. But it is her work with the details in the sound, the twang, which is the most salience in her music. As a child Forsman lived in Etiopia which influenced her writing in, for example, Tissisat. Among her vocal music Rör mig, berör mig! with lyrics by Forman herself, can be mentioned. Forsman has studied composition with Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström. She has also studied a music teacher program at the academy at Ingesund. Further she has studied composition at the Gotland School of Music Composition as well as at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, with teachers such as Pär Lindgren, Lars-Erk Rosell, Örjan Sandred and Lars Ekström. Forsman plays trombone and works as a music teacher along with her composing.
Selected works: Längtans tango, 2010, chamber opera fro Br, S, fis, cb; Te Deum , 2010, for Br, mixed Coro, cor, 2 trb, trb/tu, org, lyrics Niklas rådström; Tre kärlekssånger, 2001, for voc, fis/pf, lyrics Kristina Forsman; Namonala, 2008, for sax quartet, fiati orch;  Akkasí!, 2006, for orch, pf; Inget är evigt – utom förändring…, 2004, for  rec, per; Lyssnande väntar jag, 2003, for chit solo; Miniatyrer för trombone, 2000/2002, for trb/ 2trb; ghalán-ghalán, 1993/2000, for str quartet; Miserere, 1998, for org.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2012 Carin Malmlöf-Forsslings Award

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