Cecilia Franke

(born in Malmö, Sweden, 1955, residence Slite, Gotland, Sweden) composer of contemporary music. Franke graduated as an organist in Lund in 1975. Further education in music pedagogy; graduation in Malmö in 1990, Gotland School of Music Composition, graduation in 2002; studies with Professor Luca Francesconi at Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University; bachelor of Music in 2005, Master in Music in 2007, Master of Music in Performance in 2009. Among her most important professional works are: Återkomst, 2010, commissioned by Connect Festival recorded and broadcast by Sveriges Radio P2; Febris, for 2 vl, which was included in the Duo Gelland CD Violin Duos vol. 6, that later was awarded the Nutida Sound prize to Duo Gelland – Cecilia and Martin Gelland – as one of three most interesting contemporary CDs in 2010; Jag är, 2004, commissioned by the cathedral organist Henrik Cervin, for solo organ – is another important work by Franke; Visheten, 2004, a selection of Cecilia Franke's work for the live concert representing Sweden at Nordic Church Music Symposium the same year, Århus, Denmark. The commission of a Vesper in five movements for mixed choir, organ and string ensemble, duration 45 minutes, for the 350 Year Anniversary of Gävle Heliga Trefaldighets Församling in 2004 – Ljuvlig är din boning, Herre Sebaot! (for mixed choir) from the Vesper was included in the CD Om de yttersta tingen edited by Gävle Heliga Trefaldighets Församling in 2005.
Selected works: Silver renat i degeln  2012-13; for solo org, prem. Stora Tuna church, Borlänge, 2013;  Pando 2012, for fl*, ob*, cl*, cor, bsn, prem. Almedalen Library entrance hall, Visby, 2013,  Gotland Wind Quintet; Vinden blåser vart den vill, 2011, for fl & org, prem. Öregrund church, 2012; from the Mass Samtidsmässa i global kris 2011: e.g. Regnbågen, Gloria i Samtidsmässa  promoted in 2010 by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, for  mixed vocal ensemble and 2 vl, prem. Caroli church, Borås, 2011, Rilke Ensemble, Duo Gelland, cond. Gunnar Eriksson; Unda maris,  2008-09 for orch, --3333 4331 03 1 str, pf/cel, prem. Malmö Concert Hall, 2009, Malmö SO, cond. David Björkman; Circadian  2008 for  wind ensemble, perc, --213*0 3331 03 0 4sax,  prem. Stockholm, 2008, Swedish Wind Ensemble, cond. Michael Bartosch; Mother-of-Pearl 2007-08, for vl, vlc, pf, prem. Lyckå Chamber Music Festival, Marine Museum, Karlskrona, 2008, Daniel Migdal, Torun Sæter Stavseng, Elīna Šīrone, pf.
CD recordings: Violin Duos vol. 6 Duo Gelland, nosag CD 181
Publications directions: Available at Wessmans Musikförlag, Svensk Musik Swedmic AB and at the composer.

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