Maria Hulten

(grew up in Hedemora), is a Swedish composer and musician. She started her career in her early childhood when she took part in different musical performances in her hometown. She graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 1990 from the Malmö Academy of Music where she studied violin with legendary professor Endre Wolf. Ever since Hulten graduated she has worked as a freelance musician, for example, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio SO, Gothenburg SO, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Drottningholm's Baroque Orchestra among others. She has played under the baton of Esa Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam, Eric Ericson and Cecilia Rydinger Ahlin. Hulten has also played in many different popular performances such as Kristina från Duvemåla. She has performed in radio theatres, TV-shows, and CD-recordings. She is a member of several constellations such as Music Queens who have worked together since 1995. As a composer she writes mainly vocal music.
Selected works: Den ljusaste natten; Maskrosdun; Tio vattendroppar och en snöflinga; Böner i advent, Junfru Maria -en berättelse om Jesu moder; Källans gåvor; Ljus och Hopp -mässa i folkton; Pilgrimsmässan.
Selected recordings: Vart än du går; Ljus och Hopp – mässa i folkton; Drömsyn Himla Nordiskt.
Publications direction: Arnberg och Flodin Musik
Awards, selection: 1992 Awarded Riksspelman (National Fiddle Player).

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