Anna Lidell

(born in 1987, in Copenhagen) composer, singer, guitar player, songwriter and electronic laptop musician. Since 2007 she has played more than two hundred concerts in Denmark, China, US and Europe. Apart from her music projects, she composes for national children's radio (Ramasjang, Danish Radio) and other productions. In 2007-2008 she studied music (guitar and sound production) at the London Music School. She taught guitar at the Danish Music School (Syddjurs Musikskole) and recently graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Nordic Literature & Languages from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus. In 2012, she continued Master studies in these academic fields.
Selected recordings: albums Road by Laybann 2008; Dead Dumb Dolls by Akiri 2010.

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Anna-Lena Laurin

(born in Halmstad, 1962, resident Billinge/Sweden), is a classical composer. She has worked with orchestras such as; Royal Stockholm PO - who commissioned Iphigenia (2009), for full symphony orchestra and 2 improvising jazz soloists. This world premiere was broadcast within a composer portrait of Laurin six times in Swedish TV. Laurin has worked with Håkan Hardenberger and Andrew Manze and at a world premiere of her music. She writes complex orchestral music with strong melodic and rhythmical components. It is recognized by a dark soulful as well as a light lyrical tonality. As a composer she is self taught but started in early childhood to play classical piano. She studied jazz piano at Skurups Folkhögskola’s Jazz program 1988-89 and undertook private studies in voice. Nowadays she works almost exclusively as a classical composer and is very often found creating her own genre with her ability to involve improvising jazz musicians into her contemporary orchestral works in a personal way. Concerto for flute strings and harp(2009) was commissioned by Camerata Nordica and Musik i Syd to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of the city Eslöv, and was nominated for The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award 2011 as one of the most important works in Sweden this year. With this kickoff, Camerata Nordica and Terje Tønnesen – artistic leader of Camerata Nordica as well as concertmaster with the Oslo PO - started a long collaboration, 2011-2015, including 4 concertos of Laurin. Camerata Nordica will premiere, commission, record CD:s/Swedish Radio, tour - with her concertos, which also includes a guitar concerto especially written for the Deutsche Grammophone artist Göran Söllscher.
Selected works: Persephone, 2011, for symphony orchestra and hammond quartet, prem. 2012; Concerto in memoriam, 2012, for tr, str, prem. 2014; God is not mute, 2011, for Mzs, pf, lyrics Björn Ranelid, (lyrics are available in Swedish, German, English, French); Quest, 2013, for S and symphony orchestra, lyrics Laurin, prem. Malmö Arena 2014, Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Malmö Opera SO; Shards of time, 2010, for solo pf, com. by Eslövs Kommun, prem. within a portrait concert of Laurin at Villa San Michele, Capri, Italy, 2010, Martin Sturfält; Where the sun rises, 2010, 8" for 6 perc, written on request from Li Biao, prem. Berlin 2011; String Quartet No 1, 2004.
Selected recordings: Dance in Music, 1995, DRCD262; Piece from the silence, 2007, VMBCD105; Anders Bergcrantz Plays The Painter By Anna-Lena Laurin, 2013, VMBCD108
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2013 appointed Composer of the year by Swedish Radio in their annual award Jazzkatten; 2010 Society of Swedish Composers Award; 1995 Award from the City Malmö; 1995 3rd prize Academie De Musique, Prince Rainier III for - Dance in Music. 

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Anne Linnet

(born in 1953, in Aarhus, Denmark) composer, musician, songwriter and singer. She is one of Denmark's most popular, and controversial artists with a career of over forty years. Annet Linnet was student of Aarhus Statsgymnasium, and educated at the Royal Music Conservatory. She formed the first female band in Denmark Shit & Chanel in 1973. In the 1980's she had great success with Anne Linnet Band and the very controversial band Marquis de Sade. Apart from her work with the bands she has a long history as a solo artist. She has composed an opera, and music for theatre, films and different classical ensembles ranging from works for solo organ to full scale symphonic works. After Shit & Chanel she continued with new projects, and she had a big hit with It's not what you say, with the Anne Linnet Band. She has also published poetry collection Glimpses from 1983, and children's books about dog Ivan. In spring 2006 she exhibited her paintings in the Round Tower. In 2010, a Danish version of the International ABBA musical Mama Mia! premiered the Danish texts written by Anne Linnet.
Selected discography: Sweet Thing 1973 LP; Anne Linnet 1974 LP; Kvindesind 1977; You're Crazy 1979; Anne Linnet Band 1981; Cha Cha Cha, 1982, Anne Linnet Band; Marquis De Sade 1983; Berlin '84, Linnet/ Salomonsen; Hvid Magi 1985, Marquis De Sade; En Elsker 1986, Marquis De Sande ; Ming Sang 1989; Akvarium 2007; Relax 2003; Bitch Boys 1997.
Awards: in 2008 she received IFPI Denmark's prize of honour for her work of many years on the Danish music scene.