Maria Löfberg

(born in Stenungsund, resident Glommen/Sweden), is a singer, church musician and composer. She grew up in a family who were not into music but were convinced in an early age that music was the occupation she wanted. She started to write her own songs as a child and educated herself with church musicians at Geijerskolan in Ransäter, After this education she worked two years as a church musician in Värmland. That led her to further studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg where she studied in 1992-97 with Mikael Wallin, organ, Birgitta Bergström, vocals, and Sven Ahlin and Bengt Lundin, composition and syntax. She graduated with a Master's Degree in 1997. Her focus was on composition, choir conducting as well as vocals. She is especially interested in Gregorian and baroque as well as contemporary music. After graduation she worked as an organist in different parishes in Sweden such as Tuve 97-2000, Lerum 2000- 2005 and Morup 2005-. Löfberg has been an active composer ever since her studies she likes writing in different genres such as musical, symphonic music as well as sacral music. She likes working as a choir director and as a conductor, and works with young people as well as with professionals. She is also booked as a choir coach. She is a menber of FST (Association of Swedish Composers). In 2007 she founded Morups Musikdagar, a music event where contemporay music is presented and performed.
Selected works: Morups Tånge Toner: hymn till en fyr, 2012, for org; Nästan fort, 2010, for org; Nästan sakta, 2010, for org; Orgelbuffé : sju orgelstycken, 2001-2003, for org; Symphony nr 2, 2010/2012, for orch; Pianokonsert i a-minor, 2004, for pf solo, orch; Maria och Jesus, 2002, for S, pf, vlc, lyrics trad; Rubaiyat songs, 2010, for S, cl, pf, lyrics Omar Khayyam; Hylla Herren, hela världen, 2013, for mixed Coro, text Book of Psalms 98.
Publications direction: Wessmans Musikförlag

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