Andrea Tarrodi

(born in 1981, resident Stockholm) is a Swedish composer. She started to play the piano at the age of 8, and became interested in composition shortly thereafter. Tarrodi studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy, and the College of Music in Piteå with, among other teachers, Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin and Marie Samuelsson. She completed her Master´s Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009. In 2010 her piece Zephyros for orchestra received 1st prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition for young composers, which led to several performances of the piece. During 2011-2013 Tarrodi was Sveriges Radio P2´s Composer in Residence. A residence that includes, among other projects, commissions from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir. In spring 2012 she was appointed Composer of the Spring Season in the Berwald Concert Hall. In the same year Tarrodi received The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award for her piece Empíreo for strings, harp and percussion. During 2013-2014 Tarrodi is the Västerås Sinfonietta´s Composer in Residence. Tarrodi writes for many types of ensembles, and is particularly interested in vocal and orchestral music. Her works have been performed by, among others, the Royal Stockholm PO, the Cape PO, the Spartanburg PO, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Helsingborg SO, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Sweden´s National Youth SO, Eric Ericson´s Chamber Choir, Musica Vitae, KammarensembleN, the Swedish Wind Ensemble and Sonanza. Tarrodi´s music has been performed in many countries around the world such as; U.S., Iceland, Italiy, Turkey, Mexico and South Africa. Tarrodi's music has been represented twice at the Baltic Sea Festival.
Selected works: Paradisfåglar II (Birds of Paradise II), 2013, for orch; Serenade in Seven Colours, 2013, for fiati orch, perc; Lucioles, 2011, for orch; Flyttfåglar, 2010 for ob, str; Sirám, 2008, for str; Zenelö, 2007, for symphony orch; 2013 Madárdal, 2013 for str quartet; Crystallites, 2012, for solo pf; Serenade to an Old Man, 2011, for ottoni Quintet; Tre sagor (Three tales), 2003 for  trb, pf.
Publications direction: Edition Tarrodi.

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