About

(b. 1954, Sweden)

Anders Hillborg is one of Sweden’ leading composers whose output covers genres such as orchestral, choir, chamber works as well as film and popular music.

Orchestras that have performed his music include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Bayerishe Rundfunk Orchester, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonie, Helsinki Philharmonic. From 1976 to 1982 he studied counterpoint, composition and electronic music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where his teachers included Gunnar Bucht, Lars-Erik Rosell, Arne Mellnäs and Pär Lindgren.

He has received commissions from leading performing organizations such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, and Finnish Radio Symphony.

Apart from occasional teaching positions, Hillborg has been a full-time freelance composer since 1982. 

Artist Compositions

 

Premiere Title of Commission Listen
06/04/2006 Toronto Fanfare Listen Close

The Toronto Fanfare Project, a series of eclectic concerts presented as part of the 2006 soundaXis festival of music and architecture, offered an elaborate five-day welcome to this rich literature for brass ensemble, animating some of the great architectural and acoustical masterpieces in the core of Toronto with a celebration of the music of Canada and its northern neighbours.