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VICTORIA BORISOVA-OLLAS

Composer

Universal Edition    Works   

Victoria Borisova-Ollas is a major Swedish composer, who has over the years received a number of prestigious prizes, beginning with the Masterprize International Competition for Orchestral Composition where she came second in 1998, an Award of the Royal Swedish Academy for her Symphony No. 1 in 2005, an Award of the Swedish Music Publishers Association for The Ground Beneath Her Feet in 2008, the Hilding Rosenberg Prize of the Swedish Composers’ Association in 2009, and many others since.

 

In 2011, Borisova-Ollas became the first woman ever to win the Swedish Christ Johnson Prize for Composition from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. The prize was awarded for her clarinet concerto Golden Dances of the Pharaohs.

 

Her critically acclaimed music is popular with audiences and is widely performed all around the world by orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Duesseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and by other orchestras, ensembles and performers. Her works have been broadcasted by Swedish Television, BBC Radio 3, Swedish Radio P2 and by other broadcasting companies in Finland, Russia, USA, Slovenia, Germany, Canada, and other countries.

 

She works in a wide variety of musical genres which include chamber, choral, instrumental, orchestral, string orchestral, music for stage and theatre, opera, and ballet.

 

Borisova-Ollas is member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The majority of her works are published by Universal Edition, Vienna; other publishers are Novello&Co (Music Sales Classical), Gehrmans Musikförlag, ABRSM Publishing, and Svensk Musik/Swedish Music Information Center.

Recent performances of her works include The Kingdom of Silence, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karina Cannelakis (January 2022), Angelus, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Johannes Gustavsson (February 2022), and a world premiere of A Portrait of a Lady by Swan Lake by violinist Tessa Lark, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Clemens Schuldt at the Barbican in March 2023. 

September 2023. Not to be altered without permission.

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