Ann-Sofi Söderqvist/Foto: Pelle Piano
Ann-Sofi Söderqvist/Foto: Pelle Piano

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist is a composer, musician, band leader, and teacher of composition, arranging and ensemble leadership at the Stockholm Royal College of Music. She has made a name för herself as a composer of music for big band, but also composes symphonic works, choral pieces, music for theatres etc.

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Ann-Sofi Söderqvist is since many years well-known as a jazz trumpet player and flugelhornist. With her emotional, lyrical and expressive playing, she has, as well as being the leader of several groups, played with many orchestras, such as: Änglaspel, Hot Salsa, Stora Stygga, Bernt Rosengren BB, Gugge Hedrenius BBB, Norrbotten BB, Bohuslän BB, Sandviken BB, Blue House Jazz Orchestra etc. 
Since 2011 she leads her own Big Band ASJO (Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Jazz Orchestra).

Today composing is Ann-Sofi Söderqvist's main priority. It has resulted in several works for big band, symphonic
orchestras, choirs, theatre (8 plays at Stadsteatern in Stockholm) and smaller ensembles. A number of orchestras have played her compositions and arrangements: Composer´s Big Fun, Bohuslän BB, Norrbotten BB, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Frankfurt HR, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Sandviken BB, Blue House Jazz Orchestra, Gothenburg Chamber Choir, Voces Nordicae, Östgöta Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Göteborg Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm etc.
Ann-Sofi has also written arrangements for various ensemble forms and different artists, such as:
Marie Bergman, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Lisa Nilsson, Ivan Lins, Rigmor Gustafsson, Victoria Tolstoy, Nils
Landgren, Clarisse Muvemba, Mimmi and Karin Hammar among others.

Awards and distinctions:
Jan Johansson Scholarship 2010
Jazzkatten Award (Swedish Radio) - composer of the year 2011
Medal for the Promotion of Musik (Royal Swedish Academy of Music) 2012
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music 2014

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