Henrik Strindberg (photo: Jean Louis Garnell)
Henrik Strindberg (photo: Jean Louis Garnell)

Henrik Strindberg

Henrik Strindberg's music is focusing on rhythm and sound. He has had commissions for several international ensembles and has collaborated with excellent Swedish soloists, ensembles and orchestras. A number of works have been recorded and performed internationally. Strindberg received the big Christ Johnson Prize 2007 for Neptune's Field for orchestra, the Rosenberg Prize 2008 and a shared Swedish Grammis Award 2010 for Timeline.

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Born in 1954 in Kalmar, Sweden, as a young man Strindberg was a founding member of the progressive rock group Ragnarök who’s debut album from 1976 has been re-released much later in South Korea and Japan.

Strindberg studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He studied with Iannis Xenakis and at Ircam in Paris.

Strindberg teaches at the Gotland School of Music Composition and is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. Strindberg co-founded the Sound of Stockholm festival.

Etymology became a recommended work at Rostrum 1992. I Thought Someone Came was premiered in Alice Tully Hall, New York 2004. The 5th String was premiered at the Ultima Festival in Oslo. Neptune’s Field opened the Nordic Music Days Festival 2011 in Reykjavik. Oh Freunde, Let Others Speak was premiered by Kent Nagano and the Gothenburg Symphony 2013, One a Single Subject was premiered in Reykjavik during the Dark Music Days Festival 2014, The Fifth Hand was premiered in The Hague 2014. The chamber opera Liebestod - en Opera:tion was premiered in Copenhagen 2019.