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"…Det är musik som tar andan ur en med sin trampolinartade svikt och sitt klockrena sinne för färg, form och skönhet" - Martin Nyström, DN

"I henne har Sverige en ung, stor kompositörstalang." - Tidskriften OPUS

"Andrea Tarrodi visar en utpräglad klangkänsla och en berättande förmåga i sitt komponerande och förenar på ett storartat sätt det traditionella med det nyskapande." - SR P2

"Stor formsäkerhet parat med klangskönhet och en känsla av självklar naturlighet i handlaget med orkestern" - Uppsala Tonsättartävling 1a pris

"Hennes tätt sammanhållna musik var en veritabel färgpalett; atmosfärisk, uttrycksstark musik, stundtals gnistrande gul som skarpt solljus." - Uppsala Nya Tidning

Andrea Tarrodi, born in 1981, is a Swedish composer based in Stockholm. She started playing 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, which led to several performances of the piece by different orchestras around the world.
During 2011-2013 Tarrodi was Sveriges Radio (Radio Sweden) P2´s Composer in Residence. A residence that included, 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 MPA:s Classical Music Award of the Year - chamber music for her piece Empíreo for strings, harp and percussion. During 2013-2014 Andrea Tarrodi was the Västerås Sinfonietta´s Composer in Residence. In 2015 she received the Carin Malmlöf-Forssling Award.

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 Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta, the Stockholm Chamber Brass, KammarensembleN, the Swedish Radio Choir and Eric Ericson´s Chamber Choir. Tarrodi´s music has been performed in many different countires such as the U.S., Germany, Austria, France, the U.K, Norway, Iceland, Serbia, Portugal, Italiy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Australia and South Africa. Tarrodi's music has also been represented twice at Östersjöfestivalen / the Baltic Sea Festival.

Andrea Tarrodi is a member of the Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) and the Society of Swedish Composers (FST).


Awards

The Carin Malmöf-Forssling Award 2015

Västerås Sinfonietta - Composer in Residence 2013-2014

The Swedish MPA:s Classical Music Award of the Year - chamber music 2012 for Empíreo for ensemble

The Berwald Concert Hall´s Composer of the spring season 2012

Sveriges Radio P2 - Composer in Residence 2011-2013

1st prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition with Zephyros for orchestra 2010

1st prize in the ENM Composition Competition with NåLå for ensemble 2009

Scholarships

2015 STIM Stipendium

2014 Konstnärsnämnden Projektbidrag

2012 STIM stipendium

2011 Konstnärsnämndens arbetsstipendium

2010 STIM stipendium

2009 Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens nationella stipendium

2008 STIM stipendium

2008 Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens nationella stipendium

2007 STIM stipendium

2005 Kungliga Musikhögskolans stipendium

Education

2007-2009 The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden - master´s degree in composition

2007-2008 Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy - composition studies for Prof. Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi.

2003-2007 The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden – fine arts degree in composition

2000-2002 The College of Music in Piteå, Sweden - composition/arranging

1991-2000 The Adolf Fredrik Music School, the Stockholm Music Secondary School, Sweden