Biography

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Ylva Lund Bergner was born 1981 in Lund, a town in the south of Sweden and began to study composition 2001 on Gotland School of Music Composition after some years of piano studies.

She has been studying composition for four years at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with the teachers Pär Lindgren, William Brunson, Jesper Nordin, Fredrik Hedelin, Orjan Sandred, Lars-Erik Rosell and Lars Ekström. 2005/06 she was taking lessons with Fabio Cifariello Ciardi at Conservatorio di Musica in Perugia, Italy. She has been living in Copenhagen studying both the Master education and Soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. During 2010-11 she did an exchange at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon with the teachers Robert Pascal & Michele Tadini. 

In April 2012, she had her exam concert in Copenhagen with the ensemble Mimitabu, singers from the Copenhagen area and several soloists under the direction of the conductor Rei Munakata and Martin Toft Nagashima.

She has cooperated with many renowned ensembles like Klangforum Wien, the Pëarls Before Swïne, the Swedish and Danish Radio Choir, the Sinfonietta SAMI, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Curious Chamber Players, Neo, Dygong, Lydenskab, Trio Saum, Vollen United and Contemporànea, among others, and has been played in Iceland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Australia, Montenegro, China and USA.

She was the chairwoman in the organisation UNM (Young Nordic Music), working for young Nordic composers works, for four years, 2006-2010. She was festival director for the festival “I SPEAK MUSIC” in Gothenburg 2009.

Recently she got both a composition award and a 3-year work grant from the Danish Arts Council in Denmark. She was chosen in 2013 to present the short chamber opera ”Traces” (1st part of the chamber opera ”The Illuminated Traces of Ligeia”) at Darmstadt in 2014. 

She is currently working on several smaller commissions for solo instruments and chamber music ensembles like Karin Hellqvist, ensemble Neo, Duo Tø & Conny Thimander. Bigger projects like a chamber opera in 2 parts at Den Fynske Opera, will take place in 2020.


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Personal scholarships, grants & prizes, 2011-2017 [more detailed overview]:


2017

Järnåkerstipendiet (Saltö Stiftelse)


2016

Dansk Kunstfond (Danish Art Council)


2013

Dansk Kunstfond (Danish Art Council)


2012

Dansk Tennisfund

Accademia di Danimarca


2011

Dansk Kunstfond (Danish Art Council)


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Education [more detailed overview]:


2010-2011               

Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon (France). Composition. 


2009-2012               

Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen (Denmark). Composition.   


2007-2009               

Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen (Denmark). Composition.    


2005-2006               

Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia (Italy). Composition. 


2003-2007              

Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden). Composition.  


2003                     

Gotland University, Visby (Sweden). Composition & Chamber Music.


2002                     

Lund University, Lund (Sweden). Swedish Music History.

Gotland University, Visby (Sweden). Composition & Chamber Music.


2001-2003                                                   

Gotland School of Music, Visby (Sweden). Composition. 


2000-2001                                                   

Lunnevad Folk High School (folk high school), Vikingstad (Sweden). Piano & Recorder. 


1998                                                                 

Ingesund College of Music, Ingesund (Sweden). Recorder.


1997-2000                                           

Cathedral School (upper secondary school), Lund (Sweden). Music Class (piano, recorder & choir).