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The School of Music dominates industry gala

Published: 11 October 2018

Two of the university's teachers in composition were nominated in the category "This Year's Art Music - Ensemble / Opera" when the candidates for the Music Publishers Prize were presented. This means that half of the nominees are active at the School of Music at Luleå University of Technology.

– It shows that there is an outgoing and inviting aesthetic that permeates our composition education, says Fredrik Högberg, senior lecturer and nominated for his violent concert, Absent Illusions.

Won Guldbagge

Professor Jan Sandström is also nominated for his work Solamente tú (Nea Edition). Being nominated for prestigious prizes is nothing new to Jan Sandström who won a Guldbagge 2017 for the music to the movie Sophelikoptern.

Fredrik Högberg is honored by the nomination and believes that a win of the Music Publishers Prize can open new musical possibilities.

– It would be incredibly fun to win, such prices can usually pave the way for the music, but the nomination itself brings attention.

Two former students nominated

Jan Sandström points out that two of the other nominees in the category are former students at the School of Music.

– Of course Fredrik Högberg, who is now my colleague, but also Andrea Tarrodi has studied for me. Of course it feels great fun and is a feather in the hat for us at the School of Music in Piteå.


Jan Sandström

Sandström, Jan - Professor

Organisation: Musical Performance, KKL Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Arts, Communication and Education
Phone: +46 (0)911 72621
Room: H103 - Piteå»
Fredrik Högberg

Högberg, Fredrik - Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Musical Performance, Music and dance, KKL Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Arts, Communication and Education
Room: H105 - Piteå»