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Ulf Grahn Composer
Ulf Grahn studied composition with Hans Eklund, Violin and Viola with Rudolf Forsberg and Piano with
Herbert Westrell. He holds degrees from Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut and the Catholic University of
America. He has also studied Business Administration, Economics and Development Studies at The Universities
of Lund and Uppsala, Sweden. In 1973 he founded the Contemporary Music Forum, in Washington, D.C. and
served as its Program Director until 1984. During 1988-90 he was Artistic and Managing Director of the Music
at Lake Siljan Festival, Sweden. Prior to this he was on the faculty of George Washington University and
Director of its Electronic Music Studio other teaching positions include Catholic University of America and
Northern Virginia Community College.
His commissions include Library of Congress's Mac Kim Fund, Stockholm Philharmonic, Stockholm School
Board, Nationwide Concerts Sweden, Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, George Washington University,
Contemporary Music Forum, Levin School of Music, Musik i Södermanland and numerous individuals. He has
received grants from Swedish government, Nationwide Concerts, Royal Academy of Music Sweden, STIM,
FST,, Prizes,Awards and Residences include ASCAP standard awards, Composers' Forum New York, Charles
Ives Center for American Music, Individual Artists Award from State of Maryland, Composers' Conference
Johnson Vermont, Stockholm Organ Days,Chicago Musical College , University of North Dakota, Swedish
Institute in Athens Greece, Jeuness Musical, and James Madison University, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the
Performing Arts, First prize in Stockholm International Organ Days, Musik i Dalarnas Carillon contest and
second in Kil International Piano contest.
His music is performed worldwide.
Most recent works include Sinfonies III, IV, V and VI (all for large orchestra) the last completed during a
Residency at Visby International Center for Composers in November 2011. String Quartet no 3, several works
for percussion, guitar, piano, violin including large and small chamber works for various ensembles.
His music is available from Svensk Musik, Seesaw Music Corp c/o Subito Music Corporation , Edition Suecia
and Edition Nglani. His music is available on Parma, ERM Media, Opus One, Orion, Quadratisch Records and