Ylva Skog (born 1963), originally a pianist, started her music teacher training at the Örebro Music Academy but then left to focus on composing. She took private lessons for a year with the composer Anders Nilsson and was then admitted to the Royal College of Music in 1994. She studied composition with teachers such as Lars Ekström, Lars-Erik Rosell, Bill Brunson and Pär Lindgren until 1999 when she was awarded her Master of Fine Arts in Music.

Skog works in many different formats and her music is frequently performed nationally and, not at least, internationally. Chamber music and choral works have for example been played in the Nordic countries, England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the U.S.A.

The first composer portrait of her, Terra Firma, (dbCD126) was released in 2008 and was nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award and the cd with Malmö Symphonic orchestra Piano Concerto No1 (dbCD156) was nominated 2015.

BBC Symphony Orchestra have recorded her string orchestra piece They call her Love with conductor Chloé van Soeterstède and BBC Singers recorded the choir piece Dalen with conductor Sofi Jeannin.

Dalen was a commission by Swedish Radio and it was also nominated by Musikförläggarna 2019.