News Apr, 15th 2015:

Tour schedule spring 2015:
They call her Love (chamber orchestra) with Norrbottens Kammarorkester.
Haparanda church
15, April 7 p.m.
Luleå, Kulturens hus
16, April 7 p.m.
Skellefteå Landsförsamlings kyrka
17, April 7 p.m.
Umeå, NorrlandsOperan
18, April 6 p.m.
Piteå, Studio Acusticum
19, April 4 p.m.


Apr, 15th 2015

First performance of my new piece
Jag ville jag vore
text: Gustaf Fröding
with Mirror Visions Ensemble at American Church in Paris

65 quai d'Orsay
Paris France


Dec, 18th 2014

Ylva Skog's CD Piano Concerto No 1 is nominated for Grammis 2015..!

Link to


Mirror Vision Ensemble commissioned
a new setting of Fröding for 2015.


8th March 2014
First performance of:

Nostalgia for sologuitar

Stockholm – Lilla Akademien Norrtullsgatan 14
On guitar: Mårten Falk


Discography updated with the cd Piano Concerto No 1.


First performance of my trumpet concert
Norrlandsoperan´s Symfonic orchestra
conductor: Rumon Gamba
trumpet Malin Silbo Ohlsson
March 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
Concert hall, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå


Cd-release in February 2014!
With Malmö Symfonic Orchestra
conductor Ingar Bergby
includes Piano concerto #1
piano Ann-Sofi Klingberg
(dB Productions)


Older "news":


25th March 2013
The piece for string orchestra, They call her Love, performed by Västerås Sinfonietta, conductor Johannes Gustavsson
released on cd by dB Productions Sweden (dBCD151)

Rännil 8 March 2013, at Eric Ericson Hall, 7 p.m. by Allmänna Sången conductor: Maria Goundorina presentation: Vassilis Bolonassos


Baudelaire Songs 22 February, 2013, Hannover, Schwanenburg, 8 p.m. Samuel Edvardsson Wigervall guitar Laura Pohl soprano


Pianokonsert no1, Malmö Symfoniorkester, conductor Ingar Bergby, Ann-Sofi Klingberg piano, 14 February 2013, world premier.


"They call her Love" for string orchestra, conductor Johannes Gustavsson, was recorded for release on cd, spring 2013.


My Pianotrio is listed as the Year´s Best on cd by the magazine Opus.38! Performed by Trio KMW (dBCD133). (Jan 25th 2012)




The voyage is the goal...

Composing music is for me a way of expression, and I'm good at being inspired by a variety of things in life.

It could be a movie I've seen, a book I've read, just spending time with my daughter or a magazine article I find captivating.

Recently I was even inspired by doing crochet.

Different kinds of music can certainly be a source of inspiration: a beat, a bass figure, an unusual instrument or a certain harmony can get my imagination going.

I find it important to write music with pencil and paper, at least initially. That way I have time to hear the phrases in my head. The next step is the piano. But I don´t use a feather ink pen...! I use the computer to make the score and also when I do electroacoustic music (of course).

I compose music intuitively. Seeing where it takes me is an adventure in itself.

The voyage is the goal...





Grammis 2015


Ylva Skogs CD Piano Concerto No 1 is nominated for Grammis 2015!






Even the Vampires Get Into the Act on This Hypnotic CD

The extraordinary KMW Trio delivers a literate program of works inspired by ‘Vampire Mysteries’ author Charlaine Harris and Oscar Wilde.

 By Laurence Vittes posted August 2012 5 stars

This is a hypnotically strange, and fascinating, CD of music by three Swedish composers. The means are ordinary, but the results at times are extraordinary, particularly in Ylva Skog’s striking Piano Trio (2010), with its long cello slides, commissioned by the KMW Trio: Annette Mannheimer, violin; Sara Wijk, cello; and Ann-Sofi Klingberg, piano. In three broadly paced, relentlessly pulsed movements of even length and dialogue—inspired, in part, by the American Vampire Mysteries author Charlaine Harris, several of whose novels Skog read “during the compositional process”—the composer makes a compelling case for repeated listening to figure out how her simple devices can be so riveting.


CD cover
Future Classics: Piano Trios
by Andrea Tarrodi, Ylva Skog,
Britta Bystrom. The KMW Trio.
(db Productions)


Britta Byström’s ten-minute miniSymphony in Yellow(2003) relates to an Oscar Wilde poem, applying an aural equivalent of yellow to passing scenes from life. Andrea Tarrodi’sAkacia(2009), another KMW commission, explores the shapes and sharp points of the thorn trees she found while vacationing on the Swedish archipelago. Each of the performers is an active Stockholm freelancer bonded to her individual task by musical passion and a sense of pride. The beautiful music they make together on this stunningly produced CD is meant equally to inspire the dreams of little girls as well as to entice piano trio lovers looking for 21st-century music written to please.

*This article appeared in Strings August 2012




Listen to Pianotrio, 3rd movement, played by Trio KMW:



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