About this Artist
Andrea Tarrodi (b. 1981) is a Swedish composer based in Stockholm. Her works have been performed at several venues both in Sweden and abroad, among them the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms in 2017, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Musikverein, and the Barbican Centre. In 2018, Tarrodi´s album of string quartets, performed by the Dahlkvist Quartet, was awarded a Swedish Grammy for Best Classical Album of the Year. Tarrodi’s music has also been represented several times at Östersjöfestivalen / The Baltic Sea Festival.
Tarrodi started playing the piano at the age of eight and became interested in composition shortly thereafter. She studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy, and the College of Music in Piteå with Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin, and Marie Samuelsson, among other teachers. She completed her Master´s degree in Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009.
In 2010, her piece Zephyros for orchestra received First Prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition, which led to several performances of the piece by different orchestras around the world. From 2011 to 2013, Tarrodi was Sveriges Radio (Radio Sweden) P2´s Composer in Residence, a residence that included commissions from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir, among other projects. In the spring of 2012, she was appointed Composer of the Spring Season in the Berwald Concert Hall. In the same year, Tarrodi received the Swedish MPAs Classical Music Award of the Year for chamber music, for her piece Empíreo for strings, harp, and percussion. During the 2013/14 season, Andrea Tarrodi was the Västerås Sinfonietta´s Composer in Residence. In 2015, she received the Carin Malmlöf-Forssling Award.
Tarrodi writes for many types of ensembles and is particularly interested in vocal and orchestral music. Her works have been performed by the BBC Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony, the Cape Philharmonic, the Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony, the Norrköping Symphony, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta, the Stockholm Chamber Brass, KammarensembleN, the Swedish Radio Choir, and Eric Ericson´s Chamber Choir. Tarrodi´s music has been performed in the U.S., Germany, Austria, France, the U.K., Norway, Iceland, Serbia, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Australia, and South Africa.
Andrea Tarrodi is a member of the Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) and the Society of Swedish Composers (FST).