Lina Nyberg | Föreningen svenska tonsättare
Lina Nyberg (born in Stockholm 1970) is one of Sweden’s best known and most widely performed jazz singers and composers. She also composes chamber music and orchestral music and has since her debut in 1990s been into a multi-genre path, always exploring the border country inbetween jazz, improv, classical and experimental. Graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 1993 and finished a Master in Composition in 2020.
Lina’s hallmark is the urge to explore and create new musical continents and develop and investigate what innovation means regardless genre.
Through the work with music, as a composer and touring artist, the 20 albums she produced and also the work with equality in music with www.impra.se she has received a lot of recognition in Sweden and abroad. Her collaborations with NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra, Vindla String Quartet, Norrbotten Big Band, Bohuslän Big Band and Uppsala Chamber Soloist among others have made a great impact on the contemporary music scene in Sweden.
She has recieved the Royal Academy of Music jazz prize 2016, Lars Gullin prize 2014, Bert Levins foundation 2014, Swedish Radio- Musician of the year 2011, Swedish Grammis 1995 among others. The album Terrestrial as well as Aerials was nominated to a Swedish Grammis and Manifestprize and Lina was nominated to Swedish Radio-“Composer of the year award” 2015.
"Nyberg’s incredible command of the lyrics and music, and compelling musical vision make this ambitious storytelling project riveting.” DownBeat Magazine
"Masterful, imaginative and inspiring.” All About Jazz
“Going from dramatic and cloudy to bright, Nyberg and her band seemed like extensions of one another, despite the music’s unpredictable idiosyncrasies.” DownBeat Magazine
“This work has a lot to offer, it is so rich in all it’s many parameters that it needs multiple listenings to grasp on the whole. In the end, we are entirely satisfied.” Jazz.pt PORTUGAL
“Lina Nyberg, who has long been among the best jazz singers in Sweden, is not only a skilled interpreter but also a talented composer. She has written many wonderful songs with strong melodies… great flexibility with storytelling, excellent voice technique and her wide range” Jazzrytmit FINLAND
1995 ”So many stars”-suite 50 minutes music on commission from Rikskonserter/Stockholm Jazz 1995 for string quartet (Suddenly/Lost but still/Alone) and Sveriges Radio/Radiojazzgruppen Noveau för 10-piece big band (The End/Nothing New/My Castle)
2004 Saragasso suite (Saragasso / Spirulina / Home sweet home / This is the way life goes / Chanting / Another story / My love)
2006 Tellus-suite (Itaparica / Vancover / Landala / San Saba / Pincio / Yokohoma / Salwa / Ponta Delgada / Beijing / Berlin)
2007 Brasil Big Bom for 10-piece big band on commission from Rikskonserter/Caprice
2011 Palaver for jazz quartet and saxophone, trumpet choir, 3 basses. (Ditte / Caetano / Adrenalina / Federico Garcia / Aliisa / Claude / Paul / So long Frank Lloyd Wright / Ingrid / Jelaluddin)
2012 Armadillidium on commission from Pärlor för svin/Pearls before swine experience
2013 Vara Konserthus, 40 minutes music on commission Bohuslän Big Band.
2014 "The Sirenades" 50 minutes music on commission from Norrbotten big band.
2014 Visby storband, 10-piece big band.
2016 Aerials 50 minutes for Vindla String Quartet and voice. (The Benu Bird / Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon/Lina Nyberg) / Chayka / The Phoenix / The Kite / The Electra / Murmuration / Motacilla Alba / Migration)
2016 Vara Konserthus, music for Bohuslän Big Band.
2017 ”Terrestrial” Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester 60 minutes new music.
2019 Eight pieces for tentet "The Clouds"
2021 TBA Malmö Symphony Orchestra