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Maria Lithell Flyg

Composer of contemporary music and singer from Stockholm, Sweden. Took her masters degree in composition at the Royal Music High School in Stockholm in 2014.

Has been working as a singer at the Royal Opera Choir in Stockholm for 11 years before she started her studies in composition.

She was comissioned to write a piece for the Swedish Radio P2 /Berwaldhallen in august 2014 to the Baltic Sea Festival in commemoration of Swedish composer Alice Tegnér, 150th anniversary.

She was also one of the finalists in the 2015 Elaine Lebendom Memorial Award, Detroite Symphony Orchestra, with an orchestral piece origianally written for Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

During the last five years she has written pieces for the Swedish Radio Choir, wind orchestra Stockholms Läns Blåsarsymfoniker, string orchestra Musica Vitae, the German chamber music ensemble recherche. She has also written musical drama and had a chamber opera put up at the Stockholm Folkoperan during spring 2014. On top of that she has written several pieces for mixed choir, chamber music to for example Stockholm Saxophone quartet and DuoGelland.

In 2019 Maria released a record Collected Chamber Music available on all digital platforms and distributed through Naxos and Naxos of America.


Maria Lithell Flyg has also written popular music and released four albums in 2001 Thirst, 2006 Blessing and Curse, 2014 Tides and in 2018 Seven Deadly Sins. She has collaborated with a lot of musicians and other artists such as Christian Kjellvander and Fleshquartet (They have written a lot of music for film and also worked with Cullberg Ballet).  Her lyrics are often poetic and philosophical in their character. Although she has a powerful voice it shows no signs of her classical background. Only her arrangements with bassoon, cello, violin apart from bass, guitar and drums gives the listener an idea of her influences which also are the singer-song-writer tradition and electronica. Inspiring artists are Björk, Kate Bush, P J Harvey and Tori Amos.

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