Andrea Tarrodi, born in 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 London. In 2018 Tarrodi´s CD ’String Quartets’ performed by the Dahlkvist Quartet was awarded with 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 8, 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, among other teachers, Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin and Marie Samuelsson. 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 1st prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition, which led to several performances of the piece by different orchestras around the world. During 2011-2013 Tarrodi was Sveriges Radio (Radio Sweden) P2´s Composer in Residence. A residence that included, among other projects, commissions from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir. In spring 2012 she was appointed "Composer of the Spring Season" in the Berwald Concert Hall. In the same year Tarrodi received the Swedish MPA:s Classical Music Award of the Year - chamber music for her piece Empíreo for strings, harp and percussion. During 2013-2014 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, among others, the BBC Philharmonic, the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, 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 many different countries such as 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).
Biography taken from composer’s website.
Photo: Jonas Bilberg