Eva Sidén     Biography

Eva Sidén is a composer, sound artist, concert pianist and performer with an international career.
She has a wide range of artistic creations in her ouvre, encompassing sound art with multichannel audio and video, instrumental music for various instruments and ensembles, electroacoustic music, chamber operas and music with dance performances as well as concert performances, both with her own music and of others. She is specialist in the interpretation of contemporary piano music.
Eva Sidén has developed an artistic concept for concert installations which combine music, sound and visuality, as well as acoustic instruments with electronics spatialized in specially created rooms.
Keyboard instruments and the Grand Piano specifically are central for her artistic works.
Her recent creations feature underlying stories inspired by themes like: natural phenomena, the borderline between life and death/destruction and creation, and images and sound from dreams.

Selected works
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Selected commissions, grants and awards

-The Swedish Arts Council/Statens Kulturråd. 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 Commissions.
-The Swedish Arts Council, Statens kulturrråd 2014-2020 Grant for professional musicians.
-Stockholm City Art Council, Stockholms stad 2012, 2017, 2019. Göteborgs stad 2020
-Swedish Performing Arts Agency/Statens Musikverk. 2014, 2018, 2020
-The Swedish Art Grants Committee/Konstnärsnämnden. 2012, 2014, 2016-2020
-Swedish society of composers, FST, Föreningen sv. tonsättare 2012-2014 and 2017, 2019
-The County council Landstingets kulturförvaltning 2016
-Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse 2012-2016, 2018-2020
-Längmanska kulturfonden 2018, 2020
-STIM, Swedish music. 2012, 2020

First prize Swedish museums association (Riksförbundet Sveriges museum) Best exhibition 2013. Liljevalchs gallery and Stockholms stadsteater. August, En djefla utställning, 2012. The Gravel Harp, installation and all music for the exhibition and the performances. (Collaborative project, music, scenography, litterature, theater, dance- performances).


Royal Institute of Art Stockholm
(Konsthögskolan) Exam advanced level 2019 60 p
Video and Sound, multichannel setups, 3d animation,
VR and AR-technics at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology.

Stockholm University Exam 1997 (Ladok 165p) Totalt 180 p (k)
Science of music/theory of Esthetics
Philosophy of art/art theory (Filosofisk estetik konstteori) 15 p (k)
Science of Art (Konstvetenskap) 60 p (k)
Science of Music (Musikvetenskap) 60 p (k)
History of ideas (Idéhistoria) 30 p (k) . Children culture/Barnkultur 15 p (k)

University College of Music Education in Stockholm. (SMI) Exam 1993
Instrumental teaching. Piano. (Second instrument - voice) SMI 180 p (k) 1993

Academy of Performing Arts Praha 1979-1984
Piano, chamber music (added course composition)

Janácek Academy of Performing Arts Brno 1979-1984
Piano, chamber music (added course composition)

Preparatory Art School Stockholm/Grundskolan f. Konstnärlig utbildning 1978

Individual studies in composition
Prof. Arne Mellnäs and Prof. Sven David Sandström Royal College of Music Stockholm 1990-1993

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Contact: Eva Sidén, Storkyrkobrinken 1, 111 28 Stockholm, tel +46 (0) 8 10 68 10, (0) 739 96 74 49,