Born: 1954, Stockholm, Sweden
"Experiment and tradition are not separate, but are constantly intertwined in the process of composing."
Hillborg's sphere of activity is extensive, covering orchestral, choral, and chamber music as well as pop music and music for films. He has received several awards and distinctions, including a Swedish Gramophone Award as Composer of the Year in 1995 for the record I want to see my beloved coming from the wild, which he co-produced with singer Eva Dahlgren. Celestial Mechanics for solo strings and his Violin Concerto were both chosen as recommended works at UNESCO's Composers Rostrum, in 1992 and 1995 respectively, and in 2002 his orchestral work Dreaming River won first prize in this competition.
Violin Concerto (1990-92)
Anna Lindal, Swedish Radio Symphony,
Esa-Pekka Salonen (Ondine)