Åse Hedstrøm

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Åse Hedstrøm (born 1950) is a Norwegian composer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied music at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She continued her studies in Stockholm with composer Sven David Sandstrøm.

After completing her studies, Hedstrøm received a three-year working grant from the state in 1987, and began composing full-time. She received the Norwegian Society of Composers' Work of the Year award for the chamber music work Right After in 1985 and for the string quartet Sorti in 1989.[1][2]


Selected works include:

  • Touche
  • Flow for marimba
  • Right After for chamber ensemble
  • Anima for orchestra (1983)
  • Nenia for orchestra (1986)
  • Saisir for orchestra (1988)
  • Flores for piano and strings (1992)
  • Cantos for orchestra (1993)
  • Bewegt for chamber ensemble (1991)
  • Sorti for string quartet (1989)[3]

Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • The Contemporary Solo Double Bass, Volume 3
  • Open, Percussion
  • Hedstrom: Flow Audio CD (March 1, 2009) Aurora, ASIN: B00004SDL0


  1. ^ Tyrrell, John (2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians: Volume 11. 
  2. ^ Dees, Pamela Youngdahl (2004). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900. 
  3. ^ "Åse Hedstrøm - Biography". 11 November 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.