Kerstin Jeppsson

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Kerstin Jeppsson (born 29 October 1948) is a Swedish composer.


Kerstin Jeppsson was born in Nyköping, Sweden, and graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm,[1] where she studied composition with Maurice Karkoff. She received a fellowship to continue her studies at the Cracow Conservatory, where she studied with Krzysztof Meyer and Krzysztof Penderecki for composition and Jozef Radwan for conducting. Jeppsson received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Stockholm in 1977, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia in 1979, where she studied with Mel Powell for composition and Daniel Schulman for conducting.[2]


Jeppsson has composed vocal compositions, instrumental works and chamber music, many of which have been recorded. Recorded works include:

  • 4 småstycken En dröm
  • Percussione con forza
  • Prometheus
  • Embrio
  • Stråkkvartett no. 2
  • I förändring Lyrics: Ulla Olin
  • Impossibile Lyrics: Göran Sonnevi
  • I Till Dig Lyrics: Karin Boye
  • I Rosen Lyrics: Edith Södergran
  • III Gå ut i skogen Lyrics: Ulla Olin
  • II Ovetande Lyrics: Ulla Olin
  • III Kärleksdikt Lyrics: Elsa Grave
  • II Upptäckt Lyrics: Edith Södergran
  • II Du är min renaste tröst Lyrics: Karin Boye
  • III De mörka änglarna Lyrics: Karin Boye

Jeppsson's works have been issued on CD, including:

  • Kerstin Jeppsson String Quartet No 2, Embrio (Phono Suecia) ASIN: B000O0575Y
  • Percussione con forza (2000-05-31), Anders Blomqvist & Anders Hultqvist & Kerstin Jeppsson & Christer Lindwall & Kent Olofsson & Karin Rehnqvist
  • Canto cromatico per due violini (2003), Duo Gelland, Nosag records CD 121


  1. ^ White, John David; Christensen, Jean (2002). New music of the Nordic countries. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Kerstin Jeppsson". Retrieved 21 October 2010.[permanent dead link]