Anna Baadsvik was born in 1966 in Sweden and wrote her first music, for solo piano, at the age of five. She went on to study the violin at Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and composition and arranging at the Trondheim Conservatory of Music in Norway. As a violinist she has played Swedish, Irish and Norwegian folk music, rock and jazz, as well as the classical repertoire, thereby displaying a musical curiosity that has greatly influenced her own music. Her production includes compositions and arrangements for symphony orchestra and smaller ensembles as well as numerous chamber works. One of her more spec- tacular compositions is Freja’s Song, a fifty-minute piece ‘for cathedral, four hundred female singers, tuba and violin’ with improvisation as an important element.