Fredrik Högberg

Born: 1971
Country: Sweden

Fredrik Högberg was born in 1971 and grew up in Svedala. He studied at Framnäs Folk High School and later pursued studies in composition with, among others, Jan Sandström at the Piteå College of Music (1990-1997). He worked during this period as Sandström´s assistant, and he also taught composition in Luleå and Piteå. For many years he has resided and been active at the “Court House” in Nyland, by the Ångermanland River, a location that he has transformed into a creative cultural centre. In 1995 he was awarded the music publisher Gehrmans´ grant for the study of composition, the following year he received Luleå Municipality´s culture prize and in 1997 he was given the culture scholarship “Creative Person”. Like so many others in his generation of composers, he has a background in rock music. One can still hear him play in the group Nyland´s Iron. And he enjoys listening just as much to the Beatles as to the avant-garde music of Berio, Xenakis or Ligeti.

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Fnugg Red on Hong Kong "national" TV. Ben Pierce and I was interviewed and played a world premiere of the duet version of Fnugg Red last week. Much fun!
Sheet music available here: http://www.ovationmusic.com/fnuggredeuphoniumandtuba
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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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Looking forward to the Asia Tuba Euphonium festival this week! On my way to Hong Kong. ... See MoreSee Less

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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