Simon Steen-Andersen new member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music is a central force within Swedish musical life, and Steen-Andersen is among it's newly appointed members.

Photo: Lars Svankjær

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music was established in 1771 and the members over the years count composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage - and now Simon Steen-Andersen.

The academy supports musicians, composers, researchers and others. It is one of the most influential consultative bodies in music politics and is deeply engaged in discussions about the future of Swedish musical life. The academy has a research committee, publishes a series of writings, organises talks and concerts and much more.

Simon Steen-Andersen’s works are performed worldwide. In addition to his work as a composer, he has been a member of the German Academy of the Arts since 2016, he teaches composition at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and holds the position as professor in the Composition and Music Theatre department at Bern University of the Arts.