Henrik Dahlgren, born in 1991, is an award-winning Swedish composer. He began his musical education at the Malmö Academy of Music, where he studied under the guidance of Professor Rolf Martinsson. He then continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London and the University of Aberdeen, where he studied with the highly renowned composer Paul Mealor.
Henrik initially started his career as a drummer but soon traded his drumsticks for a composer's pen. Since then, he has worked in various musical genres and styles, both as a musician and a composer.
Henrik's primary focus is choral music, and he has gained recognition for his work with ensembles such as the Vocal Art Ensemble of Sweden, VoNo, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, San Diego Master Chorale, Pro Coro Canada, John Bauer Brass, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, and the US Air Force Academy Band, as well as prominent british ensembles Voces8 and Apollo5.
Over the years, Henrik has received several awards from various institutions, including the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, The Centre for Choral Activities in Southern Sweden, and the Swedish collecting society, STIM. In 2018, he received Lund Municipality's Cultural Scholarship for his artistic contributions to the region, and in 2020, he received the Swedish Church's Cultural Scholarship for his most extensive work to date, I Am, I Am, I Am, a 15 minute a cappella work, composed for the men's choir Svanholm Singers and their conductor Sofia Söderberg.
In February 2020, Henrik was selected as one of five composers to be composer-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. During a three-week period, he collaborated with conductors Michael Zaugg and Lone Larsen, as well as the professional choir Pro Coro Canada. This residency resulted in the compositions Before The West and Without Knowing.
Henrik's music is published by two of Sweden's largest music publishers, Gehrmans Musikförlag and Ejeby Förlag. Since the fall of 2020, Henrik has been deepening his knowledge of vocal music through an artistic doctoral program in composition at the University of Aberdeen, where he is supervised by the distinguished British composer Phillip A. Cooke.