Henrik Dahlgren b. 1991
"To evolve from a hard rock loving drummer to a contemporary composer has not been an easy path to travel but when I first discovered the beauty and pureness of the human voice and the choir, I found MY instrument. That's where I belong!" - Henrik Dahlgren
HENRIK DAHLGREN (b. 1991) is a Swedish composer who studied at the Malmö Academy of Music and at London’s Royal College of Music. Henrik began his musical career as a drummer, and moved between various styles and genres ever since, both as a musician and as a composer/arranger. His focus is on choral music and he has worked with Svanholm Singers, Vocal Art Ensemble of Sweden, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, San Diego Master Chorale, Pro Coro Canada, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, John Bauer Brass, US Airforce Academy Band & Aberdeen University Chamber Choir, to name a few.
Henrik has received scholarships from the Crafoord Foundation, Anna Whitlocks Memorial Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy Of Music and in 2014 he was awarded scholarships from both the Centre Of Choral Activities in southern Sweden and Johannes Johansson's Donation which resulted in the piece "We Fight Goliath" for choir and percussion. In 2018 he received the Cultural Scholarship of Lund, his hometown and in February 2020 he was composer-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada where he worked with Michael Zaugg, Lone Larsen and the professional choir Pro Coro Canada.
Henrik’s music is published by Gehrmans Musikförlag and Bo Ejeby Förlag.
During 2019/2020, Henrik is studying a unique master education in vocal music, in Scotland, for the very well-known choral composer Paul Mealor.