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Mikael Karlsson (Composer writes music ranging from orchestral music, full evening modern ballets at major opera houses to chamber music, chamber operas and the occasional pop song. In 2014, he was awarded the Lakond Award to “an exceptional mid-career composer” from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mr. Karlsson’s music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Lincoln Center, MoMA, and as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall. His commissions for dance include works for Nederlands Dans Theater, the Paris Opera, The Vienna State Opera, Ailey II, the Royal Swedish Opera and Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Semperoper (Dresden) and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. He has worked with major contemporary music ensembles in the US (International Contemporary Ensemble, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Europe (Dahlkvist Quartet) and enjoys an ongoing collaboration with celebrated choreographer Alexander Ekman. Mr. Karlsson lives in Harlem, NYC, and has released 12 albums to date.
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