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Mikael Trillo-Figueroa Lilljegren

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Son of a Spanish architect, Miguel Trillo-Figueroa Lilljegren was born in Northern Sweden in 1978. His interest in music deepened in 1998 after applying to attend the Gotland School of Music Composition [Gotlands Tonsättarskola] where he took classes in composition with Sven-David Sandström among others. While still young, he was selected to participate in the UNM Scandinavian Festival [Young Nordic Music Festival] in Helsinki, Finland, where his string quartet Wrapped in Mystery was performed and published by Uusinta.

After three years studying on Gotland, he applied to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he continued composition studies with Lars Ekström, Pär Lindgren and Bill Brunson. He graduated in 2007 after several successes with major works such as the wind orchestra piece Escher Without Wings (2002) and Spectra (2006) for orchestra.

The following year he moved to Madrid to take part in the Taller de Sonido y Música para Cine [Film Sound and Music Workshop], focusing on film scoring. In 2010, the National Academy of Music in Thessaloniki awarded him the Gold Medal of distinction and honour, along with a certificate of Master of Composition. He also participated that year in NYU Steinhardt School’s Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker in New York, and won the Charlotte Baker Film Music Scholarship to compose a orchestral piece for the well-known introduction of the Universal Pictures Logo and the film Serenity 1M1.

His piece RadaRadaR came second in the composition competition at the Twenty-Second Young Composers Prize, premiered by Smash Ensemble on 28 November 2011 in the Auditorio 400 at the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre in Madrid. He was granted the Financial Aid Award by the Sally Mead Hands Foundation to further his work at the ACA (Atlantic Center for the Arts) art residency in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and participated in the Composit 2012 workshop/festival organised in Villa Battistini, Italy, supervised by Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg.

Mikael Trillo-Figueroa was the youngest composer collaborating in LA Fundación BBVA’s project Compositores Españoles y Latinoamericanos de Música Actual together with the discography Verso how recorded Sinistra est Dextra, a CD that contains nine representative works by the composer.

His music has been performed by among others the KMH Symfoniorkester, Sonanza, the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, Smash Ensemble, L’Arsenale, the Espai Sonor Ensemble and the neWMas Ensemble.

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