Anders Emilsson

Anders is a musical renaissance man:
music conservatory educated and professionally active 

both as composer, conductor, clarinetist and organist.

Anders Emilsson has conducted many Swedish orchestras and composed commissioned works for ensembles including KammarensembleN, Dalasinfoniettan, Blåsarsymfonikerna.

Anders is the initiator and artistic leader of Musik i Ladan (Music in the Barn), an annual operafestival at his family home, Skifsgården, in Dalarna, Sweden.

His compositions has been recorded on BIS Records and are performed in many countries and at diverse festivals such as ISCM World New Music Days and Nordiska Musikdagarna

June 2016 his orchestral work A Ride Into the Wood was chosen for performance by Mälmö Symphony Orchestra in a program for new Swedish music.

From 1993 Anders has been employed as a clarinetist in the Stockholm in The Swedish Wind Ensemble (Blåsarsymfonikerna), regularly performs as an organist and is employed as a church musician and choir leader in Järfälla, Sweden.


He studied arranging / composition at the Academy of Music in Stockholm with teachers: Daniel Börtz, L-E Rosell and Anders Nilsson. He also studied composition for Jan Sandström at the School of Music in Piteå.

He is artistic leader and initiator of Musik i Ladan (Music in the Barn), an annual operafestival at his family home, Skifsgården,  in Dalarna, Sweden. Musik i Ladan is noted for innovative productions of comic chamber operas translated to the local dialect. 

2016-2019 Anders composed new comic operas based on HC Andersen fairy tales: Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling

For Music i Ladan 2020 Anders is writing a new opera, The Wilderness Poet, a chamber opera about the life of Swedish poet Dan Andersson.


Anders holds a Master's degree in orchestral conducting after studies at the Stockholm Colleges of Music and Tallinn for Paul Mägi and Daniel Harding and has worked with many of Sweden's leading orchestras and soloists.


Anders studied clarinet at the Stockholm School of Music with Sölve Kingstedt and for Walter Boeykens in Antwerp. Since 1993 he has been a member of The Swedish Wind Ensemble (Blåsarsymfonikerna).

Church musician

Anders attended the Academy of Music in Stockholm and has been employed as organist in Danderyds Church (1996-2004) and Immanuel Church (2007-2012) and Järfälla parish (from 2014).

In 2016 Anders was awarded the prestigious Saint Cecilia Prize by the Stockholm Diocese with the motivation: A versatile church musician who unites city and country, old and young, amateurs and professionals. Composer and musician, clarinet and organ. A multi-musician who spreads joy and participation.