David Riebe is a composer from Lund, Sweden. He has studied with Luca Francesconi, Rolf Martinsson, Kent Olofsson and Staffan Storm at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden and with Michele Tadini and Philippe Hurel at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse in Lyon, France. He has a Master's Degree in Composition from the Malmö Academy of Music.
Prizes in composition competitions
On September 20, 2016, Riebe won Third Prize at the Andrey Petrov Composition Competition (picture) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with the orchestral piece Magma from 2015. The six selected finalist compositions were performed by St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra with conductor Arkady Steinlucht during a concert in St. Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall. A video recording made by Leonid Toropov is available on Youtube.
With his sinfonietta piece Geopoliticus Child, inspired by a Salvador Dalí painting, Riebe won the second prize at Uppsala Tonsättartävling (Uppsala Composition Competition) in March 2014.
On January 24, 2019, Malmö Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform David Riebe's piece Magma from 2015. Conductor will be Ruth Reinhardt. More information at the MSO website.
Lund Contemporary – festival for new music
On June 8, 2017, Riebe's work Drops of Stem Cells for string orchestra was performed by Musica Vitae during a presentation day for new Swedish orchestral music organized by the Society of Swedish Composers.
In 2010, the Lund University Academic Orchestra performed Riebe's Tuba Concerto in the United States as part of the orchestra's tour there. This included a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
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