External links

(some in Swedish)


David Riebe on Svensk Musik (Swedish Music Information Center)»

Performed works by David Riebe registered at the SwedMIC homepage. Buy full scores here.

Listen to Riebe's solo violin music at Peter Sheppard Skaerved's website»

Recording from the concert when Grammy nominated violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved premieres Riebe's Coffee by the Plague Pit, in London in 2019.

David Riebes opus är en mastodontisk urladdning -»

Sydsvenska Dagbladets recensent Matti Edén skriver om Malmö Symfoniorkesters konsert 24 januari 2019 där Riebes orkesterstycke Magma framfördes.


VIDEO: "Magma" is performed by St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Youtube)»

Video from the performance at the Andrey Petrov Composition Competition in the St Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall where Riebe won third prize. The video is made by the russian filmmaker Leonid Toropov.


David Riebe in the Society of Swedish Composers»

Biography and information about Riebe on the website of FST, the Society of Swedish Composers (Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare).


Lund Contemporary (Lund University)»

Since 2016, Riebe is the producer of Lund Contemporary, a festival for contemporary classical music organized by Lund University in collaboration with several regional music institutions.


David Riebe på bronsplats i internationell kompositionstävling - Stim-magasinet #1 2017 (»

Stim (Svenska tonsättares internationella musikbyrå) skriver i sin tidning om Riebes pris i rysk kompositionstävling hösten 2016.


Lund Contemporary lockade storpublik -»

Lunds universitet skriver om publiksuccén Lund Contemporary 2017 som Riebe var huvudproducent för.


Lunds Stadsorkester 2016/17 season brochure, in Swedish (»

Link to the season brochure. Riebe's Time Reflections is performed on Februari 12, 2017, in Lunds stadshall (Lund City Hall).


Lundatonsättare vann pris i Ryssland -»

Sydsvenska Dagbladet uppmärksammar Riebes pris i kompositionstävlingen till Andrej Petrovs minne i september 2016.


Tonsättaren nr. 3 2016 (pdf)»

Tidningen Tonsättaren som ges ut av FST (Föreningen svenska tonsättare) uppmärksammar på sidan 16 Riebes pris i kompositionstävlingen till Andrej Petrovs minne i september 2016.


Connect Festival 2015, program folder (pdf)»

Link to the program folder as PDF, on the website of the Malmö Academy of Music. Music by Riebe was performed on November 14, 20 and 22.


Lunds Stadsorkester uruppför musik av lundatonsättare -»

Pressmeddelande om uruppförandet av Riebes Time Reflections på Lunds stadsorkesters jubileumskonsert 4 oktober 2015, med programkommentar till stycket.


Respekt till mångsidig orkester -»

Sydsvenska Dagbladet recenserar Lunds stadsorkesters jubileumskonsert 4 oktober 2015, med uruppförandet av Riebes Time Reflections.


Rising stars 2015 - Stim-magasinet #1 2015 (»

Intervjuer med Riebe och fem andra unga tonsättare i Stims (Svenska Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyrås) medlemstidning.


Jubilee season brochure of Lunds stadsorkester, in Swedish (»

Link to the season brochure as PDF. Music by Riebe was performed on October 4, 2015.


David Riebe tog andraplatsen i Uppsala tonsättartävling 2014»

Musikhögskolan i Malmö skriver om Riebes andrapris. Kort intervju med tonsättaren.


Tonsättare prisades -»

Skånska Dagbladet uppmärksammar Riebes andrapris i Uppsala tonsättartävling 2014.


Collaboration with Peter Sheppard Skaerved»

London-based violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved writes on his website about the ongoing collaboration with Riebe (in 2014).


Tog hjälp av Dali för att skapa musik»

Skånska Dagbladet skriver 17/1 2014 om Riebes finalplats i Uppsala Tonsättartävling.

2013 annual report of STIM (»

David Riebe is mentioned in the annual report of the International Bureau of Swedish Composers (STIM), as one of the Swedish composers with most pieces premiered during 2013.


VIDEO: Fredrik Schützer from LIMUS plays "Decay" from "Direction" by David Riebe (Youtube)»

Recording from "Piano marathon" at Palladium in Malmö, Januari 28, 2012. Youtube video.


Nyskrivet från Lund - Lunds universitet»

Riebes konsert tillsammans med Fredrik Schützer och Ivona Grbavac, 17/3 2013, i Lunds universitets kalendarium.


David Riebe on Peter Sheppard Skaerveds website»

The first violinist of the London-based Kreutzer Quartet publish live recordings of Riebe's string quartet "Paradoxes" and the solo piece "A Cat, a Warrior, and a Tortoise" on his website.


Hopp om framtiden -»

Folkbladet skriver om konserten 16 maj 2012, med Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, där bl.a. Riebes Dimensions II uruppfördes.


Lunds universitets magasin nr. 5 2010 (pdf)»

Länk till LUM nr. 5 2010 som pdf. Artikel om Riebes Tubakonsert och Akademiska kapellets USA-turné på sidan 14-15.


Spännande dag för ung kompositör -»

Sydsvenska Dagbladet skriver om uruppförandet av Riebes konsertuvertyr The Grail 1492 med Nordiska Ungdomsorkestern 27 juni 2010.

David Riebe (born 1988) grew up in Torna Hällestad outside Lund in southern Sweden. At the age of five he started playing the violin and when he was nine he began to take lessons at Kulturskolan (school for music and arts) in Lund. His interest in composing has always been present and as a high school exam project he composed a violin concerto.

     After high school, he studied two years at the conservatoire program of Kulturskolan (2007-2009), with composition and violin as main subjects. At the same time he studied musicology at Lund University.


Riebe received both his Bachelor's Degree and his Master's Degree in composition at the Malmö Academy of Music (Lund University) where he studied 2009-2015 after also having been accepted at the academies in Stockholm and Gothenburg. His teachers were Luca Francesconi, Rolf Martinsson, Staffan Storm, Kent Olofsson, among others. During autumn 2014 he studied with Michele Tadini and Philippe Hurel at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Dance in Lyon. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in musicology from Lund University (2014).


Since 2015 Riebe is a member of FST, Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (The Society of Swedish Composers).


In January 2019, Riebes orchestral piece Magma was performed by Malmö Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ruth Reinhardt. In 2017 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.


Riebe won Third Prize at the 2016 Andrey Petrov Composition Competition in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with the orchestral piece Magma from 2015. The six selected finalist compositions were performed by St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra during a concert in St. Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall.

     He also won the Second Prize at Uppsala Tonsättartävling (Uppsala Composition Competition) in March 2014 with his sinfonietta piece Geopoliticus Child, performed by Uppsala Chamber Orchestra.


Riebe has received the Working Grant of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee in 2016, the STIM Grant (STIM-stipendium) and the composition scholarship of the Annik and Lars Leander foundation in 2015, the local grant of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2014 and the Culture Grant of the city of Lund in 2012.


During his study years Riebe composed music for the BBC Singers, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, Swedish Wind Ensemble, Trio Poing (Norway), New European Ensemble (the Netherlands), Ensemble Nordlys (Denmark) and the London-based Kreutzer Quartet.

     He has also received commissions from Lunds Stadsorkester (Lund City Orchestra) and Akademiska Kapellet (Lund University Academic Orchestra) and he has had a long collaboration with the Nordic Youth Orchestra in Lund which premiered his music in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


In 2010, the Lund University Academic Orchestra performed Riebe's Tuba Concerto in the United States, including a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.


Riebe has worked with conductors such as Stefan Solyom, Mika Eichenholz, Paul Mägi, Ruth Reinhardt, Michael Bartosch, Leif Karlsson, Arkady Steinlucht, Christian Karlsen, Andreas Lönnqvist, Christoffer Nobin and Patrik Andersson. Outside Sweden his music has been performed in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Norway, Denmark, and Turkey.


Since 2016 Riebe is Producer and Artistic Director of Lund Contemporary, a festival for contemporary music in Lund with Lund University as main organizer.


CV:s in Swedish and English are available in PDF format.


© David Riebe