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Lisa Streich was born in 1985 in Norra Rada, Sweden. She studied composition and organ in Berlin, Stockholm, Salzburg, Paris, and Cologne. She currently holds a scholarship at the NMH Oslo.


Streich has received commissions among others from the Lucerne Festival, the Berlin Philharmonics, the Swedish Radio Choir, Ensemble Intercontemporain, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Shizuoka Concert Hall.


She has written theater music for the Salzburg Pocket Opera Festival, on the seven senses of man, as well as a closing scene for Henze’s “Wundertheater” for the Bavarian State Opera.


Awards and fellowships include the Cité des Arts Paris, the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation Orchestra Prize, the Akademie der Künste Berlin’s Busoni Composition Prize, the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Fellowship, a fellowship at the Villa Massimo in Rome, a Roche Young Commission at the Lucerne Festival, and the Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize. In 2020, she was the first recipient of the Claussen Simon Composition Prize, in 2021, she was honored with the Lilla Christ Johnson Composer’s Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.


Portrait CDs were released in 2018 on WERGO/Zeitgenössische Musik and in 2019 on KARIOS.

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Lectures on her music have taken place at the Royal College of Music Stockholm, the Colombia University New York, the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, and at the CRR de Paris. Dialog about music, art, and their possibilities is a subject close to Streich’s heart.


Lisa Streich lives on Gotland, Sweden.



Lisa Streich Portätfilm
[Film by Johannes List]
for Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

PRIMA (2019)
[Daniel Agi, flute]
for turning flutist and light

OFELIA (2022)
[Ensemble Intercontemporain]
for large ensemble, motorised piano and four loudspeakers

LASTER (2018/19)
[WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Claudia Chan, piano]
for ensemble

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