Anders Niska

About

Anders has a peculiar and distinctive neo-classical composition style and masters perfectly symphony and wind orchestras as well as big band and jazz groups. He started as a saxophone and bassoon player and has degrees in composition, arranging, and film music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has also studied composition at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho.

Many of the leading Swedish orchestras have played Anders' arrangements and compositions, for example, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, GÄvle SO, Gothenburg Wind Orchestra, Norrbotten Big Band, Stockholm Wind Ensemble and Dalasinfoniettan to name a few.

2002 he won first prize for best jazz composition in the international competition Jazzverk.

He has collaborated with and written arrangements for artists such as Ola Salo, Carola, Svante Thuresson, Viktoria Tolstoy, Pernilla Andersson, LaGaylia Frazier, Robert Gustafsson and others.

Internationally, Anders has produced for 'Glee' (American TV series), NRK and German Big Bands.

Anders also produce music for Universal Production Music and has hundreds of tracks from rock to classical works published world wide.

He has in recent years devoted more time to composing and producing music for television and media such as 'Små Citroner Gula' (Love and Lemons), 'Tyskungen' (The Hidden Child and 'Den Perfekta Stöten'.

In 2015 Anders scored the Hollywood movie 'Go With Me' featuring Anthony Hopkins. It will premiere on american cinemas in june 2016.

Over the past years, Anders has worked a lot with famous director Suzanne Osten. In April 2016, her film "Flickan, Mamman och Demonerna" will premiere. Scored by Anders.