Kristian Bredin
Kristian Bredin was born in 1964 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He studied composition with Carl-Axel Hall 1991 - 1993 and with Professor Ole Lützow-Holm at the School of Music and Musicology in Gothenburg, 1993 - 1997 in the Composition Class and 1997 - 1999 in the Post Graduate Diploma Class.

He has taken part in "V International Composition Course Franco Donatoni" in Mexico City, a Composition Course/Masterclass in Bergen, Norway with Klaus Huber, a Masterclass in Viitasaari, Finland with Helmut Lachenmann, the Composition Course at Foundation Royaumont in France with Brian Ferneyhough, Jean-Marc Singier and Antoine Bonnet and twice in the Composition Course in Szombathely, Hungary with Marco Stroppa, Manuel Hidalgo and Michael Jarrell.

1998 he had a collaboration with Oslo Sinfonietta in Norway. This was a one-week workshop as a preparation for the performance of the piece Forma during the UNM festival in Oslo that year.

1999 he was Composer in Residence at Musik i Väst in Gothenburg. He is a member of The Society of Swedish Composers since 2000.

2002 he made his debut with a Guitar Concerto with Peter Larsson and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and has since worked with ensembles such as The Gothenburg Chamber Soloists, the vocal ensemble VOX and the ensemble Gageego!, resulting in performances of Guises III at Nalen in Stockholm 2002 and at the GAS festival in Gothenburg 2003, and of Guises I + La mémoire, l'oubli at Stenhammarsalen in Gothenburg 2003. During summer 2004 he took part in an orchestra workshop with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway. In summer 2009 he participated in the New Music Incubator in Norberg, Sweden. He also played live with Johannes Bergmark at the Norberg Festival in July.

Important performances has been the world premiere of Ombres by Norrköping Symphony Orchestra 1996, the performance of Guises I, Ombres, Croquis + two short movies at the CNM festival in Gothenburg 1997, the performance of Green at Foundation Royaumont 1998 and at the Donatoni Festival in Mexico City 1999, the world premiere of Guises II at Artisten and of Din mun var vallmo at Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm 2000, the performance of Avbild during the Diabelli projekt in Gothenburg 2001, and of Du blir min båge av ljus by the vocal quartet Vox during a concert tour in Västra Götaland and in Kasan in Russia 2002. In 2006 the Organ piece Présence de loin was premiered in Hagakyrkan, Gotheburg by Ulrike Heider, the Clavichord piece Skuggspel was premiered at The Stockholm Music Museum by Joel Speerstra, the Guitar Concerto was broadcast twice by National Swedish Radio and the piece Aria spaziosa was broadcast several times by National Swedish television.

In 2008 the piece Näktergaletyd I was premiered by Martin Fogel and Ann Elkjär at the International Lidköping Music Festival. Fogel and Elkjär also played the piece in 2009 at a concert in Music Salon Sun Grace in Fuchu, Japan. Three poems to silence: No.1 was played during the same summer by Max Wulfson at the International Kalv Festival.

Présence de loin was played by Ulrike Heider at the International Kalv Festival in 2014, and both Etyd vid tystnadens gräns and Skuggspel was played in 2015, also at the International Kalv Festival.