Britta Byström was born in Sundsvall (Sweden) in 1977 and began her musical schooling as a trumpet student at the local music school. She began to compose in her teens, and was accepted onto the composition course at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1995, where her teachers included Pär Lindgren and Bent Sørensen. Byström has composed music for most settings of instruments and contexts – chamber music, vocal music and opera – but has devoted most of her energies to orchestral music. Her works have been played by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Youth Wind Orchestra, Musica Vitae, the Kroumata percussion ensemble and others.
Works for wind band: