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Sebastian Hilli

Sebastian Hilli

Pays d'origine: Finlande
Date d'anniversaire: 20 mai 1990

À propos de Sebastian Hilli

Hilli clearly has something big and exciting going on: a movement towards, as it seems, unexplored domains that tickle curiosity vigorously. – Hufvudstadsbladet

Sebastian Hilli is a Finnish composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music. In his works, Hilli draws inspiration from topics like human psychology, emotional states and experiences, poetry, and other art forms. He combines influences ranging from baroque to pop music, romantic to free jazz and disco to renaissance, creating music where ”both the treatment of the orchestra and synthesis of styles appears to be astonishingly original” (HBL).

Hilli’s music is characterized by a mixture of surprises, intuition and carefully constructed details and structure, an effort to capture distinct emotional states, and a curiosity of always seeking new ways of expression. Among the works that have been strongly influenced by the Covid pandemic are the das per-aspera-ad-astra orchestral work Miracle (2020) as well as the introvert ensemble piece Hibernation (2021-2022) which Hilli developed together with the animation artist Jenny Jokela. Thematic ideas are the foundation of solo concerts such as Honeymoon for trumpet and ensemble (2021) which explores the state of a young love and  1977 – a Violin Concerto (2021-2022), a reflection of a superficially random year of the 20th century. 

Hilli has quickly garnered international acclaim and recognition by winning several of the most prestigious prizes for young composers such as the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award in 2015, the ’Composers under 30′ category at the 64th International Rostrum of Composers in 2017, and the Gaudeamus Award 2018. In 2019, Hilli’s orchestral piece Snap Music was awarded the Teosto Prize, one of the biggest art prizes in the Nordic Countries.

Hilli holds a Master’s degree in Composition from Sibelius Academy.

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