Niklas Kambeitz - composer

Composer of contemporary concert music based in Montreal, Canada


Niklas Kambeitz was born in Sweden in 1977, and raised in British Columbia, where he studied composition and classical guitar at the University of Victoria. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in composition at McGill University under the supervision of John Rea. He has also studied with Denys Bouliane, Jean Lesage, alcides lanza, John Celona and Christopher Butterfield. In 2005, his work for orchestra, Body, was awarded first prize in the orchestral category of SOCAN's Awards for Young Composers, and in 2003, his work for chamber orchestra, The Days of Victory, was a finalist in the CBC National Competition for Young Composers. His works have been performed by le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, l'Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, Trio Fibonacci, Bradyworks, the National Youth Band of Canada, and l'Ensemble Synapse.

Selected Compositions

Body (2004) for orchestra                                                   PDF MP3

Tobermory (2004) for violin, cello and piano                      PDF MP3

Love Machine (2006) for soprano, ensemble and tape        PDF MP3

The Days of Victory (2002) for large ensemble                   PDF MP3

Edifice  (2003) for wind symphony                                     PDF MP3

Feb. 2001 (2001) for ensemble                                           PDF MP3

Foreshadow (2002) for ensemble                                        PDF MP3
Agauë (2004) for soprano, percussion and tape                         MP3
- co-composed with Emily Hall                                                     

Fantasia (1999) for piano                                                            MP3

Bagatelle (1998) for guitar                                                  PDF MP3

Quintet (1998) for two violins, viola, cello and piano                 MP3


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