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.
Agauë (2004) for soprano, percussion and tape MP3