Broström, Tobias

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Tobias Brostrom


Born: 1978

Country: Helsingborg, Sweden

Studies: Malmö Academy of Music

Teachers: Rolf Martinsson, Luca Francesconi


Tobias Broström was born in 1978 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Following four years of percussion studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, he embarked on the pursuit of a Master’s degree in composition, studying with the Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson and the Italian composer Luca Francesconi.

Broström has composed chamber opera and various chamber music, but during the last years he has mainly focused on orchestral writing in works such as La Danse, Transit Underground, Crimson Skies, Crimson Seas, Kaléidoscope, Violin Concerto, Arena – Percussion Concerto No. 1, Piano Concerto – Belle Epoque, Samsara, Cello Concerto and Lucernaris – Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics & Orchestra, which was composed for Håkan Hardenberger. Numerous soloists, conductors, ensembles and orchestras, including, Robin Ticciati, Michael Sanderling, John Storgårds, Anna Larsson, Karen Gomyo, Thomas Søndergård, Andrew Manze, Dima Slobodeniouk, Johannes Gustavsson, Per Tengstrand, Colin Currie, Mats Rondin, Tõnu Kaljuste, Simon Preston, Johan Bridger, Hugo Ticciati, Jaime Martín, BBC Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Dresdner Philharmonie, BBC Philharmonic, Komische Oper Berlin, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Estonian National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Wales, Gävle SO, Helsingborg SO, Trondheim SO, Malmö SO, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Vogtland Philharmonie, Oviedo SO, NorrlandsOperans SO, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Rider, Musica Vitae, Third Coast Percussion Quartet, Malleus Incus, Essens:1 and Gageego have performed his works. Tobias’ music have been performed throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.[1]

Works for Percussion

6&8 - Snare Drum
Ancient Music - Marimba; Saxophone
Arena – Percussion Concerto No. 1 - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Arena (Solo) - Multiple Percussion
Bridging the World - Percussion Trio
Dream Variations - Multiple Percussion; Trumpet
Faces - Marimba; Percussion Quartet; Piano
Meditiation for Clarinet and Marimba - Marimba; Clarinet
Nordic Peace - Percussion Quartet
Ombra - Percussion Quartet
Phantasmagoria - Marimba
Rumble of the Drum - Snare Drum
Samsara (Brostrom) - Marimba; Violin; Orchestra
Scene for Vibraphone - Vibraphone
Scene for Violin and Marimba - Marimba, Violin
Schattenspiel - Marimba/Vibraphone; Piano
Skuggspel - Percussion Duo, Mallet Duo
Stellar Horizons - Percussion Octet/Sextet
Theatron - Percussion Duo; Orchestra
The Alchemist - Percussion Quintet
Twilight - Marimba Quartet/Marimba Duo/Marimba Sextet