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Victoria Borisova-Ollas

Russian composer Victora Borisova-Ollas was born in 1969 in Vladivostok in the former Soviet Union and has lived since 1992 in Sweden. After graduation from the Central School of Music in Moscow, she continued her studies starting in 1988 at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory completing them in 1993 with a diploma in composition. During this period, she received important artistic impulses from her teacher Nikola Korndorf (1947-2001), whom the composer describes as an extraordinary compositional personality. In her new Swedish homeland Victoria Borisova-Ollas studied composition at the Malmö Music College (1994-1998), in Stockholm as well as at the Royal College of Music in London.


In April of 1998 in London, Victoria Borisova Ollas´s "Wings of the Wind" won the second prize at the "Masterprize International Competition of Orchestral Composition UK", which is regarded as one of the most highly regarded international competitions for composition and marked the beginning of her international career. "Wings of the Wind" was broadcast by the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 3 to more than 32 countries. Victoria Borisova-Ollas´s works have been played over the last ten years by the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.