frontside Composers

Daniel Berg

Composer / Percussion

Daniel Berg is a Swedish composer, musician, and professor in classical percussion. He combines the role of writing music with being a versatile musician and teaches solo percussion and chamber music at the University College of Music in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Örebro in Sweden.

In his passion to promote the marimba as a solo- and chamber music instrument, Daniel has worked intimately with a number of composers who have written original music for the instrument. This includes more than 300 world premieres for solo and chamber works. Daniel Berg is an artist of Bergerault Marimbas and Elite Mallets.

As a composer Daniel has written a lot of chamber music as CONCERTO for trombone and percussion, SECOND CONCERTO for flute and percussion and ACROSS HEAVEN – BEYOND THE CLOUDS for vibraphone and organ.

Together with clarinet player Karin Dormbusch and violin player Tobias Granmo I formed the chamber music festival FRONTSIDE some years ago. As a trio, we were asked for touring in the countryside with a mission to find new listeners for classical music. For that tour I got the idea for a piece with strong energy, romantic harmonies and the joy of playing chamber music – a FRONTSIDE for violin, clarinet, and marimba!

The premiere took place during the festival in 2021 at ÄLVSBORG CHURCH, and the piece was also performed at the festival in 2023 at KRONHUSET, where it was also recorded by Sveriges Radio P2.

Participated in festivals

2019 M/S Transatlantic, 2020 To the East, 2020 Frontside Visits – Koster, 2020 Frontside Visits – Lerum, 2021 Frontside Light – Let the music sound!, 2023 Direction 57° North