Tomas Friberg (b. 1962, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish composer and arranger.
Mr. Friberg spent most of his youth singing in choirs the Catharina Church. At the age of sixteen he began working on electronic music. He took private lessons in composition for Eberhard Eyser from 1984 to 1986 while studying musicology at the Stockholm University. He studied composition at the Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm 1986-1990 with Daniel Börtz, Bengt-Arne Wallin, Lars-Erik Rosell, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Friberg was the chairman for the Foundation of Young Nordic Music (UNM) from 1988 to 1993. He contributed compositions in many of their music festivals and took lessons from Louis Andriessen, among others. He participated in Fondation Royaumont: Session de composition in 1991 with Brian Ferneyhough and Tristan Murail, and in Darmstadt ferienkurse fr neue musik in 1992 with Brian Ferneyhough.
Following a kind of nervous breakdown in 1993, he decided to give up music. He studied library and information science from 1993 to 1998. It took ten years before he started to compose again.
Works for Winds
- Brass Quintet No. 1 (2010/2019)
- Brass Quintet No. 2 (2012/2019)
- Brass Quintet No. 3 (2015/2020)
- Brass Sextet No. 1 (2016/2019)
- Burlesque (2016)
- Fantasia on a Phrase by Monteverdi (2008-2009)
- Four Movements of Air
- Idée fixe (2018)
- Karesansui (2015)
- Music for Four Bowler Hats (and Bassoon Quartet) (2009-2010)
- Percussion Quartet No 1 (1993-1994/2010)
- Polska for Six Percussions (1990-1991)
- Prelude & Lament (2016/2020)
- Scherzo, Fantasia and Capriccio (2015/2020)
- Sententiae (2020)
- Songs and Dances (2018)
- Three Japanese Images (2019)