About

Sara Hilma Filippa Westerberg


Swedish cellist, vocalist and composer based in Denmark


Groups and projects:

Vänskapsprojektet (2023-)

Singer in vocal group Høst (2020-)

Cellist in worldmusic group Kaisin (2018-)


Education:

Contemporary Creative Artist (soloist program), voice, cello, composition, SDMK (2023)

Master´s degree - classical cello, SDMK (2021)

Bachelor´s degree -  classical cello, SDMK (2019)


Prizes:

Nominated to DMA Roots - composer of the year (2023)

2nd place Tampere vocal music festival - vocal group competition, Høst (2023)

2nd place Aarhus Vocal Festival - vocal group competition, Høst (2022)

Special Prize for most innovative performance Aavf, Høst - Fågelsång (2022)


Selected pieces:

"Två kvinnor i världen / To kvinner i verden" (2023)

“490” for Esbjerg Ensemble (2023)

“Icarus - a suite for cello ensemble and voice” (2022)

“Risk - a suite in five movements for TipToe Bigband” (2021)


“Fågelsång” (2021)

"Ack, om ditt blod" (2021)

written for Høst


(To buy scores e-mail: filippa.w@hotmail.com)


About HØST



“I was totally impressed with the sound of their opener - so much so, that I had to check with the technician to make sure there was no harmonizer, looper, or playback in their performance. I am proud of such a strong FEMALE ensemble"


Kim Nazarian,

Judge at Aarhus Vocal Festival (2022)

The singers clearly enjoyed singing together

and wanted to bring joy to the listeners with

their singing. The singers have beautiful voices

and amazing voice control, and they had the

music in their bodies.

Their stage presence was interesting and clear


Jussi Chydenius

Bob Chilcott

Susanna Lukkarinen

Janis Siegel

Morten Vinther Sørensen

Judges at Tampere Vocal Music Festival (2023)

About compositions



“Arrangemangen är välgjorda och många gånger spännande, kanske även modiga i förhållande till den vokaltradition som odlats...

...Avslutningsspåret är ett exempel med den skotska Auld lang syne i grunden och ett snyggt arrangemang av Filippa Westerberg”


Bengt Wittgren,

Hembygden, nr 2 (2023)


About performance



“Samarbejdet med Filippa Westerberg er frugtbart og lover godt for fremtidigt kunstnerisk virke. Ida, Filippa og de to medvirkende dansere er eksempelvis meget virtuose i de recitativiske dele af værket "To kvinner i verden/Två kvinnor i världen."


Jury at Ida Wahl's master recital (2023)