Ylva Fred (b. 1990) is a Swedish composer educated at Gotland School of Composition and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Recurring elements in her music are symbolism, humour and nostalgia, and moving in between the ordinary and the surreal. An important component in the composition process is the close collaboration with musicians or other artists, where other than concert hall music, Fred has created music for film, dance, fashion and more. In the past recent years, Fred has been awarded numerous awards and grants, such as Young Swedish Composer of the Year by Scenkonst Sörmland, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s national grant, and the Composer Grant in Memory of Sten Broman with the motivation ‘A composer with a personal voice, integrity and genuine talent’.