Daniel Fjellström

composer arranger orchestrator

Stage and screen

  • Title: Drömmarnas väg
  • Subtitle/other: Music theatre in one act
  • Instrumentation: 3 live voices, pre-recorded soundtrack: female chorus, oud, kamancheh, violin, keyed fiddle, harmonium, cello, percussion, keyboards
  • Duration: ca. 75 min
  • Text: Vanja Hamidi Isacson
  • Commissioned by: Teater Jalada, Malmö
  • Premiere: November 12, Operaverkstan, Malmö, Sweden
  • Director: Rayam Al Jazairi


  • Title: PARIЗAДA/PARIZAD/باريزاد
  • Subtitle/other: Music for theatre in one act
  • Instrumentation: Voice, percussion, flute
  • Duration: ca. 40 min
  • Text: Vanja Hamidi Isacson
  • Commissioned by: Teater Jalada, Malmö
  • Premiere: February 27, 2014, Barnens scen, Malmö, Sweden
  • Director: Rayam Al Jazairi


  • Title: Tusen och en natt
  • Subtitle/other: Family opera in one act
  • Instrumentation: Sjeherazade (mezzo-soprano), Sjahriar (baritone), Anden (bass-baritone), Doniazade (soprano), Fiskaren (tenor), Paribanu (soprano), Ahmed (tenor), Ali (tenor), Husein (tenor), mixed chorus. Banda: kamancheh (violin), oud, percussion. Orchestra: 2 flutes (2. doubling picc.), 2 oboes (2. doubling eng. hn.), 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, 2 percussion, harp, string orchestra
  • Duration: ca. 70 min
  • Text: Vanja Hamidi Isacson
  • Commissioned by: Operaverkstan, Malmö Opera AB
  • Premiere: December 28, 2013, Malmö Opera, Sweden / Niklas Willén
  • Director: Maria Sundqvist


  • Title: Storebror
  • Subtitle/other: Music for documentary
  • Instrumentation: Guitar, piano, cello, percussion
  • Duration: ca. 15 min
  • Commissioned by: Rädda barnen
  • Director: Anna Sivertsson


  • Title: Tyskungen/The hidden child
  • Subtitle/other: Music for motion picture. Additional music (assistant composer to Magnus Jarlbo)
  • Instrumentation: String orchestra
  • Duration: ca. 10 min
  • Commissionned by: Tre vänner produktionsbolag AB
  • Premiere: June 28, 2013
  • Director: Per Hanefjord


  • Title: En julsaga/A christmas carol
  • Subtitle/other: Music theatre in two acts. Original score and arrangements of christmas carols.
  • Instrumentation: Seven actors, brass quintet (2 trumpets in Bb, horn in F, trombone, tuba)
  • Duration: ca. 150 min
  • Text: Charles Dickens, (translation Christina Herrström)
  • Commissioned by: Smålands Musik & Teater
  • Premiere: December 8, 2011, Spira, Jönköping, Sweden. Smålands Musik & Teater, John Bauer Brass.
  • Director: Anette Norberg


  • Title: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (act 2 and 3)
  • Subtitle/other: Music for silent movie, by Lotte Reiniger (1926)
  • Instrumentation: Flute (doubling on alto flute), clarinet in Bb (doubling on bass clarinet in Bb), bassoon (doubling on contrabass clarinet in Bb), piano, harp, violin, viola, violoncello
  • Duration: ca 30 min
  • Premiere: August 20, 2010, Kulturforsyningen, Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. Danish Chamber Players / Martin Nagashima Toft. (Music performed live in concert).


  • Title: The boy who was afraid of the ground
  • Subtitle/other: Music for animated short
  • Duration: ca. 6 min
  • Premiere: September 5, 2009, Malmö Concert Hall, Sweden. Malmö Symphony Orchestra / Samuli Örnströmer. (Music performed live in concert)
  • Directors: Andreas Öhman and Oskar Gullstrand

Selected performances

March 19, 2018


Missionskyrkan, Uppsala, Sweden


June 1, 2018

Klanger från Mesopotamien

Kronhuset, Göteborg, Sweden


October 2018 (Date TBC)

Kom inte hit! WORLD PREMIERE

Göteborg, Sweden


18 January, 2019


Växjö, Sweden







Ongoing work

New chamber opera; "Kom inte hit!", commissioned by Man Must Sing


New work for string orchestra, commissioned by Musica Vitae















© 2018 Daniel Fjellström • Updated March 21, 2018