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PETER SCHUBACK was born in Täby on March 31, 1947. He was educated as a cellist at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and complemented his studies under Mainardi and Palm, and with Tortellier in Paris, where he also worked after completing his education. In 1972, he visited Brazil for the first time, and he has often returned and worked there for long periods. In Sweden, he was a founding member of the ensemble Harpans Kraft in 1971. From 1973-1975, he taught both cello and composition at the Malmö Academy of Music. Since 1975, he has been active as a freelance artist, performing a great number of concerts, mostly as a solo cellist. These concerts have mostly taken place outside of Sweden and consisted of works written directly for him, as well as more traditional pieces such as the solo suites of Bach, which he always uses as a starting point in his musical work.
In the field between the interpret and the composer some trancriptions for solocello of major orchestraworks are to be mentioned such as Beethovens 9 symfony, Ravels La Valse etc.
The composer Peter Schuback has mostly been educated through his work with other composers. Among his many works just about ten are for cello. The other works, mostly chamber music, have been written for different settings such as solo works, string quartets, mixed ensembles, and even some so-called open scores. One can also find orchestral music, tape music, and a chamber opera, Ku as well as a later monodram about Hölderlin on a libretto by Ulla Britt Edberg. He tries to deal his music with the impossible and an attempt at creating a free tonal language.