Ulla Olsson is a wellknown Swedish organist who gives concerts both in the Nordic countries and in Europe. Recently, she was guest organist in Stavanger Concert Hall in their annual Wishing Concert, and she is a frequent performer in organ festivals and music series. She has, among other venues, appeared in the Stockholm City Hall, Västeras Cathedral “Organ ’12” (Nordic Music Symposium), Stockholm Gustav Vasa Church and Norrköping organ week. In between, she has traveled in Denmark, Poland and Italy, and been seen and heard in Swedish cultural programs on TV and radio.
After she became master of sacred music in the Academy of Music in Malmö, Ulla continued her organ studies. First she studied with Eileen K Vandermark in Copenhagen and then with Jean Langlais and Gaston Litaize in Paris because she fondly interprets the French romantic and late romantic repertoire. In 1986, Ulla became organist at St. Peters Klosters parish in Lund, and from 2008 freelance organist full time.
Ulla has paid special attention to the organ’s various uses, and she is happy to arrange orchestral music. She often play music in different ensembles together with other instrumentalists and singers, as well as duets with other organists. She has adapted Debussy’s cantata “L’enfant prodigue” by Claude Debussy for organ and performed it with operasingers in numerous churches, including Lund Cathedral.
Recently, Ulla has taken an interest in inspiring children and youths to discover the organ. Therefor she has put together a program with music from movies and computergames and perfomed it at St. Jacob’s Church in Stockholm among other places.