Backman, Catharina

Catharina Backman (b. 1961), Stockholm

Composer and jazz pianist.

Backman has studied composition for teachers including Maurice Karkoff, Hans Gefors, Rolf Martinsson, Kent Olofsson, and Javier Alvarez, and received a degree in composition from the Malmö conservatory in 2000. She has many years of experience as a jazz pianist and has conducted the Varieté Vauduvill.

Beckman has worked with her own ensemble, Katzen Kapelle, as a freelance concert and theater musician, and as a choir director. She was elected to the Society of Swedish Composers in 2001.