Knowledge and Inspiration

Link to KVAST:s Spotify lists.

Youtube collection of interviews, concerts and more.

Links, lists and tips by KVAST.

Music theory examples by women composers.

Statistics – Swedish music institutions 2016-2019


For a number of years, we at KVAST have been collecting women composers from around the world and across the centuries. Today, websites about women composers exist in abundance, so at present we are not adding more names to our list. Instead, check out our Links List (see above) for a wealth of additional information about women composers and their music.
Link to composers

About us

The Swedish Association of Women Composers (Kvinnlig Anhopning av Svenska Tonsättare – KVAST) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for women composers and promote the performance of their music.
What’s a kvast, you may ask? In Swedish, the word kvast means “broom.”


The Repertoire Bank

At over 3,000 works (and counting), our database of music by women composers is among the largest in the world! Browse or search the records and hear samples of a wide range of music: symphonic and chamber, electronic and live electronic, choral and operatic. Find compositions by women based on genre, difficulty level, instrumentation, title or duration.

To The Repertoire Bank

Knowledge and Inspiration

Listen, look, read and learn more!
Here you can find selection of women composers with short bio and also a statistics report from Sweden 2016-2019.
Furthermore there are links to lists on Spotify and Youtube, a collection of Links and Tips and link to theory examples.

Knowledge and Inspiration