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A native of Seoul, Korea, Lisa Ullén grew up in the northern part of Sweden, and is based in Stockholm.
She is a graduate of the Royal Musical Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, where she studied classical piano in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since the late 1990s, she has devoted herself entirely to improvised music, in the form of free jazz as well as avant garde and contemporary classical and experimental music. A versatile player with a singular musical vision, Ullén has repeatedly proven her ability to imprint her absolute sense for tonal texture on whatever musical context she appears in.
Internationally recognized as a distinctive and uncompromising musician and composer, Ullén over the last decade has produced more than fifteen albums, either in her own name or in collaborations with musicians such as Charlotte Hug, Okkyung Lee, Mariam Wallentin, Nina de Heney, Maggie Nicols.
She has toured in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan
Ullén has collaborated extensively with many well-known Swedish artists and dancers, and has also scored several dramatic productions. She’s also performed and recorded music by contemporary composers .
“Extraordinary is all I can say as I dive in to her unique approach. …Amazing piano, some of it prepared, which should appeals to fans of John Cage as well as of Cecil Taylor”.
— Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery