Laura Netzel and Valborg Aulin are among the group of swedish female composers who began to be talked about on the public music scene towards the end of the 19th century. Both Laura Netzel and Valborg Aulin were accomplished pianists, who showed extraordinary musical talent from an early age. But they followed substantially different paths to their début as composer. Laura Netzel was 35 when a couple of her pieces for ladies’ chorus appeared in a programme for the New Harmonic Society at a concert in Stockholm in 1874. Valborg Aulin, on the other hand, was only 19 when several songs of hers were performed at one of the student concerts at the academy of music in 1879.
With her experienced technique and artistic and accurate interpretation, Lucia Negro has long been considered one of Sweden’s foremost pianists