Celia Swart

Celia Swart


Celia Swart (1994, NL) is a new music composer, visual artist and saxophonist.

Celia has written compositions for orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra and ensembles such as Nieuw Ensemble and Kluster5. She did in-depth artistic research into her multimedia works and completed her Masters degree in composition in 2021 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She also plays and writes music for her own modern jazz group SWART., which released the debut album Lost In in October 2018.

Her works embody abstract, yet narrative-driven and with a touch of minimalism elements. A sound world that manifests harmonic colors and melodic expression is reflected in her visual media as well.
Her animated visuals are a blend of stop-motion, rotoscope animation as well as live-action and photography imagery and give the multimedia works an in-between experience of realism and imagination.

She has won the Keep an Eye Production Price Award 2021, for her new multimedia production for Festival Wonderfeel. In 2018 she was nominated for the Tera de Marez Oyens Award for her composition Boven Hoge Gebouwen (written for Kluster5) and in 2019 she received for her work In My Web ‘’recommended work’’ at the International Rostrum of Composers 2019 (Argentina).