Paulina Sundin was born in 1970 in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, moving at an early age to Stockholm. After graduating from Stockholm’s Music Gymnasium, she read amongst other subjects musicology, composition, history of ideas and music psychology at Uppsala University. Later followed studies at EMS (the Electronic Music Studio in Stockholm) and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (1993-1999).
Paulina Sundin was selected as the Rotary Foundations goodwill ambassador to England in 1999, where she began a doctorate in electro-acoustic composition at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. She finished her PhD at the University of Huddersfield in 2010 and was awarded the “Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Thesis”.
Paulina Sundin’s music has been played in six continents, both in concerts and radio broadcasts. Already during her student years were her pieces premiered in amongst others the ISCM World Music Days in South Korea 1997, the Australasian Computer Music Conference in New Zealand 1999, and the Rien á Voir in Canada 1999.
Paulina Sundin has received commissions from Concerts Sweden (Rikskonserter) for a number of occasions including the opening of their new premises in Stockholm 1997, and the Stockholm Electronic Music Festival 1993 and 1995. Paulina has worked on commissions from Musik i Väst, the Swedish national radio and the Textile University in Borås, southern Sweden. Paulina has also worked on individual projects with filmmakers, dance choreographers and has had projects financed by Konstnärsnämnden (the Arts Grants Committee in Sweden), Kulturrådet (the Swedish Arts Council), Statens Musikverk (the Swedish Performing Arts Agency) among many others. Paulina worked as Composer in Residence at CoMA in Växjö 2006-2008 writing instrumental pieces.
Paulina Sundin taught electro-acoustic music composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where she also worked as deputy head of department before she finished her PhD. As of 2011 Paulina works full-time as a freelance composer.