Finnish Composer & Conductor | February 1859 – August 1947
As a young woman, Ida Georgina Moberg had a career as a singer in mind and this she studied for four years at the music academy in St Petersburg. However, life changed her path to composing and she moved back to Helsinki to study at its academy and teacher Sibelius. In her 40s she decided to further dive into composing and enrolled at Dresden’s music academy. Here she was introduced to anthroposophy, which would hereafter be the basis of all her creative work. Spiritualism and movement are fundaments of her music, and in her opera the Light of Asia there are even eurythmic-choreographic instructions as a vital part of the score. In her 50s she once again went to school, this time music pedagogy in Berlin and Dresden. Here she would have wanted to stay for good if it wasn’t for ww1, which forced her back to Helsinki again. She worked as a pedagogue and was active as a conductor in the Helsinki music life. Her works were performed by the professional orchestra of Helsinki and she conducted them herself on occasions too. Unfortunately, most of her works are declared to be lost.