Born into a multicultural family in Helsinki, languages and the possibility of combining languages, have always appealed to Cecilia Damström (b.1988) while composing. With a background as a classical pianist and with theatre as an interest, also harmony, direction, a sense of drama, and expressivity are present in her music. Since graduating in 2014 she has constantly been working on commissions for various ensembles and festivals. Her compositions have received several national and international composition prizes 2009-2018. In 2019 she made her debut with the Finnish National Opera with her opera Djurens planet. Her works for orchestra have been performed by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Springs Philharmonic among others. Since 2019 she is signed with Gehrmans Musikförlag.