Anna-Lena Laurin started her professional career as a pianist and vocalist. Nowadays she works exclusively as a composer. Laurin compose complex orchestral music with strong melodic and rhythmical components. Her music is recognized by a dark dramatic as well as a light lyrical/romantic tonality. Anna-Lena Laurin has have commissions from Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, an approximately 40 minutes long orchestral work which had its world premiere on Swedish National Television within a composer portrait of her with the same name as the work, "Iphigenia". She has also written for/worked with Håkan Hardenberger, Anders Bergcrantz, Thomas Søndergård, Jonathan Shiffman, Fredrik Malmberg and Vox Nova, The Symphony orchestra at Norrlandsoperan, Musica Vitae, Camerata Nordica, Terje Tønnesen, Magnus Båge, Roma und Sinti Kammer Philharmoniker, Mats Rondin and Huaröds chamber orchestra, Per-Otto Johansson and the Symphony Orchestra at Malmö Opera, Jacob Karlzon, string quartets, chamber orchestras, duos, trios etc. The reception of her music is tremendous and among others Swedish Queen Silvia has expressed her appreciation for Laurin’s production "Sång till mormor". Laurin’s "Concerto for flute, strings and harp" (2009) was nominated for Swedish Music Publisher’s Award 2011.