Norrbotten NEO was formed in 2007 to promote contemporary chamber music. The seven members of the ensemble play the flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello – a complement that, in various combinations, makes it possible to perform a broad spectrum of works from the past hundred years. The players are also section principals in the Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra. Norrbotten NEO regularly commissions new works, primarily from Swedish composers but also internationally, and collaboration with composer training schemes is also an important part of the ensemble’s work. Since its inception Norrbotten NEO has premièred more than 150 works and has developed into a vibrant platform for a wide variety of musical ideas. For this, the ensemble was rewarded with the Swedish Society of Composers’ Interpreters’ Prize in 2012, and the ensemble’s sterling reputation has led to invitations from many of Sweden’s regional music organizations and concert halls.