Aulin, (Laura) Valborg
- Robert Layton
(b Gävle, Jan 9, 1860; d Örebro, Jan 11, 1928). Swedish pianist and composer, elder sister of Tor Aulin. After studying at the Swedish Royal Academy of Music (1877–82), where she was encouraged in composition by Ludvig Norman and Albert Rubenson, she was awarded a Jenny Lind grant (1885), which enabled her to study composition for a short time with Gade in Copenhagen and then to spend two years in Paris studying with Massenet and Godard. She was admired as a pianist and became sought after as a piano teacher. In 1903 she settled in Örebro where she remained until her death. Her works show harmonic refinement and a powerful temperament, while her tone poems for piano are written in a more lyrical style. The Tre damkörer were awarded a prize in Copenhagen in 1895. She ceased composing around the turn of the century....