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Anders Koppel 71 – 2nd Accordion Concerto world premiere

Congratulations to Anders Koppel who today turns 71! Yesterday I had the privilige of premiering his 2nd Accordion Concerto at @Frederiksværk Musikfestival for a terrific audience with The Danish Youth Ensemble and conductor Morten Ryelund. The Concerto was generously supported by Oticon Fonden, Augustinus fonden & Statens Kunstfond. A huge thanks for the fundraising work […]

Winter Impressions

It has been a busy couple of months since my last post so I have to divide this one up in bits starting of with a few impressions from my winter schedule in Portugal and Russia… In february  I was invited to the festival Folefest by artistic leader and professor Paulo Ferreira to perform in the cities […]

Solo Perfomances 2018

Bjarke Mogensen – accordion 2018 “Sonatas Intertwined” Domenico Scarlatti & Martin Lohse The accordion is a unique solo instrument and one of the youngest instruments in the classical family. But thanks to a number of pioneering performers through the recent decades, contemporary composers are having a growing interest in using the accordion in a range […]

Flotte anmeldelser af ny CD

Det har været en fantastisk start på året. Først blev CD’en Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti Ugens CD på P2, og nu er der strøget 3 fine anmeldelser ind fra aviserne: Politiken: 5 hjerter http://www.pressreader.com/denmark/politiken/20180104/282102047057461 Fyns Stiftstidende: 4 hjerter https://www.fyens.dk/kultur/Klassisk-Scarlatti-nu-paa-akkordeon/artikel/3214072 Bornholms Tidende: http://tidende.dk/?Id=83775 Ugens CD på P2: https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/kultur/klassisk/vi-anbefaler/bjarke-bliver-ramt-i-hjertet-af-scarlatti-musikken-rummer-baade

New Scarlatti-release Album of the Week on National Danish Radio

On New Years Day I received news from P2 Klassisk that my Scarlatti Album was chosen Album of The Week. I feel so grateful and it is an immense joy to share this new release with so many listeners! https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/kultur/klassisk/vi-anbefaler/bjarke-bliver-ramt-i-hjertet-af-scarlatti-musikken-rummer-baade Order Album here: https://gatewaymusic.dk/album/25150 An exciting 2018 kick-off: New Scarlatti-album CD of The Week on […]

Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti

  -Upcoming Album- Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti Release date 1-12-2017 In less than 2 weeks I will be presenting my brand new disc with music by Domenico Scarlatti. A composer for whose music I always had a very soft spot. It has been an extremely exciting proces and an inspiration to work with these incredibly […]

Usedomer Musikfestival, Germany

The Usedomer Musikfestival had a Danish theme this year and I was lucky enough to be invited for a solo-recital. I brought works by Ole Schmidt as well as two of my main composer collaborators, Martin Lohse and Christos Farmakis and a fantasy on a Bornholm Folk Song  joined by cellist Josefine Opsahl. What a […]

Leaves – The Colour of Falling – Upcoming tour-dates

Once again its time to prepare my quartertonal reedblocks for the upcoming tour with Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra. Tour Dates goes as follows: 02.03 – EINDHOVEN, NL – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 03.03 – GRONINGEN, NL – De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 04.03 – ROTTERDAM, NL – De Doelen / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 05.03 – AMSTERDAM, NL – Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 09.03 – LONDON, UK – Barbican | Info & Tickets 10.03 – BRUSSELS, BE – Ancienne Belgique | Info & Tickets Bjarke Mogensen, […]