Happy New Year!
2016 will be an exciting year. Already this spring I will perform Astor Piazzollas Concerto ‘Aconcagua’ together with the Prague Radio Orchestra and together with the Danish National Radio Orchestra I will be doing the Danish premiere of Christian Winther Christensens double concerto for accordion, cello & orchestra. The concert will take place the 10th of March during Pulsar – Festival for Contemporary Music.
In september I had the great pleasuse to perform some of my favourite chamber music pieces together with some of the finest ensembles and musicians out there:
Trio con Brio, Apollon Musagete Quartet, Thorleif Theeden a.o.
music by Poul Ruders, Sofia Gubaidulina, Astor Piazzolla, Niels Viggo Bentzon a.0.
Photo from opening concert
From left: Soo-Jin Hong, Bartoscz Zachlod, Bjarke Mogensen, Torleif Thedéen
Through the past 7 years I have been collaborating regularly with composer Martin Lohse on a series of works which has now been recorded for a solo album released on both Vinyl and cd. The release concert will be the 11th of august and will be held in the new “black-box” auditorium of The Royal Academy of Music being the first concert to take place in this brand new venue.
Listen to Passing I on soundcloud:
In the coming months I will be performing my own transcriptions of two Carl Nielsen symphonic favourites together with The Danish Chamberplayers aka. Storstrøms Kammerensemble. The hymn-like and atmospheric piece Saga Dream together with the powerful Helios Overture from 1903. The programme will also include some of Nielsens most important musical ‘children/grand-children’ such as Vagn Holmboe and Per Nørgård. Looking very much forward!
The premiere of Christian Winther Christensens doubleconcerto for accordion, cello & Orchestra with the Tiroler Philharmonie conducted by Francesco Angelico. Heres a nice review from the opening concert of the Klangspuren Festival:
My brand new instrument a Microtonal Pigini Nova arrived last year. It was custom made with a set of additional quarter tonal reed blocks. So far my first big project which includes the use of this wonder will be premiering a new opera by Karsten Fundal in 2015. More on this later. Thanks to Oticon Fonden, Augustinus Fonden and Den Obelske Familiefond their support in realizing this unique instrument.
Recommendation in BBC Magazine
Created on Sunday, 24 August 2014
This months BBC Music Magazine features an interview by the formiddable violinist Matthew Trusler. He gives some kind words on my latest cds. Awesome!