Martin Fröst

“Fröst exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship
unsurpassed by any clarinettist
— perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory.”
The New York Times, December 2013
”Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst,
you really haven’t heard the clarinet.”
The Times

”…with a tone more slender than plump, yet full and
sensuous – lacked nothing in agilityor power, as
needed, but he was most astonishing in the beauty.”
New York Times
”A true performance artist as unpredictable
as he is brilliant.”
The Independent
”One of the most interesting, virtuosic and
daring musicians of our time.”
Fonu Forum
”...one of the best, most recognised respected soloists
around the world... music fans were quietly thanking God
that they had been allowed to experience this concert.”
Anzeiger Harlingerland
”He is certainly the reigning exponent of the clarinet
today with a performance style totally unique
and technically astounding...”
Hollywood Today

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Martin Fröst makes his conducting debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a play/direct programme

Following his outstanding performance with the Orpheus Chamber at Carnegie Hall Orchestra in December 2013, Martin Fröst returns to the US to make his debut as a conductor with Detroit Symphony Orchestra in four concerts, from 13 to 16 March inclusive. He conducts Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Grieg’s Holberg Suite, and appears as soloist/director in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Lutosławski’s Dance Preludes. Fröst returns to the US in April, to perform Kalevi Aho ‘s Concerto with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä.  He then appears in recital for Boston Celebrity Series and San Francisco Performing Arts alongside Marc-Andre Hamelin ad Anthony Marwood, in a repeat of the programme they performed at the Wigmore Hall in February this year.


With the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra marked the conclusion of a round-the-globe series of concerts which started in Australia in November

Martin Fröst’s concerts in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw marked the conclusion of a round-the-globe series of concerts which started in Australia in November. With the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra he performed Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes and Hillborg’s Clarinet Concerto Peacock Tales and the audience was on fire. Some quotes from the Amsterdam press: This musician is completely united with his instrument. His clarinet is a prolongation of his body. He make pirouettes with it, pretends it is a transverse flute, practices the moon walk and sometimes he even seems to want to use his clarinet for pole dancing. Towards the end, the whole orchestra gets to hum along after which the main actor snuffs out the whole story. That the playing of this thoroughbreed musician is at least as big an experience without visual accessories was demonstrated in other works. Fröst acts with sound. The way he projects his tone into space boarders on the unbelievable. - De Telegraaf /  Thiemo Wind Martin Fröst is the Michael Jackson of the clarinet. He can make his slender body shake or wind like a snake while steering his breath into his clarinet with full control. - De Volkskrant  / Bella Luttmer


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”Until you’ve heard Martin Fröst,
you really haven’t heard the clarinet.”

The Times

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