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

”In earlier times, the talent of Martin Frost
would have attracted suspicion. Like that of Paganini…
there is something approaching the supernatural
about his command of his instrument.”
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 and Sony Classical have announced a long-term exclusive recording collaboration

Described earlier this season by The Sunday Times as "the world’s greatest clarinetist" and by The New York Times as possessing “a virtuosity and musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in living memory”, Martin's first disc for Sony will see him perform as both conductor and soloist and will be recorded with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Konserthuset in Stockholm. The album is set for release in January 2016. On signing the contract, Sony Classical's President Bogdan Roscic said: "Seeing and hearing Martin Fröst is one of the strongest experiences classical music offers at the moment. Audiences around the world react to it with an enthusiasm bordering on euphoria. Martin is able to convey an overwhelming sense of being taken closer to the music's essence and has found ways of expressing that which are quite unique in our business. He has already built a remarkable discography and we are very proud that he has chosen to continue it on Sony Classical." Martin Fröst comments: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining such an important and iconic label as Sony Classical and feel honoured to be signing as an exclusive artist at a time which also marks the beginning of a new and exciting period for me musically. Our first collaboration will form a part of my new multi-year project “Genesis”, a project that I will be performing with a number of orchestras around the world and that will focus on the sources of classical music and the exploration of how we can open new doors into the future. I am really excited about sharing our ideas and working together on what I hope will be new, innovative and creative projects." Photo © Mats Bäcker


New York Times Interview

New York Times talks to Martin about his upcoming projects Read the entire interview here.


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

The Times

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