Latest NewsFröst embarks on a major tour of Europe with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta,
Martin Fröst embarks on a major tour of Europe with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.1, and a selection of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, in an arrangement for clarinet and string orchestra. The tour begins on 18 April in the Netherlands, and continues to Baden-Baden (19), Hannover (20), Berlin (21), Neumarkt (23), Maribor, Slovenia (24), and Brunico, Italy (26), ending in Amsterdam on 1 May.
Later in May, Martin appears at London’s Southbank Centre, as part of a weekend of music celebrating the Borletti-Buitoni Trust 10th anniversary; Martin was one of the very first recipients of this award, which he used to commission a concerto from Kalevi Aho. Highlights of the weekend include Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with the Elias Quartet on 17 May and an informal late-night concert, Martin Fröst and Friends, on 18 May. Further upcoming season highlights for Martin include appearances at the Grant Park Festival in Chicago and at the Verbier Festival.
"Vinterfest med Fröst”
A music documentary about Vinterfest, the festival where Martin is the Artistic Director. Enjoy!
International Classical Music Awards
"impressive demonstration of his wide-ranging virtuosity and musical souplesse."
At the Gala Concert of the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, Martin Frösts recording Dance to a Black Pipe was singled out as "Concerto Disc of the Year". At the ceremony, which was held in Milan on the 17 March, Martin´s playing was praised in the jury’s citation as follows:
In these outstanding performances the Swedish clarinet player Martin Fröst offers another impressive demonstration of his wide-ranging virtuosity and musical souplesse. He builds around the Copland Clarinet Concerto an unusual programme of works related to dance: Klezmer, Tango, Hungarian dances by Brahms, but also contemporary dances by Lutoslawski and Fröst’s compatriots Hillborg and Högberg.
On ‘Dances to a Black Pipe’ Martin Fröst appears with Australian Chamber Orchestra and the orchestra’s leader and artistic director Richard Tognetti.
FRÖST TO RECEIVE THE 2014 SONNING MUSIC PRIZE
MARTIN AMONG THE LEGENDS - FRÖST TO RECEIVE THE 2014 SONNING MUSIC PRIZE
The clarinettist Martin Fröst has been announced as the next recipient of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, one of the oldest and most prestigious music awards in the world. Since 1959, the Danish Sonning Music Prize has been presented to the leading musical personalities of their day, including Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich, Miles Davis, Alfred Brendel, Keith Jarrett and Isaac Stern. Martin Fröst is, besides Birgit Nilsson (1966) and Eric Ericson (1991), the only Swede to receive this international award. The most recent recipient of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize is Sir Simon Rattle, who is the prize winner for 2013 and received his award in Copenhagen last weekend.
For Martin Fröst to be admitted in this manner to the company of some of the foremost figures in music during the past fifty years is a tremendous honour, and also a recognition of his unique artistry and pioneering musical activities.
To receive this award is a tremendous honour, and I feel humbled and privileged to be admitted into such an illustrious company of musicians. – Martin Fröst
The Léonie Sonning Music Prize consists of the sum of 80.000 Euro, and will be presented at a gala concert in Copenhagen during the spring of 2014. In their deliberations, the directors of the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation are charged with the task of selecting a candidate who ranks among the best in his or her field and is likely to remain so in the future.
Read more about The Sonning Music Prize sonningmusik.dk
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