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

Latest news

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota engage Martin Fröst as Artistic Partner

One of the finest Chamber Orchestras in the US, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota, has announced that they have engaged Martin Fröst as their Artistic Leader/Partner. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s president Bruce Coppock says: “In seeking Artistic Partners for the SPCO, we first look for artists who have an inordinate capacity to inspire our audiences and musicians alike. Martin Fröst’s concerts with the SPCO last month were perhaps the most kinetic, awe-inspiring performances SPCO audiences have ever experienced, and the energy Martin released into our musicians was the very definition of leadership through inspiration.” The collaboration with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra continues up to and including the season 2018/19. This is Martin Fröst’s first international position as Artistic Leader. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will be one of Martins partners in developing his new Genesis project and recordings, commissions of new repertoire and international touring, including a major tour of the Far East will be key aspects of Martin Fröst’s soloist and conducting residency.   https://content.thespco.org/people/martin-frost/


Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto voted among the “10 best recording of 2014″ Fono Forum Music Magazine

The prestigious German music magazine Fono Forum has voted Martin Fröst’s best selling recording of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, where he appears both as leader and soloist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, among the "10 best recording of 2014". The motivation was: "Mozart’s clarinet Concerto in an outstanding, sonorous presentation which in addition illuminates the imperative compositional development of the 3 movements in an exemplary way." Fono Forum, Ingo Harden, December 2014


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

The Times

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