Highlights in the coming months: 13 October PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS – PARIS 23 October BARBICAN CENTRE – LONDON Gewandhaus Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major K622 31 October & 2 November HET CONCERTGEBOUW – AMSTERDAM Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest /Joshua Weilerstein Nielsen: Concerto for Clarinet, Op.57 11 & 12 November ORDWAY CONCERT HALL – ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 16 November TAIPEI, CHINA 18 November SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE 19 November JAKARTA, INDONESIA St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major K622 3 & 5 December STOCKHOLM CONCERT HALL Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Genesis Project WORLD PREMIERE Following a summer of high profile appearances which included concerts at the Verbier and Baltic Sea Festivals, Martin Fröst gears up for the start of the new season which launched on October 8 in Vienna together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly. Performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at the Musikverein, the tour proceeds to the Paris Philharmonie and London Barbican following which Martin joins the Netherlands Philharmonic and Joshua Weilerstein for two performances of the Nielsen Clarinet concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As Artistic Partner with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, he travels to the States in November and joins the ensemble on tour in China, Singapore and Indonesia. December sees Martin return to the stage in Stockholm for the world premiere performance of Genesis together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic on 3 and 5 December. Photo: Mats Bäcker
From 27 to 30 August 2015 Martin Fröst returns to Leipzig for a series of concerts with the Gewandhausorchester, before touring with them in October to Vienna (8), Paris (13) and London (23). Fröst performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto under the baton of Riccardo Chailly and the programme also features Strauss’ Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche. Photo: Nikolaj Lund
After 6 years Martin Fröst has now concluded his last festival season as artistic leader of the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger. Looking back on this years festival and the ones before, Martin is extremely happy and thankful for being given the opportunity to work with this wonderful festival and he would like to thank everyone involved – the artists, organizers, volunteers and audience – for their collaboration in making the festival a great success! To take a look at photos of the 2015 festival by festival photographer Nikolaj Lund click here. http://icmf.no/en/ Photo: Nikolaj Lund
Martin Fröst's recording of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet & 6 Songs is nominated for a Gramophone Award in the Chamber Category. The awards ceremony will take place in London on September 17th 2015. To read the original 2014 Gramophone review for the Brahms recording by Nalen Anthoni click here.
Martin Fröst’s concert schedule for the 2015/16 season is now online. Among the highlights are concerts like Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly in Vienna, Paris and London, Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet with Gábor Takács-Nagy at the Verbier Festival, Nielsen’s Concerto for Clarinet with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano in Gothenburg and Stockholm as well as the World Premier of the Genesis Project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on December 3rd 2015. Click here to view the full concert schedule.
Martin Fröst returns to Camerata Salzburg to perform Weber’s Clarinet Concerto under Louis Langrée for a series of concerts at both the Mozarteum Salzburg (29 and 31 May) and the Wiener Konzerthaus (8 and 9 June). Last week marked the closing of Fröst’s 2014/15 season residency at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, where he performed a chamber concert featuring works by Mozart, Schumann and Kurtág with Maxim Rysanov and Roland Pöntinen. Fröst and Pöntinen also worked with Director Jorinde Keesmaat, performing two concerts as part of the Concertgebouw’s Tracks series.
On April 15th 2015 Martin Fröst will feature in the music programme “Camillas klassiska” (Camilla’s classics) on Swedish National Television. In the first episodes the host of the show, Camilla Lundberg, meets Martin Fröst in London where he is working on Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Academy St. Martin in the Fields. The programme airs on April 15th, 20:30 on SVT2. Foto: SVT
In the 2015/16 season Martin Fröst enters a 3 year partnership with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic as conductor, soloist and creator in 2-3 productions per season. This will include the launch of a new project, Genesis, exploring the source and development of classical music and featuring major traditional repertoire as well as looking at new ways of presenting classical music. In addition to these concerts a new CD with Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic will be released on Sony Classical in December 2015.
Martin Fröst’s recording of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (with Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Peter Oundjian) and Quintet (with Vertavo Quartet) on BIS Records has passed the 250'000 mark in sales, making it the best-selling BIS production ever.
From Schubert to Widmann to Mick Jagger – Martin talks about his musical tastes on and off the concert platform. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/02/facing-the-music-martin-frost Photo: Nikolaj Lund