Fröst 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
, 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. Read more >
"Vinterfest med Fröst”
A music documentary about Vinterfest, the festival where Martin is the Artistic Director. Enjoy!
http://www.svtplay.se/video/1143142/vinterfest-med-frost Read more >
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.
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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
Martin Fröst on eclassical www.eclassical.com
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DANCES TO A BLACK PIPE, CONCERTO DISC OF THE YEAR BY ICMA!
Martin Fröst and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, whose imaginative disc Dances to a Black Pipe has been named Concerto Disc of the year by the International Classical Music Awards, ICMA. The programme of the disc takes in composers as diverse as Copland, Brahms, Piazzolla and Anders Hillborg – a wide-ranging selection of works which are all related to dance. Fröst chose to record these pieces with the incomparable Australian Chamber Orchestra, described by the Washington Post as combining 'the energy and vibe of a rock band with the ability of a crack classical chamber group.'
The ICMA awards ceremony will be held in Milan, Italy, on 18 March, an event which also includes a gala concert broadcast through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU Read more >
FRÖST MESMERIZES THE AUDIENCE OF SALZBURGER GROSSE FESTSPEILHAUSE
Martin Fröst gave 3 sold out performances in the Grosse Festspielhaus in Salzburg together with Andrew Manzie and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. The two performances of Mozart´s Clarinet Concerto and one of Rolf Martinsson´s Concert Fantastique were all received with enthusiasm and standing ovations by the mesmerized audience and when the wild acclaim after the klezmer encores was rewarded with a heart rendering of the first Prelude by Bach,
Salzburger Nachrichtens Karl Harb wrote:
“In his interaction with the orchestra, Fröst seems to be physically present in each phrase. His somewhat cool interpretation is however built up and blown in exquisite beauty, clear, soulful and supplied with fine dynamic facets.”
Martin Fröst showed that he can break loose in a charming kletzmer encore. There his instrument became a character role and one could imagine why the Swedish clarinettist is treasured not only as a brilliant dialogue partner in chamber music by the most famous colleagues but also as commissioner of new works. As an ambassador for new Swedish music, his virtuosity makes almost anything possible. He fills it with clear attack, a caressing, blossoming tone which fades away into almost soundless piano which is also joyful and brightly attacking and with a playing technique of seemingly endless bravura.
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Genuinly musical! Von Otter and Fröst shine and entertain.
Martin opens the 2013 with a festive and brilliant 12th Night Gala Concert in Stockholm´s Berwald Hall, together with Anne Sofie von Otter and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Two sold out houses with an enthusiastic audience enjoyed the colourful programme which the critic of the DN newspaper, Johanna Paulsson described as follows:
"Genuinly musical! Von Otter and Fröst shine and entertain."
“Just like the other Swedish world class soloist of the evening, clarinettist Martin Fröst, (who also turns out to be an excellent conferencier) ..has the ability to both impress and entertain without a lot of fuss. And even if Martin Fröst now appoints himself as the evenings “opening artist” he is of course far from “the cowboy who rides alongside”. Rather the obvious shining star, whether he invites to kletzmer dancing or transforms the Radio Symphony Orchestra led by the dynamic Enrique Mazzola into a jazzy Big Band in the short but effective clarinet concerto by Artie Shaw” Read more >
Martin Fröst awarded the first place on the Opus Music Magazine´s list
Vinterfest in The Guardian
See and hear Martin live on Medici.tv!
MARTI N FRÖST DOUBLY RECOGNIZED – RECIPIENT OF TWO PRESTIGEOUS SWEDISH AWARDS
FRÖST GIVES WORLD PREMIERE AT CONCERTGEBOUW AMSTERDAM
DEBUT AT THE NEW YORK MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL IN AVERY FISHER HALL
MARTIN FRÖST CAPTIVATES AUDIENCES AT OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mozart in Vienna
"THE AUDIENCE WAS IMMEDIATELY ON THEIR FEET FOR A STANDING OVATION"
FRÖST PERFORMS WITH LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
THE CLARINET TURNS CARTWHEELS
FRÖST IN HAMBURG
ROYAL DISTINCTION BESTOWED ON MARTIN FRÖST
“Fröst led the work into new dimensions, showing a mix of playfulness and intellectual depth. “
Mozart in Vienna
Martin Fröst from Verbier on Swedish TV
UK première of Concert Fantastique
Fröst begins European tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra,
GRAMOPHONE`S MONTHLY SEARCH FOR THE BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE AROUND THE WORLD
DANCE TO BLACK PIPE NO 1 ON SALES LISTS
DANCES TO A BLACK PIPE: UPCOMMING RELEASE
MOZART/DUDAMEL/GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
FRÖST AND VIENNA SYMPHONY
Fröst takes Cincinnati by storm under the baton of Paavo Järvi
Fröst and Dudamel in a Breathtaking performance of Nielsen Clarinetconcerto
Marting Frösts concludes unique residency season in the Philharmonie in Cologne
“TO EXTREMES OF MOOD-“ Triumph with Minnesota Orchestra
MARTIN FRÖST IN THE USA
Martin Fröst´s 6th Vinterfest Festival surpassed all expectations!
Martin Fröst gives first performance with Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä
““The audience whistled and drummed like in a rock palace. Fröst´s project enchanted, not only the friends of classical music.”
Martin Fröst embarks on major playing/conducting projects
See and hear Martin Fröst play Nielsen´s Clarinet Conceto in the Concertgebouw and enjoy the encores and the live interview on
MARTIN FRÖST PRAISED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR HIS RENDERING OF THE COPLAND CONCERTO.
Success in London´s Wigmore Hall
Martin Fröst begins his four concert residency at Kölner Philharmonie.
GREAT NEWS FOR THE WORLD`S CLARINET STUDENTS
PAGANINI DER KLARINETTISTEN DES 21 JAHRHUNDERT
Brilliant addition to the Clarinet repertoire: Rolf Martinsson´s new Clarinet Concerto for Martin Fröst
BBC Music Magazine makes Martin Fröst´s Flight of the Bumblebee from his latest DC their Free Offer of the week
Martin Fröst Playing and Conducting Mozart in Verbier
Martin Fröst hypnothizes an audience of 30.000 people
The Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival increases its ticket sales with 20% during Fröst´s artistic leadership
Flight of the Bumblebee from Martins latest CD their Free Offer of the week
Martin Fröst conducts and plays with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.
Martin Fröst´s performance spellbinds the audience at the Gala Concert for the Swedish Royal Wedding
Martin Fröst old YouTube version of flight of the Bumblebee has had over 170.000 viewings in less than a week
Outstanding Success for Fröst in Wigmore Hall 2010/03
Martin returned to the Vienna Symphony this time in the Konzerthaus 2010/03
Vinterfest 5th Anniversary manifests the success of Martin Fröst´s artistic leadership
Martin Fröst takes on the artistic management of the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival!
Innovative wizardry rewarded
‘Picking up the Baton’.
Martin´s future packed with top level orchestras and exiting projects.
Beyond All Clarinet History in Munic
As was it a macic wand
2008 ends with prestigious nominations for Martin Fröst!
Martin Fröst has been nominated for Swedish Grammy
The culmination of two tours
The Hamburg critics review Martin for his conducting
Fröst on tour with Jerusalem Quartet
Fröst enthralls Proms audience for the second time this year
Martin Fröst triumphs in the Royal Albert Hall
Fröst praised for performance of Peackock Tales.
Classicstoday.com´s Best of the year
The Royal Swedish Academy of Music
New selling triumphs for Fröst
Review highlights from the tour in the US with Mitsuko Uchida
Sensational final of Martin Fröst´s residency in Stockholm concert house
Highlights of the spring
Martin Fröst´s outstanding success playing Mozart at the Salzburg Festival
Fröst receives rave reviews for his first composition at Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Martin Fröst in Hamburg
”The Swede revealed himself as a sound magician…the hall was raving and the orchestra was at Fröst´s feet!
“the borderline between text and music is completely erased”
Highlights of the 2007
Martin Fröst Receives Cultural Award
Recording triumph for Fröst
At last, a modern Nielsen to lead the field
Martin Fröst has been nominated to the Cultural Award of Dagens Nyheter
Huge Success For Vinterfest
“Vinterfest“ Chamber Music Festival 2007
"The Soloist who invents music with every breath"
"The public rose. The public cheered like a thunderstorm and wouldn’t let Martin Fröst leave the stage"
Concertgebouw commissions Fröst to compose
Standing Room only at the Wigmore Hall
BBC Gives Highest Honour for Mozart’s “Sunny liveliness“
“Glimmering Soloist“ – Mozart with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Icons. Gramophone Magazine’s tribute to Martin Fröst’s talent
Schumann at Home
Triumph Debut at Verbier Festival
Overwhelming success for Aho concerto in London
A performer for our time - Fröst impresses with his versatility and vision in Copenhagen
Martin Fröst announced as Artistic Director of Sweden`s Vinterfest
Top 10 marks for Brahms CD
Authentic Mozart-- Martin Fröst singled out by leading early music specialists
Peackcock Tales continues to ruffle feathers
Spanish Anniversary Campaign Achieves Record Sales For Fröst Recording
Martin Fröst Premieres new Clarinet Concerto By Kalevi Aho
“Voices and Wings” – new programme unveiled in Hamburg
Discovering Brahms - New Recording on BIS
Inspired Fröst performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Spring in Norway: Martin Fröst is Musician in Residence at the 2005 Berg
“No Strings Attached” unleashed on Gothenburg
Frösts Mozart recording ranks as the best recording ever made
Nordic Souls Working Together - Martin Fröst and Kalevi Aho
What the Critics Said in 2004
A Year Gone By
Martin Fröst winner of prestigeous award