The performer Martin Fröst has not only established himself as one of the major clarinettists of our time, he has also ventured into his own way of programming music on stage – challenging the conservative notion of performance presentation. With these new ideas about how to combine movement in music, he is creating new artistic forms within the realm of traditional music.
His first step in this direction took place when he created the playing, dancing and acting main role in Wilfred Hiller and Michael Ende´s opera “Der Rattenfänger”. He performed this role in several German opera houses which resulted in his nomination as Interpreter of the Year by “Opernwelt” 1995/96.
Since then, Martin Fröst has, on average, developed one project each season which challenges conservative performance codes and has given him the opportunity to work with similarly minded choreographers, light engineers and directors.