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Martin Fröst
Clarinet


Svensk Konsertdirektion AB is proud to manage Martin Fröst in Scandinavia.

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Biography

 

In May 2014 Martin Fröst received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, one of the world’s highest musical honours. Fröst is the first clarinettist to be given the award and joins a prestigious list of previous recipients which includes Igor Stravinsky, Daniel Barenboim and Simon Rattle.

Highlights of the 2014/15 season include debuts with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Herbert Blomstedt), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Neeme Järvi) and Houston Symphony (Andrés Orozco- Estrada). Fröst also returns to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Thomas Søndergård) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Louis Langrée), where he is Artist in Residence.

This season, Fröst is Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Gothenburg Symphony, and London’s Wigmore Hall.Further ahead, he will be Artist in Residence for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras. 

Upcoming tours include Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Riccardo Chailly), Camerata Salzburg (Louis Langrée) and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Fröst also undertakes tours to the US with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and to Spain with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard). 

Martin Fröst additionally works as a conductor in association with the Norrköping Symphony and with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, with whom he features in a weekend-residence at the CAL performances in Berkeley, California. Last season he also had his US conducting debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Martin Fröst has an extensive discography. His two most recent releases on BIS are an all-Mozart CD (which features the Clarinet Concerto, in which he directs The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Kegelstatt Trio with Leif Ove Andsnes and Antoine Tamestit) and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet (where he reunites with Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Maxim Rysanov and Torleif Thedéen). 

High points of his 2013/14 season included debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Xian Zhang), Orchestre National de France (David Zinman), National Symphony Orchestra Washington (Osmo Vänskä) and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

2015 marks the 10th season of Vinterfest in Mora, Sweden, of which Martin Fröst is Artistic Director.  He is also Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway.

 


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Svensk biografi

 

Martin Fröst räknas som en av världens främsta blåsare. Han spelar regelbundet med orkestrar som Concertgebouworkestern Amsterdam, Gewandhausorkestern Leipzig, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestre National de France, Wiener Symphoniker, NHK Tokyo, Washingtons National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic och New York Philharmonic och dirigerar bl.a. Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Academy of St Martin in the Fields och Kungliga Filharmonikerna i Stockholm.

Tonsättare som Krzysztof Penderecki, Anders Hillborg, Kalevi Aho, Rolf Martinsson och Bent Sörensen har skrivit klarinettkonserter för Martin Fröst.

Martin Fröst spelar också kammarmusik på världens främsta musikscener och festivaler tillsammans många av vår tids främsta instrumentalsolister. Martin Fröst är konstnärlig ledare för Vinterfest i Dalarna och Stavanger Internationella Kammarmusikfestival.

2014 tildelades Martin Fröst Léonie Sonnings musikpris.


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Repertoire list

 

Aho Clarinet Concerto
Arnold Concerto
Boulez Domaines
Brahms/Berio Op 120
Busoni/Ferruccio Concertino
Copland Concerto for Clar and strings
Corigliano Concerto
Crusell Concerto, B-major op 11
Crusell Concerto f minor
Crusell Introduction, Theme, Variations
Danzi Fantasie over"La ci darem la mano"
Debussy Premiére Rhapsodie
Fernström Concerto op 30
Finzi Concerto for Clar and strings
Frumerie Concerto
Hillborg Concerto for Cl and orchestra 33
Hiller Chagall Zyklus
Hindemith Clarinet Concerto
Holmboe Concerto
Larsson Concertino op 45 No 3
Lovreglio/Forsell Fantasia de Concerto
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Lyne Concerto
Maros Concerto
Messager Solo de concours
Mozart Concerto, A-major K 622
Nielsen Concerto op 57
Penderecki Sinfonietta No 2
Rouse Clarinet Concerto
Rehnqvist On a distant shore
Rossini Introduction,Theme&Variations 12
Sandström, J Soft Music (Strings and Percussion)
Sandström, S-D Clarinet Concerto
Shaw Clarinet Concerto
Spohr Concerto Concerto No 1
Spohr Concerto No 2
Stamitz, C Concerto
Stamitz, J Concerto
Wallin Clarinet Concerto
Weber Concert in f-minor op 73
Weber Concertino op 26
Weber Concerto in Eb-major op 74


Preferred repertoir:

Mozart Concerto in a kv 622
Weber Op 73 f-minor,
Copland Concerto
Hillborg Concerto
Nielsen Concerto
Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations, 11 min
Debussy ”Première Rhapsodie” 10 min
Penderecki Sinfonietta No 2( for Cl and Strings) 14 min
Hillborg Concerto (Versions for Strings) 20 min
Weber Clarinet Quintet (Version for strings) 23 min


Good combinations:

Copland Concerto, Hillborg millenium version
Hillborg millenium version,Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations
Copland Concerto, Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations
Debussy ”Première Rhapsodie” 10 min, Rossini Introduktion, Theme with variations,
Mozart Concerto in a kv 622, Hillborg millenium version
 

Weber Op 73 f-minor, Hillborg millenium version
Lutoslawski Dans Preludes (for Clarinet and Strings), Penderecki Sinfonietta no 2( for
Cl and Strings)
Lutoslawski Dans Preludes, Hillborg millenium version
Weber Concerto string arr, Hillborg Concerto (Versions for strings)



 


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Video

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 13 Andantino grazioso - Vivace (arranged by Göran Fröst). Martin Fröst and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra. Martin Fröst and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Mozart - Martin Fröst

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 1

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 2

Martin Fröst, Mozart Clarinet Concerto part 3

Martin Fröst encores at classicLive

Martin Fröst: Dances to a Black Pipe

Martin Fröst plays Klezmer dances by Göran Fröst with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra


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Online Resources

Martin Fröst website

GSOplay: Copland Clarinet Concerto – Fröst / Altinoglu

Martin Fröst on Facebook

CD-revyn i P2 sätter betyg på Martin Frösts Mozart

OM DOLLHOUSE: Intervju på P1 Studio Ett

OM DOLLHOUSE: Intervju på SVT Gomorron - Premiär i höst för

Watch DOLLHOUSE on KonserthusetPlay!


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