Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 20.-26. SEPTEMBER 2021


Festival Composer

Publisert: 17/03/2020

The Trondheim Chamber Music Festival proudly presents Mark Simpson as Festival Composer 2020. The young Brit emerged as a prodigious musical talent when he became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions in 2006, 18 years old.

Read our interview with Mark Simpson here.

Since 1999 the festival has yearly presented a living composer. Our goal is to play as broad a spectre of the composer’s music as possible throughout the week and at the same time include and inspire the local music life. We believe that the barrier to new music is reduced when you meet a living composer who also can explain his or her own work. We are very proud to have had the following composers at the festival;

James MacMillan (1999)
Jon Balke (2001) (also commissioned work)
Luciano Berio (2002)
Steve Reich (2003)
Sofia Gubaidulina (2004) (also commissioned work)
Thomas Adès (2005)
Magnus Lindberg (2006)
George Crumb (2007)
Rolf Wallin (2008)
Osvaldo Golijov (2009)
HK Gruber (2010)
Brett Dean (2011)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (2012)
Lera Auerbach (2013)
Kaija Saariaho (2014)
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (2015)
Bent Sørensen (2016)
Sally Beamish (2017)
Michel van der Aa (2018)
Lasse Thoresen (2019)