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2014: Bent Sørensen

Bent Sørensen studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark.

Photo: Lars Skaaning
Photo: Lars Skaaning

Bent Sørensen studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Even as a self-taught 24-year-old he attracted attention at the Esbjerg Ensemble composing workshop in 1982. At that time he was inspired by folk music, but after he received tuition in composition from Ib Nørholm and Per Nørgård his music moved in other directions. Bent Sørensen’s breakthrough came in 1984 with the work Alman. His works range from pieces for small ensembles to major orchestral works and include operas, including Under the Sky, which was performed at the Royal Danish Opera in 2004. He received the 1995 Nordic Council Music Prize for his Violin Concerto Sterbende Gärten, and in 1999 he was awarded the Wilhelm Hansen composition prize. Bent Sørensen was composer-in-residence at the 2007 Bergen International Festival, and his work Sounds Like You had its world premiere in Grieghallen at the opening of the 2009 Bergen International Festival.



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