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Bjarke Mogensen

World premiere
Past events:

​Aladdin, Peer Gynt, Moby Dick and Captain Nemo from a Danish accordion virtuoso. 

Bjarke Mogensen is one of Scandinavia's most active soloists. This highly varied concert programme reflects the impressive breadth of his repertoire. 

Nordic sound is the essence, found in works by Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Per Nørgård (celebrating 90 years in 2022), Bjarke Mogensen himself and the Danish singer/composer Pernille Sejlund. 

Mogensen's continual collaboration with eminent composers often results in world premieres of works for solo accordion dedicated to him. 

In Grieg's villa he premieres the solo version of Sejlund's Moby Dick, a composition inspired by Herman Melville's novel and the progrock band Mastodon. He also premieres the solo version of Marilyn Mazur's Det lille elektriske værk (The little electric work) and Wolf Echo, a work written for him by the Grammy-nominated composer Poul Ruders. 

'This exceedingly modest multitalent increasingly resembles a King Midas of Danish music. When he touches something, it turns to gold.' – BERLINGSKE TIDENDE

Photo: Nikolaj Lund


​​Performance programme (pdf)

Photo: Nikolaj Lund



​1 h 10 min


Standard: 580
Senior: 522
Under 30/student: 190 
FiB Fordel until 13 April: 406
FiB Fordel from 14 April: 464
BT Fordel: 435


    • Bjarke Mogensen accordion

Music by

    • Nørgård
    • Mazur
    • Tsjajkovskij
    • Mogensen
    • Shamo
    • Nielsen
    • Grieg
    • Ruders


    • Per Nørgård (1932–)
      Introduzione e Toccata

    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–93)
      Danse Russe from Swan Lake, op. 20:20a
      Arr.: Bjarke Mogensen

    • Marilyn Mazur (1955–)
      Kosmos, Norwegian premier
      Det lille elektriske værk (The little electric work), world premiere of solo version

    • Per Nørgård (1932–)
      Toccata Libra

    • Bjarke Mogensen (1985–)
      Fantasy on a Bornholm Folk Song

    • Igor Shamo (1925–1982)
      Morning in the Forest

    • Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)
      2 movements from Aladdin, op. 34
      arr.: Bjarke Mogensen

    • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
      3 movements from the Peer Gynt Suites, op. 23 & 46
      Arr.: Bjarke Mogensen

    • Pernille Sejlund (1979–)
      Moby Dick, world premiere of solo version

    • Poul Ruders (1949–) 
      from Captain Nemo´s Organ
      Wolf Echo, world premiere
      Dream Catcher, arr.: Bjarke Mogensen

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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