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Per Nørgård

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

...boundless Danish ingenuity. Presently the world's greatest composer - Thomas Roth, Opus


...characteristic, neither friendly nor complaisant, but vivacious, sparkling and obtrusive. That is the sound of Per Nørgård's latest symphony - Valdemar Lønsted, Information


...he has a reach as large as any composer now living - Ivan Hewett, Telegraph


......supposedly Nørgård must feel a tranquillant gratification similar to how Haydn felt, when at approximately the same age he was hailed from far and wide as the world's greatest artist of tones - Valdemar Lønsted, Information
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2014 awarded the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize at the New York Philharmonic
  • 2012 Symphony No. 8 commissioned and premiered by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 portrayed in Martin Verdet’s music documentary Timeless Harvest
  • 2006 awarded the Wihuri Sibelius Prize
  • 1996 Concerto in Due Tempi premiered at The Léonie Sonning Music Prize award ceremony
  • 1996 awarded The Léonie Sonning Music Prize
  • 1986 Remembering Child commissioned and premiered by Pinchas Zukerman and SPCO
  • 1975-82 Chairman of Danish Composers' Society
  • 1974 awarded The Nordic Council Music Prize
  • 1969 and 2002 awarded the Carl Nielsen Prize
  • 1965-95 teacher and (from 1987) professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus
  • 1952-57 studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and with Nadia Boulanger





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