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Finally! It´s now announced that the premieres of Rolf Wallin´s new double concerto for solo percussion, solo cello and orchestra will take place in January 2021.
It will be performed by the Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaime Martin and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra led by Peter Szilvay. Both orchestras have also commissioned the new concerto.
HKKS will be joined by German cellist Tanja Tetzlaff. Tanja and Hans-Kristian have a long-standing musical relationship playing concerts together for over 2 decades.
The new version of Das war schòn! has added the solo cello part to the percussion part and made this masterpiece even more telling and dimensional.
Lament for solo percussion, choir and electronics composed by Lars Petter Hagen is released on BIS.
Lament was commissioned by Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen in 2015 and is now recorded and released with The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir conducted by Grete Pedersen.
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Arts Council Norway has given Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen the Norwegian State Grant for established artists.
This is given as a recognition for HKKS´ achievements as a soloist, chamber musician and producer.
This grant gives HKKS the opportunity to continue his work with commissioning concertos and chamber music.
And to explore new possibilities to express himself as a musician.
The grant is given for 10 years and can be prolonged with another 10 more years.