The album Lament won the Norwegian Grammy!

The album Lament has won the Norwegian Grammy “Spellemannsprisen” in the contemporary category!

The concerto for solo percussion and choir “Lament” was commissioned by Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen in 2015 by composer Lars Petter Hagen and is recorded and released on BIS Records with The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir conducted by Grete Pedersen.

The other two pieces on the album are composed by Nils Henrik Asheim and Arne Nordheim.  Ensemble Allegria and percussionists Terje Viken and Daniel Paulsen are also contributing to the two latter works.

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Rolf Wallin – Double Concerto

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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.