Martin  Stauning

Martin Stauning

(1982-)

Martin Stauning writes intense and evocative music. His works always have an immediate and sensuous quality demonstrating Stauning's distinctive, personal, lyrical expression.

His works are often characterized by a duality. He frequently explores the tremendously dramatic and intense expression with large volume and clear form, immediately engaging and challenging the listener. And he manages to turn that expression around, gradually dissolving the structure so that the music practically seeks within itself in a quiet dream world of beautiful soundscapes.

His works have been performed by orchestras and ensembles such as The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Modern Academy, Mivos Quartet, Athelas Sinfonietta, Ensemble Storstrøm, SCENATET, Cikada String Quartet, Neo Quartet and Nordic String Quartet.

Originally educated and worked as a dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Martin Stauning is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music and a pupil of Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sørensen and Niels Rosing-Schow. Martin has also served as the chairman of UNM Denmark, the Danish branch of the pan-Nordic annual festival for young sound artists, Young Nordic Music.

Martin Stauning is the recipient of the H.C. Lumbye / Agerby Grant 2018, The Carl Prize 2017, Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2016, Axel Borup-Jørgensen Composer Prize 2015. Martin also received a grant from the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant, Margrethe Axelsson's Grant, Robert Russel's Memorial Grant and an artists residency from Dansk Tennis Fond and Danish-American National Cultural Exchange (dance).

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Interview Seismograf 29.09.2016
Review Debut Concert Politiken 07.10.2016
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  1. After the Party a Feather Floats Beneath the Ceiling

    2020 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  2. Somniloquy II

    2019 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

  3. Stèle à Six Faces

    2019 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  4. Irrenschein

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  5. 3 Barcarolles

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  6. 3 Authoritarian Anthems

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  7. Liminality

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    Orchestra

  8. Verdorrte Räume (vers. 2017)

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

  9. Quintet

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  10. Somniloquy I

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

  11. Schattenkinder

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  12. Listetrappe

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Educational Music

  13. Spøgelsessangen

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Educational Music

  14. Six Charicatures

    2009 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

  15. Îles en Mer d'Argent

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  16. Burlesque

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Orchestra

  17. Nebenschein

    2013 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  18. First Against the Wall

    2012 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  19. Welkende Schalen

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  20. Atmende Steine

    2012 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

  21. Coppélia

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

  22. Verdorrte Räume

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

  23. Where We Are There Is No Here

    2014 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments




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  1. Martin Stauning Harp Concerto online

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    Martin Stauning Harp Concerto online

  2. World premieres at SPOR festival

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    World premieres at SPOR festival

  3. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  1. Digital Concert Series

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    Digital Concert Series

  2. Premieres and performances · KLANG festival

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    Premieres and performances · KLANG festival

  3. World Premiere · Martin Stauning · Gestures

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    World Premiere · Martin Stauning · Gestures

  4. World Premiere · Martin Stauning ·  After the Party a Feather Floats Beneath the Ceiling

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    World Premiere · Martin Stauning · After the Party a Feather Floats Beneath the Ceiling

  5. Carl Prize for Steen-Andersen and Stauning

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    Carl Prize for Steen-Andersen and Stauning

  6. Edition·S works on The Danish Arts Foundation's playlist of recommended works

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    Edition·S works on The Danish Arts Foundation's playlist of recommended works

  7. Composers nominated for Carl Prisen 2020

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    Composers nominated for Carl Prisen 2020

  8. Martin Stauning essay: “I kiss catastrophes”

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    Martin Stauning essay: “I kiss catastrophes”

  9. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  10. RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

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    RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

  11. Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

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    Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

  12. KLANG 2019

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    KLANG 2019

  13. Save 25% on all solo pieces

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    Save 25% on all solo pieces

  14. Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

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    Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

  15. Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

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    Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

  16. Premiere of Mette Nielsen and Martin Stauning trios

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    Premiere of Mette Nielsen and Martin Stauning trios

  17. Premiere of Stauning trio in Odense

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    Premiere of Stauning trio in Odense

  18. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  19. Great reviews of Stauning's 'Liminality'

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    Great reviews of Stauning's 'Liminality'

  20. Martin Stauning receives the H.C. Lumbye / Agerby grant

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    Martin Stauning receives the H.C. Lumbye / Agerby grant

  21. Interview: New orchestra work by Martin Stauning

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    Interview: New orchestra work by Martin Stauning

  22. Martin Stauning piece kicks off new 4’33 Phil season

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    Martin Stauning piece kicks off new 4’33 Phil season

  23. Ensemble Modern Academy revisits Martin Stauning

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    Ensemble Modern Academy revisits Martin Stauning

  24. Sunday is the night of shadows and new piano quartets

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    Sunday is the night of shadows and new piano quartets

  25. Danish Arts Foundation grants for Edition·S composers

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    Danish Arts Foundation grants for Edition·S composers

  26. Carl Prize for Martin Stauning

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    Carl Prize for Martin Stauning

  27. Carl Prize nominations for BEINTA and Stauning

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    Carl Prize nominations for BEINTA and Stauning

  28. Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

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    Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

  29. Edition·S composers nominated for ISCM World New Music Days

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    Edition·S composers nominated for ISCM World New Music Days

  30. New composer portraits

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    New composer portraits

  31. Review of Martin Stauning debut

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    Review of Martin Stauning debut

  32. Martin Stauning Debut

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    Martin Stauning Debut

  33. Edition·S pieces at Nordic Music Days

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    Edition·S pieces at Nordic Music Days

  34. Martin Stauning performs Interventions at The Royal Danish Theatre

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    Martin Stauning performs Interventions at The Royal Danish Theatre

  35. Edition·S composers portray Copenhagen Phil musicians

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    Edition·S composers portray Copenhagen Phil musicians

  36. Enigmatic premiere and more at Suså

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    Enigmatic premiere and more at Suså

  37. World Premiere of Martin Stauning piece

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    World Premiere of Martin Stauning piece

  38. Edition·S composers receive Carl Nielsen Grant

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    Edition·S composers receive Carl Nielsen Grant

  39. Bagpipe, avant-garde for children and more at KLANG

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    Bagpipe, avant-garde for children and more at KLANG

  40. Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

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    Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

  41. KLANG announces festival programme

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    KLANG announces festival programme

  42. Martin Stauning selected for The International Rostrum of Composers

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    Martin Stauning selected for The International Rostrum of Composers

  43. PULSAR concerts praised by critics

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    PULSAR concerts praised by critics

  44. Congratulations, once again, to Martin Stauning

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    Congratulations, once again, to Martin Stauning

  45. Martin Stauning awarded

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    Martin Stauning awarded

  46. Danish Music in St Petersburg

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    Danish Music in St Petersburg

  47. Piece by Martin Stauning on...

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    Piece by Martin Stauning on...

  48. Hindsgavl Festival Is Coming Up

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    Hindsgavl Festival Is Coming Up

  49. KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

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    KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

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