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 Carl Prize 2020, 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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Articles and reviews
Interview Seismograf 29.09.2016
Review Debut Concert Politiken 07.10.2016
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  1. i corridoi oscuri

    2022 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    18 minutes

    Clarinet, cello & piano

  2. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

    2020 • Martin Stauning

    Orchestra

    27 minutes

    3(picc).3(eh).3(bcl).3/4.3.3/2perc.timp.pno./harp solo/8.8.8.8.8.8

  3. After the Party a Feather Floats Beneath the Ceiling

    2020 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

    18 minutes

    Flute, clarinet, 2 percussionists, viola, cello and harp

  4. Somniloquy II

    2019 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

    8 minutes

    Solo pianist (and their voice)

  5. Stèle à Six Faces

    2019 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    15 minutes

    Violin, clarinet in Bb, cello, and piano

  6. Irrenschein

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Recorder and accordion

  7. 3 Barcarolles

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    16 minutes

    Violin, viola & piano

  8. 3 Authoritarian Anthems

    2018 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    15 minutes

    Flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute), cello & piano

  9. Liminality

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    Orchestra

    18 minutes

    3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp/3 perc/pno/clst/arp/16.14.12.10.8

  10. Verdorrte Räume (vers. 2017)

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

    10 minutes

    2.2.2.1/1.1.0.0/2.2.2.2.1

  11. Quintet

    2017 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    7 minutes

    2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

  12. Somniloquy I

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

    4:33 minutes

    Bassoon solo

  13. Schattenkinder

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Violin, viola, violoncello & piano

  14. Listetrappe

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Educational Music

    2:30 minutes

    Violin solo

  15. Spøgelsessangen

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Educational Music

    2:40 minutes

    Piano solo

  16. Six Charicatures

    2009 • Martin Stauning

    Solo

    5:30 minutes

    Piano solo

  17. Îles en Mer d'Argent

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    15 minutes

    Flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, piano, violin, viola & cello

  18. Burlesque

    2016 • Martin Stauning

    Orchestra

    10 minutes

    3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/3 perc/arp/cel/16.14.12.10.8

  19. Nebenschein

    2013 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    6 minutes

    Accordion and cello

  20. First Against the Wall

    2012 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Piano, violin & cello

  21. Welkende Schalen

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    9 minutes

    String quartet

  22. Atmende Steine

    2012 • Martin Stauning

    2-6 Instruments

    9 minutes

    String quartet

  23. Coppélia

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

    6 minutes

    Solo soprano and 3 cymbals

  24. Verdorrte Räume

    2015 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

    10 minutes

    1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/1.1.1.1.0

  25. Where We Are There Is No Here

    2014 • Martin Stauning

    7+ Instruments

    9 minutes

    Accordion solo & string quartet




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  1. Martin Stauning 40 years today

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    Martin Stauning 40 years today

  2. Edition·S at KLANG Festival

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    Edition·S at KLANG Festival

  3. Work Grants from the Danish Arts Foundation

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    Work Grants from the Danish Arts Foundation

  1. Gísladóttir & Stauning nominated for Carl Prisen 2022

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    Gísladóttir & Stauning nominated for Carl Prisen 2022

  2. Martin Stauning World Premiere

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    Martin Stauning World Premiere

  3. Upcoming performances 2022

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    Upcoming performances 2022

  4. Martin Stauning Harp Concerto online

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    Martin Stauning Harp Concerto online

  5. World premieres at SPOR festival

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    World premieres at SPOR festival

  6. World Premiere · Martin Stauning: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

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    World Premiere · Martin Stauning: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

  7. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

    nominations / awards

    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  8. Digital Concert Series

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    Digital Concert Series

  9. Premieres and performances · KLANG festival

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    Premieres and performances · KLANG festival

  10. World Premiere · Martin Stauning · Gestures

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    World Premiere · Martin Stauning · Gestures

  11. 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

  12. Carl Prize for Steen-Andersen and Stauning

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    Carl Prize for Steen-Andersen and Stauning

  13. 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

  14. Composers nominated for Carl Prisen 2020

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    Composers nominated for Carl Prisen 2020

  15. Martin Stauning essay: “I kiss catastrophes”

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    Martin Stauning essay: “I kiss catastrophes”

  16. Significant grants for Edition·S composers 2020

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    Significant grants for Edition·S composers 2020

  17. RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

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    RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

  18. Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

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    Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

  19. KLANG 2019

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    KLANG 2019

  20. Save 25% on all solo pieces

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    Save 25% on all solo pieces

  21. Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

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    Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

  22. Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

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    Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

  23. Premiere of Mette Nielsen and Martin Stauning trios

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    Premiere of Mette Nielsen and Martin Stauning trios

  24. Premiere of Stauning trio in Odense

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    Premiere of Stauning trio in Odense

  25. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  26. Great reviews of Stauning's 'Liminality'

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    Great reviews of Stauning's 'Liminality'

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

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

  28. Interview: New orchestra work by Martin Stauning

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    Interview: New orchestra work by Martin Stauning

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

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    Martin Stauning piece kicks off new 4’33 Phil season

  30. Ensemble Modern Academy revisits Martin Stauning

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    Ensemble Modern Academy revisits Martin Stauning

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

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    Sunday is the night of shadows and new piano quartets

  32. Danish Arts Foundation grants for Edition·S composers

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    Danish Arts Foundation grants for Edition·S composers

  33. Carl Prize for Martin Stauning

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    Carl Prize for Martin Stauning

  34. Carl Prize nominations for BEINTA and Stauning

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    Carl Prize nominations for BEINTA and Stauning

  35. Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

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    Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

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

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    Edition·S composers nominated for ISCM World New Music Days

  37. New composer portraits

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    New composer portraits

  38. Review of Martin Stauning debut

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    Review of Martin Stauning debut

  39. Martin Stauning Debut

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    Martin Stauning Debut

  40. Edition·S pieces at Nordic Music Days

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    Edition·S pieces at Nordic Music Days

  41. Martin Stauning performs Interventions at The Royal Danish Theatre

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    Martin Stauning performs Interventions at The Royal Danish Theatre

  42. Edition·S composers portray Copenhagen Phil musicians

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    Edition·S composers portray Copenhagen Phil musicians

  43. Enigmatic premiere and more at Suså

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    Enigmatic premiere and more at Suså

  44. World Premiere of Martin Stauning piece

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    World Premiere of Martin Stauning piece

  45. Edition·S composers receive Carl Nielsen Grant

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    Edition·S composers receive Carl Nielsen Grant

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

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    Bagpipe, avant-garde for children and more at KLANG

  47. Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

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    Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

  48. KLANG announces festival programme

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    KLANG announces festival programme

  49. Martin Stauning selected for The International Rostrum of Composers

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    Martin Stauning selected for The International Rostrum of Composers

  50. PULSAR concerts praised by critics

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    PULSAR concerts praised by critics

  51. Congratulations, once again, to Martin Stauning

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    Congratulations, once again, to Martin Stauning

  52. Martin Stauning awarded

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    Martin Stauning awarded

  53. Danish Music in St Petersburg

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    Danish Music in St Petersburg

  54. Piece by Martin Stauning on...

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    Piece by Martin Stauning on...

  55. Hindsgavl Festival Is Coming Up

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    Hindsgavl Festival Is Coming Up

  56. KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

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    KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

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Calendar

  1. February 2022
  2. 12

    February

    Martin Stauning: Irrenschein AFLYST

    time15:00

    location Odense Domkirke, Odense, Denmark

    performed by Bolette Roed & Andreas Borregaard

  1. March 2022
  2. 24

    March

    Martin Stauning: i corridoi oscuri

    time20:00

    location Frihavnskirken, København, Denmark

    performed by Københavns Klarinettrio

  1. April 2022
  2. 23

    April

    Martin Stauning: i corridoi oscuri

    time19:30

    location Allerød Koncertforening, Denmark

    performed by Københavns Klarinettrio