Steingrímur  Rohloff

Steingrímur Rohloff

(1971-)

The Icelandic-German composer Steingrímur Rohloff is one of the most prominent young Scandinavian composers, and his works have been performed in more than 25 countries worldwide. He studied in Cologne and in Paris at the Conservatoire Superieur and the IRCAM with Gérard Grisey and Marc-André Dalbavie among others; this French school of crystalline orchestral music has influenced Rohloff profoundly. Among Rohloff’s many awards is the prestigious B.A. Zimmermann Award, which he won whilst living in Germany. The jury described his music as: “of an original fantasy ... exciting melodic creativity... colourful harmonies…”

His list of works stretches from orchestral and chamber music to electro-acoustic music, and in recent years Rohloff has also produced a number of stage works. His very first music theatre work was the children's opera Story of a Mother based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. It has earned the most prestigious Danish performing arts award: Reumert. Other stage works include 4 Angles on Medea, Motion Demon, Timeshift, Babel, nominated for two Reumerts and Lysistrate. Furthermore to mention is his regular collaboration with the world-famous Ensemble Modern and festivals like Klang, Wien Modern, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klangspuren, Aldeburgh festival of music, Cresc – Frankfurt, Triennale Köln and more.

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Available Works

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  1. Concerto Grosso

    2021 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Orchestra

    25 minutes

    Horn, trumpet, trombone & tuba soloists + symphony orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp/2perc/arp/archi)

  2. Vrede mand

    2016 • Steingrímur Rohloff, Jesper Bræstrup Karlsson, Gro Dahle

    Music Drama and Stage Music

    45 minutes

    Children’s opera for mezzo-soprano, baritone, cello & percussion

  3. SCHUMANN-FRAGMENTE

    2020 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Orchestra

    20 minutes

    3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp/2perc/hrp/pno/archi + baritone and electronic sounds

  4. Die 4 Himmelsrichtungen

    2020 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    20 minutes

    Clarinet, violin, cello & piano

  5. Dark Matters

    2018 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Music Drama and Stage Music

    120 minutes

    3.2.3.3/4.3.2.1/3perc/arp/pno/clst/hpd/keyb/archi + choir & 5 characters (soprano, mezzo, young female voice, tenor, baritone)

  6. Five Songs by MEDEA

    2019 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    20 minutes

    1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/perc/1.1.1.1.0 + mezzo soprano

  7. Antarctica

    2016 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    20 minutes

    1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/2perc/pno/1.1.1.1.1

  8. Lysistrate

    2016 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Music Drama and Stage Music

    75 minutes

    6 singers, fl, ob, cl, bsn, hrn, perc, vl1, vl2, vla, vlc

  9. The Sinus Experience II

    2011 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Fl, cl, piano, perc, vl, vla, vlc

  10. Babel

    2014 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Music Drama and Stage Music

    65 minutes

    2 sopr, mezz, bar soli + 1.0.1.0/1.0.1.0/perc/arpa/0.0.1.1.1/live-elec/video

  11. Colonies

    2013 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    15 minutes

    1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/2perc/pno/synth/1.1.1.1.0 + electronics

  12. Phantasmagoria

    2013 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    15 minutes

    Solo piano + 1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1/2perc/hrp/1.0.1.1.1

  13. Der erste Mensch

    2011 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    15 minutes

    1.1.1.1/1.2.1.0/2 perc/pno/key/1.1.1.2.1

  14. Not The Trout Quintet

    2011 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Cl, perc, vn, vla, db

  15. The Sinus Experience

    2007 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Fl, cl, gui, pno, perc, vl, vlc

  16. Lingua

    2006 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Vlc, pno

  17. View Through Water

    2006 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    9 minutes

    Rec, perc

  18. Archetyp

    2006 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Db, acc

  19. Vibrancy

    2006 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    9 minutes

    fl, cl, bn, 2 perc, pno, cb

  20. Motion

    2006 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Solo

    11 minutes

    Percussion and electronics

  21. Repercussion

    2007 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    11 minutes

    Fl, rec, hrp, perc

  22. Artificial Space

    2005 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    11 minutes

    18 fl, perc

  23. May

    2004 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Fl, vlc, pno

  24. String Trio

    2004 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    14 minutes

    Violin, viola & cello

  25. Optische Täuschung

    2008 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    12 minutes

    1.0.1.1/0.1.1.0/perc/pno/key/gui/1.1.0.1.1

  26. Pont du monologue

    2003 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    8 minutes

    Sopr, gui and live electronics

  27. Pont du monologue, vers. 2

    2010 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    8 minutes

    Sopr, fl, gui, perc

  28. Cocoons

    1997 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Solo

    15 minutes

    Guitar

  29. Saxofonkoncert

    2001 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    14 minutes

    Sax solo + 1.0.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/arpa/pno/gui/archi (no vl.2)

  30. Dots, dots, dots!!!

    2001 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Alto fl, gui

  31. Ikarus

    2003 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Solo

    11 minutes

    Piano and live electronics

  32. Gravitation

    2000 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Orchestra

    10 minutes

    3.2.3.2/4.3.3.1/arpa/pno (+ cel)/3 perc/archi

  33. Archetyp II

    2007 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    ASax, acc, cb

  34. Hit Upon

    2008 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Solo

    10 minutes

    Double bass and electronics

  35. Still Not / Not Yet

    2010 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    7+ Instruments

    17 minutes

    Mezz solo + 1.0.2.0/0.0.0.0/perc/1.0.0.1.1

  36. Clarinet Concerto

    2010 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    Orchestra

    25 minutes

    Cl solo + 3.3.2.3/5.3.3.1/3 perc/arpa/pno,cel/archi

  37. Druck

    2010 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Bsn, sax, and electronics

  38. Schtagededong

    2010 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    7 minutes

    fl, pno, vl, vlc

  39. Septet

    1999 • Steingrímur Rohloff

    2-6 Instruments

    9 minutes

    Fl, cl, guit, pno, perc, vn, vlc




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News

  1. Work Grants from the Danish Arts Foundation

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    Work Grants from the Danish Arts Foundation

  2. World premiere of Rohloff's Concerto Grosso

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    World premiere of Rohloff's Concerto Grosso

  3. Steingrímur Rohloff World Premiere

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    Steingrímur Rohloff World Premiere

  1. Winther Christensen and Rohloff at Ultraschall Berlin

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    Winther Christensen and Rohloff at Ultraschall Berlin

  2. Upcoming performances 2022

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    Upcoming performances 2022

  3. Steingrímur Rohloff 50 years

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    Steingrímur Rohloff 50 years

  4. Steingrímur Rohloff selected for International Rostrum of Composers

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    Steingrímur Rohloff selected for International Rostrum of Composers

  5. Upcoming world premieres · Steingrímur Rohloff

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    Upcoming world premieres · Steingrímur Rohloff

  6. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

    nominations / awards

    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  7. Album release · Steingrimur Rohloff

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    Album release · Steingrimur Rohloff

  8. Album release · Steingrimur Rohloff · Druck

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    Album release · Steingrimur Rohloff · Druck

  9. World Premiere · Steingrimur Rohloff

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    World Premiere · Steingrimur Rohloff

  10. 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

  11. Significant grants for Edition·S composers 2020

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    Significant grants for Edition·S composers 2020

  12. Steingrimur Rohloff · Die 4 Himmelsrichtungen

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    Steingrimur Rohloff · Die 4 Himmelsrichtungen

  13. Nordic Music Days 2019

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    Nordic Music Days 2019

  14. World Premiere · Steingrimur Rohloff · 5 Songs by Medea

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    World Premiere · Steingrimur Rohloff · 5 Songs by Medea

  15. Nordic Music Days 2019

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    Nordic Music Days 2019

  16. Save 25% on all solo pieces

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    Save 25% on all solo pieces

  17. Edition·S composers at Dark Music Days

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    Edition·S composers at Dark Music Days

  18. Various Steingrimur Rohloff performances coming up

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    Various Steingrimur Rohloff performances coming up

  19. Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

  20. Excerpt of Rohloff’s ’Lysistrate’ in concert featuring female voices

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    Excerpt of Rohloff’s ’Lysistrate’ in concert featuring female voices

  21. Steingrimur Rohloff North of the Arctic Circle

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    Steingrimur Rohloff North of the Arctic Circle

  22. Interview with Jesper Buhl about Lysistrate

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    Interview with Jesper Buhl about Lysistrate

  23. Five star review of Rohloff’s children’s opera

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    Five star review of Rohloff’s children’s opera

  24. Royal Danish Theatre commissions ...

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    Royal Danish Theatre commissions ...

  25. Steingrimur Rohloff's Music Drama

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    Steingrimur Rohloff's Music Drama

  26. Interview with Steingrimur Rohloff

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    Interview with Steingrimur Rohloff

  27. KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

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    KLANG Festival, Copenhagen

  28. Steingrimur Rohloff and Athelas Sinfonietta nominated for this year’s Reumert

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    Steingrimur Rohloff and Athelas Sinfonietta nominated for this year’s Reumert

  29. Steingrimur Rohloff's Babel – Intro Offer

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    Steingrimur Rohloff's Babel – Intro Offer

  30. A music performance about identity

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    A music performance about identity

  31. Steingrimur Rohloff – Sill Not / Not Yet

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    Steingrimur Rohloff – Sill Not / Not Yet

  32. Rohloff and Steen-Andersen CD release

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    Rohloff and Steen-Andersen CD release

  33. Watch Rohloff and Steen-Andersen at NMD 2013

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    Watch Rohloff and Steen-Andersen at NMD 2013

  34. Nordic Music Days 2013

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    Nordic Music Days 2013

  35. Steingrimur Rohloff on Tour

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    Steingrimur Rohloff on Tour

  36. Nordlichter 2013 - Nordic Music and Arts in Berlin

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    Nordlichter 2013 - Nordic Music and Arts in Berlin

  37. Steingrimur Rohloff Premiere

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    Steingrimur Rohloff Premiere

  38. Icelandic-German Concert

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    Icelandic-German Concert

  39. Two Steingrimur Rohloff Premieres

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    Two Steingrimur Rohloff Premieres

  40. Greek performance of Steingrimur Rohloff piece

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    Greek performance of Steingrimur Rohloff piece

  41. Modern Gesamtkunstwerk in Münster

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    Modern Gesamtkunstwerk in Münster

  42. Podcast Interviews from hcmf// 2011

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    Podcast Interviews from hcmf// 2011

  43. Ensemble Modern premieres orchestral work by Rohloff

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    Ensemble Modern premieres orchestral work by Rohloff

  44. Denmark enters the Huddersfield Festival 2011

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    Denmark enters the Huddersfield Festival 2011

  45. 3 composers awarded the Wilhelm Hansen Prize!

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    3 composers awarded the Wilhelm Hansen Prize!

  46. FIGURA performs in Oslo

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    FIGURA performs in Oslo

  47. Steingrimur Rohloff at Wien Modern

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    Steingrimur Rohloff at Wien Modern

  48. Steingrimur Rohloff at Louisiana

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    Steingrimur Rohloff at Louisiana

  49. Danish composers mark the trend at Huddersfield Festival 2011

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    Danish composers mark the trend at Huddersfield Festival 2011

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Calendar

  1. January 2022
  2. 19

    January

    Steingrímur Rohloff: Repercussion

    time21:00

    location Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany

    performed by Berlin PianoPercussion

  3. 22

    January

    Steingrímur Rohloff: Stresstest

    time16:00

    location Ultraschall Festival, Radialsystem V, Berlin, Germany

    performed by LUX:NM

  1. March 2022
  2. 4

    March

    Steingrímur Rohloff: Schumann Fragmente

    time20:00

    location Konservatoriets Koncertsal, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark

    performed by Copenhagen Phil