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Allan Gravgaard Madsen receives honorary award

Allan Gravgaard Madsen receives the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen honorary award 2022.

"With his simple, conceptually rigorous minimalism, Allan Gravgaard Madsen releases the orchestra's ability to seduce and enchant the listener in the concert hall."
— The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation 

The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation grants the largest honorary awards in Denmark to Danish artists, and in 2022 Allan Gravgaard Madsen is among the four recipients.

The composer Line Tjørnhøj is a member of the award committe and in a press release she says: "It is a great pleasure to grant the honorary award to composers who have made themselves notices with symphonic works."

She continues:  "Allan Gravgaard Madsen is a well-known figure in the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, as he is the orchestra's composer in residence until 2024. During the period, Allan Gravgaard Madsen will compose four works; a shorter work 'Ouvert', which will also be performed in connection with the award ceremony, was premiered in 2020. The Concerto Grosso for string quartet and orchestra was premiered in May 2022 and in 2024 the last two works will be premiered. His works are often described as "poetically insistent” in their exploration of the tension between stillness and movement.

Video portrait by The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation 

Besides from Allan Gravgaard Madsen, pianist Marianna Shirinyan, oboist Henrik Goldschmidt and composers SØS Gunver Ryberg receive the award.

The award ceremony takes place 22 November in Aarhus.
Find more information about the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation here >>