It is a great pleasure for Edition·S to represent a composer like Martin Stauning who early in his career shows such talent, artistic courage and dedication. Some of Martin Stauning’s works were published by Edition·S as far back as 1999 and since 2014 he has been represented by Edition·S. In the meantime his artistic endeavours have brought him far.
Stauning has a background as a professional ballet dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet, before he dedicated himself completely to the music, but he goes on stage once in a while to perform sound art or performance pieces written by himself or others. He holds a Masters degree in composition from the Royal Danish Music Academy where he graduated in 2014, and further pursued an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Composition. Here he counts Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sørensen and Niels Rosing-Schow among his teachers.
Martin Stauning writes music for many different types of ensembles. When his work “Burlesque” was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra earlier in 2016 one critic noted Stauning’s distinctly secure way of working with the sound of a large orchestra, and when “Welkende Schalen” was performed alongside string quartets by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Stauning’s piece was pointed out as “an obvious, extremely convincing example of a contemporary string quartet without any fuss.”
The debut concert will of course demonstrate the great diversity of Martin Stauning’s work with a concert program containing string quartets, larger ensemble pieces and performative works.
After the concert the composer and Edition·S invite you to join us for a glass at a reception in the Carl Nielsen Foyer.