Upcoming world premieres · Steingrímur Rohloff

While the pandemic has postponed numerous premieres and performances, a number of world premieres by Steingrímur Rohloff are now scheduled for 2022.

Soloists from the Berliner Philharmoniker and Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra has commissioned a Concerto Grosso specifically for four soloists associated with the Berliner Philharmoniker: Stefan Dohr, horn, Jesper Busk, trombone, Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet and Jens Bjørn-Larsen, tuba.

The Concerto Grosso is commissioned and performed in relation to a performance of Ole Schmidt's solo concerts for horn, tuba, trumpet and trombone. Rohloff and Schmidt's works will be recorded and released by Dacapo Records.

The world premiere of Concerto Grosso takes place on 17 March. Find more information and tickets here >>

Multimedia song cycle with Copenhagen Phil.

Copenhagen Phil has commissioned a work by Rohloff for their popular concert series 'Afgørende Øjeblikke' (Crucial moments).

The concert series is developed in collaboration with the podcast series 'Third Ear' and on 4 & 5 March 2022, the subject of the evening is Robert Schumann. In the symphonic song cycle Schumann Fragmente Rohloff is inspired by the zenith and fall of the great romantic composer. Schumann Fragmente is written for baritone Johannes Held and revolves around quotes from Dichterliebe.Find more information and tickets here >>

Doppelgänger Concerto for Odense Symphony Orchestra

Steingrímur Rohloff is currently writing a double concerto for the two great viola players, Lawrence Powers and Rafaell Altino. Lawrence Powers performs regularly with orchestras like Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He is dedicated to contemporary music and has commissioned works by composers such as Olga Neuwirth and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Rafaell Altino is a soloist in Odense Symphony Orchestra and has initiated this commission. He has commissioned works by many Danish and international composers and is a great asset to the Danish contemporary music scene.

Steingrímur Rohloff works with the unusual case of writing a concerto for two soloists on the same instruments by placing them in different parts of the concert hall, 'throwing' musical ideas at each other. They repeat and shadow each other and turn into musical doppelgängers.

The double concerto is premiered in November 2022, conducted by Eva Ollikainens.

Performances in Konzerthaus Berlin and Ultraschall Berlin.

In February 2022, the ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion will perform Rohloff's piece Repercussion in Werner Otto Saal in Konzerthaus Berlin. Furthermore, Rohloff is writing a new piece for Ensemble LUX NM, commissioned by Siemens Stiftung. The piece will be premiered at the festival Ultraschall in Berlin in 2022.