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Bent Sørensen


About this Artist

Danish composer Bent Sørensen was born in 1958 and received his musical educa- tion from Per Nørgård and Ib Nørholm, among others. A composer with a fine ear for timbre and texture, he won the Music Prize of the Nordic Council in 1995. His important works include the violin concerto Sterbende Gärten; Minnewater, The Echoing Garden for soloists, choir and orchestra; four string quartets; the trombone concerto Birds and Bells; and a symphony. Many of these have been recorded for Dacapo Records.

He won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 2018 for his triple concerto, L’isola della Città.