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JÖRGEN DAFGÅRD is a Sweden-based full time professional composer. Having just finished his diploma studies Dafgård made a striking debut in 2000 with his orchestral work Veils. As first prize winner at the Stockholm Berwald Hall and top ten contribution in the international Masterprize competition Veils has been performed a dozen times and has been heard on radio all around the world. In 2013 Jörgen Dafgård was Composer of Spring at the Berwald Hall, where many of his orchestral works were performed, including a premiere of the clarinet concerto Caprism. In 2017 the premiere of Dafgård's soprano saxophone concerto Abrasax with Anders Paulsson was a great success.

CONTACT

jorgen@jorgendafgard.com

ONGOING WORK

Piano Trio
Commissioned by Trio Lindgård Rodrick Öquist
with support from the Helge Ax:son Johnson foundation



News


Veils with Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

15 Sep 2008


Reviews (in Swedish) from the performances of Jörgen Dafgård's Veils by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Sakari Oramo in May can now be found among the concert reviews under the heading Press. Veils was throughout very well received by press and audience alike. Musicians, conductors, composers and others expressed themselves very enthusiastically about the work after the concerts.

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performs Veils on the 15th and 17th of May 2008

12 May 2008


Soon it is time for the new Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo to conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in two performances of Jörgen Dafgård's Veils. The performances take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Thursday the 15th of May at 19.30 and on Saturday the 17th of May at 15.00. Both concerts end with Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Before the intermission violinist Lisa Batiashvili is featured as soloist, on the 15th May in Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto and on the 17th May with Lawrence Power in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra. With these concerts Veils gets it's sixth and seventh concert performance.

New commission

28 Apr 2008


The Nordic Chamber Orchestra in Sundsvall has received a larger amount from the Swedish Arts Council to commission a new work from Jörgen Dafgård. The work will be written for the Nordic Chamber Ensemble, who plans to perform it in 2010 and possibly tour with it on the Swedish west coast and in Denmark.

Volo to be published by Edition Suecia

28 Jan 2008


Jörgen Dafgård's Volo for string orchestra will be published by Edition Suecia. The decision was made at the meeting of the publishing committee on 14 December. Volo was written in 2004 as a commission from the string orchestra Musica Vitae and was well received by audience and critics alike during the orchestra's tour in November the same year.

Sinfonia No 1 published by Gehrmans

21 Jan 2008


The music publisher Gehrmans has now published Jörgen Dafgård's Sinfonia No 1. Gehrmans has previously published Veils for orchestra and My Garden – Like the Beach for mixed choir a cappella by Dafgård. Sinfonia No 1 was first performed in Sundsvall on October 2004 by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Christian Lindberg.

My Garden – Like the Beach and Veils in Swedish Radio P2

14 Jan 2008


On Saturday 12 January 15.49pm Swedish Radio P2 broadcast Jörgen Dafgård's My Garden – Like the Beach in a recording from a concert in the radio building in Stockholm with the Mikaeli Chamber Choir under the direction of Anders Eby. The program can be heard here until 11 February.

On Thursday 23 August 10.03am Swedish Radio P2 broadcast Jörgen Dafgård's Veils in a recording from a concert at the Berwald Hall in Stockholm with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Manfred Honeck. More information about the program here.

New étude for choir to be premiered at the Nordic Music Days

26 Aug 2007


In February this year all Nordic composers were invited to compose short études for girls choir. Jörgen Dafgård´s newly written Fortuna is one of the five contributions which has now been chosen for a workshop with the Adolf Fredrik´s Girls Choir and their leader Bosse Johansson. The workshop, with the headline Youth Choir Unlimited, will take place during the Nordic Music Days in Norrköping, Sweden, on Thursday August 30 between 13.30 and 17.00 in Viran, Louis de Geer Concert and Congress. The aim of the workshop is to broaden the choir´s venues for expression and to find new collaborative ventures with composers. Moderator is the composer Karin Rehnqvist.

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Veils twice in 2008

14 May 2007


New Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo will conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in two performances of Jörgen Dafgård's Veils on the 15th and 17th of May 2008 at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Both concerts will end with Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Before the intermission violinist Lisa Batiashvili is featured as soloist, on the 15th May in Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto and on the 17th May with Lawrence Power in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra. With the concerts in May 2008 Veils will be given it's sixth and seventh concert performance.

Eighth performance of For the Sleeping – Dream Sonata soon

14 May 2007


On Tuesday the fifth of June the Romanian viola player Elena Urdea will perform Jörgen Dafgård's For the Sleeping – Dream Sonata for viola and tape at a concert starting at 19.30 in Lilla Salen at the Malmö Academy of Music. This will be the eighth time For the Sleeping is played live at a concert. For the Sleeping has previously been performed many times by, among others, Henrik Frendin, who has also recorded the work on CD for Phono Suecia.

New design

21 Apr 2007


The homepage is now redesigned. Moreover a collection of reviews is now available under Press.

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