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.



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


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.

Sinfonia no 1 on Gehrmans

25 Feb 2007

An agreement with the music publisher Gehrmans has now been reached concerning publication of Jörgen Dafgård's Sinfonia No 1. Gehrmans is also since earlier the publisher of Dafgård's My Garden – Like the Beach for mixed choir a capella and Veils for orchestra. Sinfonia No 1 was first performed in Sundsvall in October 2004 by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Christian Lindberg.

Music by Jörgen Dafgård in German and Swedish radio

17 Jan 2007

Radio Bremen Nordwestradio will send a program about string quartets, where the CD recording by the Aniara Quartet of String Quartet I by Jörgen Dafgård is one of the features. The program is part of the series Musica Nova, which is dealing with contemporary art music.

Saturday 3 February 3.00-4.20pm
Swedish Radio P2 will broadcast My Garden – Like the Beach by Jörgen Dafgård in a recording from a concert on the theme of love given by Mikaeli Chamber Choir under the direction of Anders Eby. The concert took place in the radio building in Stockholm on the14th of October 2006.

Mikaeli Chamber Choir and Anders Eby also performed My Garden – Like the Beach during the music publisher Gehrmans annual autumn concert in the Church of Adolf Fredrik in Stockholm on the 29th of November. The next day you could once again hear My Garden – Like the Beach, this time in an interpretation by Musikhögskolans Vokalensemble under the direction of Bernard Schmidt during a concert at the Royal College of Music.

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