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.



Double Concerto
For Violin, Viola and String Orchestra

To be premiered by Duo Gelland
and Kammarorkester Öresund

Commissioned by Kammarorkester Öresund
and Norrbottens Kammarorkester
with support from the Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation


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.
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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