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Christopher Austin  

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One of the UK’s foremost conductors specialising in contemporary repertoire, Christopher Austin has given more than 80 world and local premieres in the last decade, including works by John Adams, Simon Bainbridge, Luke Bedford, Michael Finnissy, Morgan Hayes, Elisabeth Lutyens, John McCabe, Colin Matthews, Olga Neuwirth, Steve Reich, Poul Ruders, Bent Sørensen and Raymond Warren. More than 40 of those premieres were given by the Brunel Ensemble of which Austin was Artistic Director throughout its existence. Recent work includes debuts with the Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra della Teatro Regio Parma, the Danubia Symphony Orchestra and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Other work includes the London Sinfonietta, Composers’ Ensemble, The Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and Hallé orchestras, Present Music (New York), Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He teaches composition, orchestration and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Live Dates

20/07/2011   Interview with Anders Brødsgaard
The web forum Composer Focus has interviewed Anders Brødsgaard about his latest release Galaxy. Read the interview here
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01/02/2011   Klassisk

Anders Brødsgaard: Galaxy
4/6 Stars

"Det er til enhver tid et storartet værk."
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17/12/2010   Classics Today

Anders Brødsgaard: Galaxy
"Excellent playing and vivid recorded sound make this a disc worth exploring."
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28/11/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

Anders Brødsgaard: Galaxy
4/5 Stars

"Kyler sine udladninger ind i lyttersjælen, hypnotisk."
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01/07/2009   Fanfare Magazine

Morten Olsen: In a Silent Way
"I do think Olsen merits [...] more attention than I've given to others of similar avant-garde persuasion in the past."
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18/11/2008   Jydske Vestkysten

Morten Olsen: In a Silent Way
"Morten Olsens musik er virkeligt anbefalelsesværdig."
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04/03/2008   Sequenza 21

Anders Brødsgaard: In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
"Rolf Hind gives passionate performances of all the pieces, and the Esbjerg Ensemble, led by Christopher Austin, provides skillful and sympathetic accompaniment."
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Photo: Clarion Seven Muses

Discography

Galaxy
Galaxy
Anders Brødsgaard

CD 8.226551 (2010)

A grand tour into the orchestral galaxy of Anders Brødsgaard with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Christopher Austin

In a Silent Way
In a Silent Way
Morten Olsen

CD 8.226525 (2008)

24 gongs and Miles Davis haunt the all-round artist Morten Olsen’s new works

In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
Anders Brødsgaard

CD 8.226514 (2008)

A cycle of piano works where improvisational imagination and systematic rigour meet


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