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Jesper Koch   (Born 1967)

composer

Jesper Koch studied composition at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and Aarhus with Andy Pape, Colin Mathews, Karl Aage Rasmussen, Ib Nørholm and Olav Anton Thommesen. In 1988 he was awarded the Carl Nielsen Bursary of Honour, and in 1992 he was the first Danish composer to win the 1st Prize of the category 'Composers below 30' at Rostrum in Paris with the work Ice-Breaking. Jesper Koch was awarded a three-year grant from the Danish Art Council in 1994, and in 1997 he made his debut recital from the The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus and Copenhagen. Jesper Koch was awarded the Scholarship of the Danish Composers’ Society in 2001, and he is the composer-in-residence of the Danish Philharmonic Orchestra 2001-05.

Live Dates

16/09/2015   Trio Ismena present debut album
Trio Ismenas debut-CD udkommer mandag 21. september, og fejres med koncert og reception i Literaturhaus på Nørrebro.
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14/04/2016   Der Neue Merker

Buxtehude and his Circle
"Paul Hillier hat mit seinem formidablen Sängern und einem achtköpfigen Instrumentalensemble wieder einmal einen Hit gelandet."
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01/02/2016   Gramophone

NØRHOLM, GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, HVIDTFELT-NIELSEN, HEGAARD, KOCH: Fem danske klavertrioer
"The piece is worth the price of the disc alone, and suggests that Nielsen's legacy of individuality has eclipsed Gade's ideas of conformity when it comes to Denmark's most worthy 21st-century music."
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04/01/2016   The Classical Reviewer

NØRHOLM, GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, HVIDTFELT-NIELSEN, HEGAARD, KOCH
"Here we have five very fine works that, in different ways bring much enjoyment. There isn’t one disappointing work here. Trio Ismena provide first rate performances, often bringing a real eloquence. The recording is excellent."
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01/11/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Trio Ismena: Five danish piano trios
"(...) En stærk enhed af tre individer, der tør profilere sig, spiller præcist, saftigt og med kant (...) Trio Ismena er klart værd at lære at kende."
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09/10/2015   David's Review

Five Danish Piano Trios
"Dedicated to Trio Ismena, the young group who have rapidly found a place among today’s outstanding chamber groups, and here show a dedication and affinity to modern Danish music"
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Discography

Five Danish Piano Trios
Five Danish Piano Trios
Nørholm, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Hvidtfelt-Nielsen, Hegaard, Koch

CD 8.226583 (2015)

Orchestral Works
Orchestral Works
Jesper Koch

CD 8.226502 (2004)

Dreaming orchestral sounds with Alice in Wonderland as one of the inspirations


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