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Johannes Søe Hansen   (Born 1965)

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Johannes Søe Hansen (violin) trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Milan Vitek. He is Concertmaster of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1992. As a soloist Johannes Søe Hansen has performed with all the Danish symphony orchestras, as well as several of the other Nordic orchestras and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has an important parallel career as a chamber musician with concerts at home and abroad. For Dacapo Johannes Søe Hansen has recorded among other things Vagn Holmboe’s works for violin and piano and Niels Otto Raasted’s solo sonatas. Johannes Søe Hansen was a prizewinner in the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition 1984. In 1988, he was awarded the ‘major’ Jacob Gade Grant and the ‘minor’ Sonning Prize.

Live Dates

30/11/2012   Koncert og release: 2 x Søe spiller Riisager
Kom til koncert og CD-release med Johannes Søe Hansen, Anne Søe Iwan og Christina Bjørkøe mandag d. 10. december
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29/11/2012   New video: Søe & Søe plays Riisager
Violinist Johannes Søe Hansen and his sister Anne Søe Iwan talk about their new Riisager recording, also featuring pianist Christina Bjørkøe
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05/09/2012   When the guitar sings along
Guitarist Jesper Sivebæk has a new CD out for Dacapo Records with music by Vagn Holmboe. We talked to him about the music, with which he has developed a special relationship in the process.
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28/04/2011   Tre koncerter med Johannes Søe Hansen
Ved tre koncerter i april og maj kan du opleve Johannes Søe Hansen spille uddrag fra sin anmelderroste solo-CD med Raasteds violinsonater
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10/01/2011   Raasted and Søe Hansen tops in the US
Johannes Søe Hansen's world premiere recording of six violin sonatas by N.O. Raasted has been picked by the staff at Naxos of America as one of their favourite releases of 2010.
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17/11/2010   Koncertmester spiller solo
Hør Johannes Søe Hansen spille uddrag fra sin nye Raasted-CD lørdag 20. november i Bog og Idé Lyngby.
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29/09/2010   DR P2 Prisen 2010

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26/05/2014   Opus

Tilltalande Nerv
5/5 Stars

"Nørgårds klangvärld utforskas och dissekeras här så att verenda klar urskiljbar ton står för sig själv."
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01/10/2013   American Record Guide

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Superbly performed and recorded."
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01/09/2013   Gramophone

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Rewarding", "Warmly expressive", "No less impressive are the artistry and dedication lavished on the programme by all the performers."
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21/06/2013   MusicWeb International

Vagn Holmboe
"Danish label Dacapo's ongoing Holmboe-fest, a truly fantastic series that stretches back many years and which has yielded more than a dozen albums. This review considers the latest half a dozen."
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29/05/2013   Gramophone

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"A reference disc for collectors of Nørgård and serious contemporary song, and performances, recording and presentation all do the music proud."
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16/05/2013   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"Gjerris’s performance of this demanding music is a tour de force.", "If you don’t know Nørgård’s music, this is a great place to begin."
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13/05/2013   MusicWeb International

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"With first class notes and recorded sound Riisager is in the finest of hands here."
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01/05/2013   Gramophone

Vagn Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar
"Exemplary craftsmanship, subtlety of nuance and a profoundly satisfying experience."
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25/03/2013   Audiophile Audition

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"The sound on this recording is extremely warm and enveloping, a model of how chamber violin should be captured in surround.", "Rarely have I heard such an engaging and thoroughly rousing set of sonatas."
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18/03/2013   MusicWeb International

Vagn Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar
"The performances by everyone but especially by the star Jesper Sivebaek, appear flawless and the recording ideal."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
4/5 Stars

"Intensité magnétique."
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22/02/2013   American Record Guide

Vagn Holmboe: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar
"Sivebaek and his colleagues play this music with love and expertise. I’m happy to have discovered it, and I’ll return to this disc often."
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13/12/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Det er en berigelse for dansk musikliv, at en række musikere i vores førende symfoniorkestre også giver sig tid til at dyrke kammermusik med kolleger og venner - og at anstrengelserne kan bære så smukke frugter."
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12/12/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
4/6 Stars

"Nørgård er suggestiv, inciterende og i fornem symbiose med digterens ord.", "Vitaminer til hele vinteren."
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02/12/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
5/6 Stars

"En ualmindelig dejlig indspilning.", "Fortryllende æterisk."
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21/11/2012   GregersDH.dk (Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld blog)

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
5/5 Stars

"Fremragende vokale fortolkninger... Helene Gjerris behersker det svære stof med enestående indlevelse"
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16/11/2012   Weekendavisen

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"Raffineret over al måde og djævleblændt robust...Helene Gjerris når alle de mål, denne musik sætter sig."
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20/08/2011   Audiophile Audition

Niels Otto Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas
5/5 Stars

"Johannes Soe Hansen plays with a brilliant authority and intense understanding of this music. The recorded sound is superb in every respect"
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26/11/2010   SA-CD.net

Niels Otto Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas
"If you enjoy solo violin and the neo-Baroque genre, then I can highly recommend this disc."
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10/11/2010   Klassisk

Niels Otto Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas
4 Stars

"Johannes Søe Hansens spil er suverænt i alle aspekter."
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13/10/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Niels Otto Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas
4/5 Stars

"Søe Hansens syngende tone rummer en ekspressiv klang, der afslører en dyb kærlighed til disse værker."
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11/10/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

Niels Otto Raasted: Solo Violin Sonatas
"Lytteværdig og ofte overraskende musik. Johannes Søe Hansen skal have tak for at have genopdaget Niels Otto Raasted."
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04/10/2010   DR P2

DR P2 Prize 2010 – Chamber Music Release of the Year Nominee

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01/09/2010   Gramophone

Vagn Holmboe: Works for violin and piano
"Holmboe's complete output for violin and piano, delivered impeccably"
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02/12/2009   The Strad

Vagn Holmboe: Works for violin and piano
"...Søe Hansen excelling in the almost Bach-like contrapuntal lines, and Bjørkøe creeping in with subtle, interweaving dialogue."
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24/11/2009   Politiken

Vagn Holmboe: Works for Violin and Piano
5/6 Hjerter

"Holmboe er slidstærk og ægte. I særdeleshed, når musikken spilles med omhu og pondus af Johannes Søe Hansen og Christina Bjørkøe."
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Photo: Sanne Hedeskov

Discography

Light Imprisoned
Light Imprisoned
Anders Nordentoft

CD 8.226577 (2014)

A new, masterful cello concerto and other cello works by Anders Nordentoft, com¬posed especially for the virtuoso Henrik Brendstrup

Violin Works
Violin Works
Knudåge Riisager

SACD 6.220594 (2012)

The violin was Riisager’s own instrument, and in the violin works we hear his inimitable, roguish personality as directly as we could wish

Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226060 (2012)

Intense, innovative songs and vocal works from half a century, recorded in close collaboration with the composer

Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar
Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.226143 (2012)

Transparent, poetic music by Holmboe, who was captivated at a late age by the unique possibilities of the guitar.

Solo Violin Sonatas
Solo Violin Sonatas
Niels Otto Raasted

SACD 6.220563 (2010)

World premiere recording of Raasted’s Neo-Baroque solo violin sonatas in outstanding DXD sonics

Works for violin and piano
Works for violin and piano
Vagn Holmboe

CD 8.226063 (2009)

A most convincing love of music-making is evident in these works by the master Holmboe

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Herman D. Koppel

CD 8.226003 (2006)

Mature, compact works by a master of the art of characterization

Der er et yndigt land
Der er et yndigt land

CD 8.224141 (2000)

Danmark i lommeformat – de største klassiske hits og skønneste melodier


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