Klaus Ib Jørgensen

composer
1967

Klaus Ib Jørgensen (b. 1967) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music (1989-95) where he studied music theory with Yngve Jan Trede, composition with Niels Rosing-Schow and orchestration with Erik Norby.
Jørgensen's works are written for a wide range of varied ensembles ranging from solo works to opera, large and small ensemble pieces, etc. His works have been performed at numerous concerts in Europe, Canada and the United States by ensembles such as the Portuguese REMIX ensemble, the Canadian Aventa Chamber Players, Reflexion K from Germany, the French Ensemble Alternance, Danish ensembles as klettWood, FIGURA Ensemble, Athelas Sinfonietta, inter alia. From 2008-10 Klaus Ib Jørgensen was composer in residence for the chamber ensemble Aventa. Many of his works have been recorded and released by Dacapo Records.

During his student years Klaus Ib Jørgensen was actively engaged in music politics and organisational work in musical life. In 1989, he co-founded the Athelas Sinfonietta and FIGURA Ensemble, and from 1993-2012 he was director of music publisher Edition•S - music¬sound¬art - which previously was called the Society for the Publication of Danish Music. During his 19 years as head of the publishing company he transformed Edition•S into a very modern and highly recognised music institution. In 2012, Klaus Ib Jørgensen became head of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.