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Peter Bruun   (Born 1968)

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Peter Bruun’s background is in the ‘rhythmic’ genres. In 1989 he began studying composition with Niels Marthinsen, and at the same time studied philosophy at the university. In 1991-1997 he trained as a composer and music teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in Århus. His composition teachers there were Karl Aage Rasmussen and Per Nørgård. Peter Bruun has mainly composed vocal music and works for small ensembles. He also teaches music theory at the Academy in Århus.

In 2008 Peter Bruun recieved the Nordic Council Music Prize for the successful opera MIKI Alone written for Figura Ensemble. Beforehand Peter Bruun has received the National Arts Foundation three-year grant (1996) and Wilhelm Hansen Composer Prize (2000).

Live Dates

09/08/2016   Seismograf

PETER BRUUN The Green Groves
[..] "Throughout the recording, its members sound, collectively, as if they have acute awareness of all the music’s implications."
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13/07/2016   GregersDH

PETER BRUUN The Green Groves
"Dansant, inciterende og fantasifuld kammermusik af Peter Bruun" [..]
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08/11/2012   Allmusic.com

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/5 Stars

"The sound is clean, atmospheric, and nicely ambient. This is a CD that should interest any fans of contemporary music."
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30/06/2012   Flensborg Avis

Eva Østergaard: Spaces and Places
"Musikken er kompleks og spændende, og mange steder også rigtig smuk."
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21/11/2011   MusicWeb International

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
"This is a well-balanced and varied ‘taster' that's whetted my appetite for more. What better recommendation than that?"
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19/07/2011   Politiken

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/6 Hjerter

"Esbjerg Ensemblet må være noget nær den mest kompetente flok overhovedet til at håndtere Peter Bruuns tre bundpoetiske ensembleværker ... Det kan varmt anbefales nysgerrige ører"
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06/07/2011   Svenska Dagbladet

Peter Bruun: Letters to the ocean
4/4 Stars

"Peter Bruun är en av de mest spännande tonsättarna i sin generation ... Bättre än bra, här spelar vi i nästintill högsta divisionen"
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23/06/2011   Ritmo

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
3/5 Stars

"Moderna, sí, pero también reconocible y accesible. Y en este caso muy bien interpretada."
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08/06/2011   Upsala Nya Tidning

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/4 Stars

"Även Bruuns musik har filmiska kvalitéer, inte minst titelverket med dess avvaktande karaktär och liksom kyligt pastorala stämningar som tycks ge en fläkt av havet och det vindbitna danska kustlandskabet."
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05/05/2011   Diapason

Holmboe, Bruun, Norgard, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
"Les chemins parcourus tracent la carte d'une modenité subtilement tempérée à l'image des faisceaux de lumière qui traversent une belle matière chantée et parfois parlée dans la pièce de Vagn Holmboe."
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04/05/2011   Dagens Nyheter

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/5 Stars

"En musik som växlar mellan det kärvt korthuggna, det svepande dramatiska och det drömskt flytande."
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01/05/2011   Ritmo

Holmboe, Bruun, Norgard, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders: Solhymne - Værker for a cappella kor
4/4 Stars

"Mirado con distancia, este disco es fruto de la tradición coral danesa, una de las más potentes de toda Europa."
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21/04/2011   Fyens Stiftstidende

Peter Bruun: Letters to the ocean
4/6 Stars

"Peter Bruuns klangverden fascinerer"
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16/12/2010   Fyens Stiftstidende

Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
4/6 Stars

"Et homogent og velsammensunget ensemble, med en forbilledlig tekstudtale."
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28/07/2005   Politiken

Circles
4/6 Hjerter

"Thaarup's round, well modulated tone creates a vital, playful dialogue ... A fascinating stroll through contemporary Danish music"
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Photo: Marianne Grøndahl

Discography

The Green Groves
The Green Groves
Peter Bruun

CD 8.226571 (2016)

Spaces and Places
Spaces and Places
Bruun, Agerfeldt Olesen, Snekkestad, Holmen, Olsen

CD 8.226573 (2012)

Brand new solo works, played by a single flute in the unique medieval abbey church at Løgumkloster.

Letters to the Ocean
Letters to the Ocean
Peter Bruun

CD 8.226553 (2011)

Prize-winning composer Peter Bruun reveals his passionate relationship with the sea in this collection of inspired chamber works

Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
Hymn to the Sun - Works for a cappella choir
Holmboe, Bruun, Nørgård, Holten, Koppel, Jersild, Ruders

CD 8.226051 (2010)

The Danish National Vocal Ensemble in newer works by some of Denmark’s internationally renowned composers

Miki Alone - Seven songs for a mad woman
Miki Alone - Seven songs for a mad woman
Peter Bruun

CD 8.226555 (2008)

Virtuos kammeropera belønnet med Nordisk Råds Musikpris

Circles
Circles

CD 8.226517 (2005)

Music for trumpet and trombone by Per Nørgård, Peter Bruun and others

... to arrive where we started ...
... to arrive where we started ...

CD 8.224143 (2000)

Ny dansk musik fra 1990’erne med avantgarde-ensemblet Figura


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