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Torben Snekkestad   (Born 1973)

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Torben Snekkestad, born in Tønsberg, Norway, is a classically educated saxophonist, dedicated to contemporary music and improvisation music of all kinds, ranging from Baroque and Classical chamber music to rock, folk and free jazz. Torben Snekkestad has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, and is the soprano saxophonist of Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet. He is currently a teacher in classical saxophone at the Royal Danish Academy Music, Copenhagen.

Read more on: www.torbensnekkestad.com

Live Dates

13/01/2012   Tøbrud for Gunnar Bergs musik
Dacapo inviterer til CD-release i Admiral Gjeddes Gaard mandag 23. januar
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04/03/2011   Navigating Oort Cloud: Interview with Jexper Holmen
Collin Rae from Naxos of America talks to the eminent Danish composer Jexper Holmen about his new album Oort Cloud.
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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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01/06/2012   Gramophone

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The melodic contours rather defy you to grasp their shape but they are full of potential energy"
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25/04/2012   American Record Guide

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The performances here are stunning."
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11/03/2011   Gapplegate Music Review

Jexper Holmen: Oort Cloud
"There is nothing quite like this piece out there.You may love it, you may hate it, but you cannot ignore it."
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01/02/2011   Musikansich.de

Jexper Holmen: Oort Cloud
"Die Besetzung klingt ja auch einfach sehr gut, und man merkt gar nicht, wie die Zeit vergeht."
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Discography

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.

Chamber Music Works with Piano
Chamber Music Works with Piano
Gunnar Berg

CD 8.226547 (2012)

Uncompromising music from the 1950s and 1960s by one of Denmark’s most acute, international modernists.

Oort Cloud
Oort Cloud
Jexper Holmen

CD 8.226562 (2010)

A 40-minute sphere of sound, inspired by the cloud of comets believed to surround the solar system a light-year away


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