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Jens E. Christensen


Since 1989 Jens E. Christensen is the organist at our Saviour’s Church in Copenhagen, where he also made his debut in 1976 after studying with Grethe Krogh. New Danish organ music has always stood at the centre of Jens E. Christensen’s repertoire. He has thus premiered more than 80 works by composers such as Per Nørgård, Axel Borup-Jørgensen, Steen Pade, Ib Nørholm, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Peter Brask, Sven Erik Werner, Karsten Fundal and Nicolai Worsaae. Internationally he has made his mark in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Notre Dame de Paris and in Japan. Jens E. Christensen has also contributed as a writer on music, with articles such as “The Cosmic Dance” from the essay collection “The Music of Per Nørgård” (Scholar Press, 1996) and “Danish Organ Music after 1945” (Musical Denmark Special 2, 1999). For more than 20 years Jens E. Christensen taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He has received the Danish Critics’ Artist Prize in 1980, Poul and Sylvia Schierbeck’s grant in 2008 and Danish Composers’ Society’s Music Prize in 2009.