Performances

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2014-07-19 Tanglewood
Bridge - Trumpet Concerto No. 1

2014-08-16 Linköping
Suite for Woodwind Quintet

2014-08-18 Stockholm
Landscape

2014-08-18 Stockholm
Capriccio

2014-09-04 Helsingborg
Open Mind

2014-09-07 Zürich
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2014-09-07 Helsingborg
Open Mind

2014-09-25 Växjö
Garden of Devotion

2014-09-26 Malmö
Garden of Devotion

2014-09-27 Tingsryd
Garden of Devotion

2014-09-28 Vara
Garden of Devotion

2014-10-02 Helsingborg
Garden of Devotion

2014-10-17 Amsterdam
New songs for soprano, cello and string orchestra

2014-10-23 Helsingborg
Chamber Concerto No. 2

2014-11-02 Berlin
Bridge - Trumpet Concerto No. 1

2014-11-06 Paris
Double Bass Concerto No. 1

2014-11-10 Budapest
Double Bass Concerto No. 1

2014-11-29 Amsterdam
A. S. in Memoriam

2014-12-01 Amsterdam
A. S. in Memoriam

2014-12-14 Helsingborg
Tour de force

2015-01-14 Zürich
Ich denke Dein...

2015-01-15 Zürich
Ich denke Dein...

2015-01-16 Zürich
Ich denke Dein...

2015-01-24 Amsterdam
Open Mind

2015-01-25 Amsterdam
Open Mind

2015-01-28 Helsinki
Ich denke Dein...

2015-01-29 Helsinki
Ich denke Dein...

2015-03-07 Amsterdam
Ich denke Dein...

2015-03-10 Amsterdam
Ich denke Dein...

2015-04-11 Amsterdam
Landscape

2015-04-12 Weimar
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-04-13 Weimar
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-04-14 Amsterdam
Landscape

2015-05-08 Glasgow
Garden of Devotion

2015-05-09 Edinburgh
Garden of Devotion

2015-05-11/12/13 Stockholm
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson
CD recording, BIS

2015-05-21 Helsingborg
A. S. in Memoriam

2015-05-24 Helsingborg
A. S. in Memoriam

2015-05-27 Stockholm
Concerto for Orchestra

2015-05-28 Stockholm
Concerto for Orchestra

2015-05-29 Stockholm
Concerto for Orchestra
CD recording, BIS

2015-08-28 Malmö
New songs for soprano and orchestra to the inauguration of Malmö Live

2015-08-28 Malmö
Opening Sounds to the inauguration of Malmö Live

2015-08-29 Malmö
New songs for soprano and orchestra to the inauguration of Malmö Live

2015-08-29 Malmö
Opening Sounds to the inauguration of Malmö Live

2015-09-09 Göteborg
Ich denke Dein...

2015-09-10 Göteborg
Ich denke Dein...

2015-09-24 Helsingborg
Golden Harmony - Soprano Saxophone Concerto No. 1

2015-09-24 Helsingborg
Airy Flight

2015-09-24 Helsingborg
Energy

2015-09/10 Milano
Ich denke Dein...

2015-11-16 Lund
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-11-18 Ängelholm
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-11-22 Växjö
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-11-24 Helsingborg
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-11-29 Malmö
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-12-01 Amsterdam
Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson

2015-12-06 London
Bridge - Trumpet Concerto No.1

2016 London
Ich denke Dein...

2016-03-05 Lund
Lukaspassionen

2016-03-17 Örebro
Garden of Devotion

2016-05-12 Uppsala
Garden of Devotion

2016-06-09 Reykjavik
Ich denke Dein...


Ongoing Work

GARDEN OF DEVOTION
A piece for soprano and string orchestra on poems by the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. World premiere 2014-09-25 in Växjö concert hall by the commissioner, Musica Vitae. Soloist, Lisa Larsson, conductor, Nathalie Stutzmann.


A Musical Feast of Highest Quality
Lisa Larsson and Kreutzer Quartet in concert

Lisa Larsson and Kreutzer Quartet in concert
Photo: Marcus Palmgren, BLT

The composer portrait of Rolf Martinsson, in Lyckå Chamber Music Festival, became a huge success. "When six virtuoso musicians, on their instruments respectively, meet an equally skilled composer, there will be sparks, and great music will come to life...". Please find the review link below. Lisa Larsson, Roland Pöntinen and Kreutzer Quartet in stunning performances.

Brilliant soprano Lisa Larsson appeared in two world premieres, pieces especially written for her and dedicated to her: Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson accompanied by Roland Pöntinen, and...

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Carnegie Hall - Open Mind in US premiere
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, New York

Carnegie Hall,
Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage, New York

On February 15, 2013 Martinsson's concert opener Open Mind will receive its US premiere in Carnegie Hall, New York, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and their chief conductor Sakari Oramo. The piece is to date performed about 60 times worldwide...

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Composer in Residence - Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Photo: Jibe! Group

In the 2014/2015 season Rolf Martinsson will become Composer in Residence in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPhO) as the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (NCO). The collaboration includes pieces for orchestra, string orchestra and various chamber music constellations...

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Cleveland Orchestra - Open Mind x 4
Manfred Honeck - conductor

Manfred Honeck - conductor
Photo: Jason Cohn

Conductor Manfred Honeck brings Martinsson's striking concert opener Open Mind to Cleveland Orchestra in the US for four performances in Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 23-26 May 2013. The piece is a...

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GSO/Martinsson in Concertgebouw
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Photo: infogoteborg.se

In August 2013 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO), conducted by Nikolaj Znaider, will perform Martinsson's commission Tour de force at Götaplatsen followed by a tour to Concertgebouw/Amsterdam and Wiesbaden...

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George Enescu International Festival
Ateneul Român, Bukarest

Ateneul Român, Bukarest

Romanian premiere for Concerto for Orchestra at the George Enescu International Festival. Two performances, 1st and 3rd September 2013, in the beautiful Ateneul Român, Bukarest with the Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Martin Yates...

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Welcome to Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson's official homepage containing information about works, performances, published scores and CD recordings. You'll also find a biography, work notes, music examples, reviews and photos for download. Swedish versions of CV and Press are also available. Rolf Martinsson co-operates frequently with a number of top leading Swedish and international soloists, conductors and orchestras.

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