John Storgårds

Welcome to my homepage!

I hope that in browsing these pages you will find some interesting information about the ongoing musical matters that mean a lot to me.

I also hope that you may find something inspiring, exciting, new or just fun to explore and experience in your own music-making.

Best regards,
John Storgårds


ECHO Klassik Award

John Storgårds’ Aho recording with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra has been awarded ‘Concert Recording of the Year (20th/21st Century Music)’ by ECHO Klassik. This recording was released by BIS in August 2014 and it consists of the Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra (2011), Acht Jahreszeiten (Eight Seasons) (2011) and the Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra, all composed by the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho.

The German music award ECHO is one the most important and renowned music awards worldwide. Since 1992, the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the cultural institute of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (German music industry federation), awards the ECHO to honour the most successful and outstanding achievements of German and international musicians annually.
This year, the ECHO Klassik award ceremony will be held in the Konzerthaus Berlin on the 18th October.

John Storgårds’ New CD Release

Ondine released this month a new recording of Conductor John Storgårds together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and featuring soprano Soile Isokoski. The new CD includes two major works in the French song repertoire – Ernest Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer and Hector Berlioz’s Nuits d’été. The CD ends with three finely-crafted miniature songs by Henri Duparc.

John Storgårds’ three CD box set of “Sibelius Complete Symphonies”, recorded with the BBC Philharmonic (Chandos, April 2014) has been selected to be part of the Gramophone Magazine Awards Short List 2015 in the Orchestral Category. The Sibelius recording is listed among the top CDs of the past 12 months and received stellar reviews.

(For archived news click here.)

John Storgårds in Concert

8. December 2015, Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra


With Storgards, instinct and refinement become one, which is a rare gift indeed.

The Telegraph 21 July 2015 BBC Philharmonic

Latest CD releases


Soile Isokoski

Ernest Chausson
Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Hector Berlioz
Les nuits d’été
Henri Duparc
Le manoir de Rosemonde
l’Invilation au voyage
Chanson triste

Soile Isokoski, soprano
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor

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