John Storgårds

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John Storgårds


John Storgårds conducts a Dessner world premiere

On Friday 13 April John Storgårds will conduct the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque. The concerto was commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Borusan Culture Arts Centre and the Orquestra Nacionales de España. Dessner wrote the concerto specially for the Labèque sisters. It will be performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall London in a concert also featuring Stravinsky “Jeu de Cartes” and Rachmaninoff “Symphony no.3”.

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John Storgårds in Concert

25. May 2018, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Under the forceful, confident direction of Finnish conductor John Storgards, the orchestra created something so exciting, it was almost exhausting. Full of menace, resignation, darkness and triumph, it was a performance that might very well end up being among the season’s most memorable. If Storgards can summon up this kind of intensely powerful performance at his Minnesota Orchestra debut, I’m eager to hear what may happen on future visits.  Rob Hubbard,, 24.2.2018 Minnesota Orchestra debut 22.2.2018 Clear of beat, articulate of gesture, strong and vigorous of command, Storgards on the podium exuded the confidence of a thoughtful musician who knows exactly what he wants and how to trigger responses in orchestral musicians that speak excitingly to the audience. His conducting is all about the music, not his ego. Management would be seriously remiss in not inviting Storgards back.

John von Rhein, Chigago Tribune, 1 December 2017 Chigago Symphony Orchestra

Latest CD releases

Lars Karlsson

Seven Songs
Clarinet Concerto

Gabriel Suovanen, baritone
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor

BIS-2286 SACD January 2018