John Storgårds

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Best regards,
John Storgårds



On Friday 19 January 2018 the P2 Prize, presented by DR Danish Broadcasting Cooperation, for Best Danish Album of the Year 2018 was awarded to the album “Mignon”. The music is composed by Danish composer Bent Sørensen and performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra under John Storgårds. For this record the conductor not only conducted but played the violin himself.

The recording has already been named Classical Record of the Year by Spotify as well as several major Nordic newspapers such as Berlingske Tidende and Hufvudstadsbladet.

See more on P2 Prize here.

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John Storgårds in Concert

22. March 2018, Oslo Konserthus
Oslo Philharmonic 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