Bjarke Mogensen

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Bjarke Mogensen
Birth nameBjarke Pauli Mogensen
BornRonne, Denmark
GenresClassical and contemporary music
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsAccordion
Years active1998–present
LabelsDacapo Records, Orchid
Websitebjarkemogensen.dk

Bjarke Pauli Mogensen (born 27 December 1985 in Ronne)[1] is a Danish accordionist. He began learning the accordion at age 7.[2]

At age 13, Mogensen made his debut as a soloist in a German TV broadcast with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Mogensen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where his teachers included Geir Draugsvoll.

In 2008, he received a grant of 300,000 DKr from the Statens Kunstråds Musikudvalg (Danish Arts Council Music Committee) in support of his career.[2] In addition to his solo career, Mogensen has served on the music faculty at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2010. In 2011, Mogensen had his solo debut at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Several composers have written new works for Mogensen, including Anders Koppel (Concerto Piccolo), Martin Lohse (In Liquid), and Niklas Schmidt (Concertino for accordion and brass). Mogensen has recorded commercially for the Da Capo label, including the commissions from Koppel and Lohse.[3][4]

Prizes[edit]

Grants and scholarships[edit]

  • Eigil and Aennchen Harbys Fund 2011
  • His Royal Highness Prince Henrik Foundation Grant
  • Børge Schroeder and his wife Herta Finnerups Music Scholarship 2001
  • Jacob Gade Grant 2000

Releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bjarke Mogensen". Dagbladet Børsen. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  2. ^ a b Bjarne Hansen (2010-11-18). "Bjarke Mogensen i Carnegie Hall". Netavisen Bornholm. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  3. ^ Joshua Kosman (2012-05-13). "Album review: Bjarke Mogensen, 'Accordion Concertos'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  4. ^ Ralph Graves (2012-05-23). "Bjarke Mogensen Accordion Concertos – Fresh Sounds". WTJU (University of Virginia Radio). Retrieved 2015-06-25.

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