Else Torp

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Else Torp is a Danish soprano born 1968 in Roskilde.


She is a member of Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices, with whom she sings ancient and baroque works of composers such as Abelard, Lassus, Tallis, and Schütz as well as contemporary creations such as by Cage, Stockhausen, and Pärt. She has also collaborated with renowned ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen, the Lautten Compagney Berlin and the Kronos Quartet.[1]

Else Torp first specialized in baroque and even earlier music, but is also recognized as an exponent of many kinds of new music. She has been featured with orchestras as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lautten Compagney Berlin and on recordings with ensembles such as Theatre of Voices, London Sinfonietta, Smith Quartet and the Kronos Quartet. After a recent concert and CD project, David Harrington wrote:“As a violinist I judge the quality of my high notes by those I’ve heard Else Torp sing. What an inspiration.” Else Torp also sings an extensive repertoire of German and Danish Lieder, and presents exotic works such as William Walton's Façade and Judith Weir's one-voice opera King Harald's Saga. Her Harmonia Mundi recording of Arvo Pärt's "My Heart’s in the Highlands" with organist Christopher Bowers-Broadbent is on the sound track of Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar-winning The Great Beauty and was chosen by Nick Cave to be featured on a promotion CD in the February 2014 issue of MOJO Music Magazine, USA. She also sang on "Distant Sky", featured on Cave's 2016 album Skeleton Tree.[2]


  1. ^ Early Music Review - 2006 "and Ravenscroft's arrangement of The Three Ravens, beautifully sung by Else Torp"
  2. ^ "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-09-20.