Truls Mørk
Cello

“Mørk enthralled the audience from the first to last note. By turns tender, introverted, fiery and passionate, he constantly propelled us forward on this compelling epic journey.” Joanne Talbot, The Strad

Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Katie Cardell-Oliver +44 (0)20 3725 9149
Helen Ecclestone +44 (0)20 3725 9151

Biography

During the 2015/16 season, Truls Mørk will be Artist in Residence with Philharmonique de Radio France. Other engagements include returns to Berliner Philharmoniker (Mariss Jansons), Los Angeles Philharmonic (Leonard Slatkin) and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) as well as the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Paavo Järvi), The Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Most), Gothenburg Symphony (Andrés Orozco-Estrada) and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Jukka-Pekka Saraste), in addition to Bamberger Symphoniker and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (both under Jonathan Nott).

Truls Mørk is a great champion of contemporary music and has

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During the 2015/16 season, Truls Mørk will be Artist in Residence with Philharmonique de Radio France. Other engagements include returns to Berliner Philharmoniker (Mariss Jansons), Los Angeles Philharmonic (Leonard Slatkin) and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) as well as the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Paavo Järvi), The Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Most), Gothenburg Symphony (Andrés Orozco-Estrada) and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Jukka-Pekka Saraste), in addition to Bamberger Symphoniker and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (both under Jonathan Nott).

Truls Mørk is a great champion of contemporary music and has given in excess of 30 premieres. He gave the UK premiere of Rautavaara’s Towards the Horizon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012 which was recorded for Ondine with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under John Storgårds and nominated for a Grammy Award.

His most recent recordings include Shostakovich’s Concertos with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko (Ondine) and works for cello and orchestra by Massenet with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Neeme Järvi (Chandos).

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Linda Marks +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Katie Cardell-Oliver +44 (0)20 3725 9149
Helen Ecclestone +44 (0)20 3725 9151

Reviews

“In Schumann’s Cello Concerto the Norwegian Truls Mørk provided playing that was emotionally rapt and technically assured… Mørk’s absorbed dedication made it into a meditation alternately serene and dramatic, a reverie whose moods hung together” (Martin Hoyle, Financial Times review, August 2014).

“Truls Mørk shows an infinite amount of musicianship… the Norweigian cellist develops a round and velvety rough sound, time and time again. A great artist at work, getting to the heart of the Brahms discourse.” (Julian Sykes, Le Temps, March 2014)

“Truls Mørk has tremendous stature as a recitalist. Technical control is one thing, but the compelling quality throughout this programme was the

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“In Schumann’s Cello Concerto the Norwegian Truls Mørk provided playing that was emotionally rapt and technically assured… Mørk’s absorbed dedication made it into a meditation alternately serene and dramatic, a reverie whose moods hung together” (Martin Hoyle, Financial Times review, August 2014).

“Truls Mørk shows an infinite amount of musicianship… the Norweigian cellist develops a round and velvety rough sound, time and time again. A great artist at work, getting to the heart of the Brahms discourse.” (Julian Sykes, Le Temps, March 2014)

“Truls Mørk has tremendous stature as a recitalist. Technical control is one thing, but the compelling quality throughout this programme was the intense personal conviction both he and Christian Ihle Hadland conveyed... Mørk enthralled the audience from the first to last note. By turns tender, introverted, fiery and passionate, he constantly propelled us forward on this compelling epic journey. ” (Joanne Talbot, The Strad, September 2013)

“Truls Mørk… is on exceptional form here. Particularly in the 2003 Cello Concerto, he combines a seemingly flawless technical command with a real passion for the music. He delivers some truly beautiful sounds with his 1723 Montagnana, from icicles of harmonics to bronzed bass figures, yet there is a clarity and cleanness to everything he articulates…Strongly recommended.” (The Strad, June 2009)

“Technically exacting, it is stunningly played by the great cellist, Truls Mork, who gives an equally commanding account of the first 'concerto', Herma.” (Yorkshire Post, May 2009)

“Mørk’s realisation is gripping and inexorable.” (The Scotsman, May 2009)
 
“It goes without saying that the performance here by Truls Mørk… is a towering achievement in which every single detail has been worked out carefully… the sound is spectacular. (MusicWeb-International, May 2009)

“Mørk’s cello playing, delicate yet forceful, is a treat in itself.” (The Daily Telegraph)