Truls Mørk
Cello

"Mork is a player of angelic grace and purity of tone... he had no trouble with its virtuoso demands, throwing off the cadenza with tremendous bravura." (The Telegraph, April 2012)

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 2014/15 season, performances include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), Residentie Orkest (Neeme Järvi), NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg (Krzysztof Urbański) and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Vasily Petrenko), as well as returns to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, both under David Zinman. He also embarks on a tour of Spain with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Jiří

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During the 2014/15 season, performances include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), Residentie Orkest (Neeme Järvi), NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg (Krzysztof Urbański) and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Vasily Petrenko), as well as returns to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, both under David Zinman. He also embarks on a tour of Spain with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Jiří Bělohlávek).

Mørk recently toured with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss Jansons to London and Paris, and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, which included the 2014 BBC Proms, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Tivoli Festival.

A committed performer of contemporary music, he gave the UK premiere of Rautavaara’s Towards the Horizon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012. This work was recorded for Ondine with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under John Storgårds and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

His most recent recordings include the Shostakovich 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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Contacts

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)