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BIOGRAPHY

Highlights of the 2013/14 season include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), Philharmonia Orchestra (Jakub Hrůša), Wiener Symphoniker (James Gaffigan) and Münchner Philharmoniker (Lionel Bringuier). Truls Mørk will tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Mariss Jansons) and with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Neeme Järvi), where he performs Brahms’ Double Concerto with Vadim Repin. 

In North America, Mørk collaborates with Vadim Repin in summer 2013 performing Brahms’ Double Concerto at the Mostly Mozart Festival under David Afkham, and with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Kent Nagano) as well as a return to The Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin) which will include a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Mørk makes a return to both the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony in 2014, which will be followed by a European tour with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis.

Last season saw Truls Mørk as Artist in Residence with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra – the orchestra’s first project of this kind. He has also recently collaborated with Lisa Batiashvili performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (including a summer festival tour) and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

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.

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REVIEWS

“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)