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Martin Fröst

SPCO Artistic Partner

Clarinetist, conductor and Sony Classical recording artist, Martin Fröst is known for pushing musical boundaries and has been described by The New York Times as having “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist — perhaps any instrumentalist — in my memory.” Fröst has perfrormed with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestre National de France and regularly collaborates with leading international artists including Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Leif Ove Andsnes, Roland Pöntinen, Maxim Rysanov and Antoine Tamestit.

Fröst will be Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra starting in the 2019.20 season. Known for artistic collaborations worldwide, this season he continues as Artistic Partner with both the SPCO and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras. In 2018.19 Fröst will appear in some of the world’s most important concert venues including the Barbican Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Tour partners for the upcoming season include the BBC Symphony Orchestra with concerts in Spain and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Switzerland. In 2019 Fröst will record a new album with transcriptions of Vivaldi arias, inventing a place for the clarinet in the baroque operatic repertoire.

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