Christensen, Christian Winther International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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He studied composition at the Royal Danish Conservatoire with Bent Sørensen, Niels Rosing-Schow, Hans Abrahamsen and Hans-Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg as well as at the Paris Conservatoire with Frédéric Durieux. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles and orchestras such as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester, Ensemble Mosaik, ensemble recherche, London Sinfonietta, Distractfold, DissonArt, Curious Chamber Players, Defunensemble, Uusinta, Oslo Sinfonietta, Aleph, Alternance, 2e2m, Athelas Sinfonietta, and SCENATET, at festivals and in venues such as Tage für Neue Musik, MATA Festival, Klangspuren, ISCM World Music Days, Festival di Nuova Musica, Nordic Music Days, UNM Festival, SPOR, Athelas New Music Festival, PULSAR, and Gong Tomorrow. The composer has received the Akademie der Künste Berlin Kunstpreis (2020), the H.C. Lumbye/Agerby grant (2019), Léonie Sonning’s Talent Prize, Schierbeck Prize, and grants for artistic work from the Danish Arts Foundation. 

Selected works: String Quartet (2002–3), Don’t Look Back for bass clarinet, trombone, violin and cello (2006), Find Holger Danske for choir (2006), Maskinen for accordion, video and electronics (2007), A Fall from the Perfect Ground for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2003–7), Heiliger Dankgesang for string quartet and electronics (2006–7), Stu for piano (2008), Concerto for Two Pianists for two pianos and orchestra (2008), Knocking Out of Heavens Door for acoustic and electric guitar (2008), The Documentation about Apu Sarkar for soprano, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, double bass and piano (2008–9), In my Presence for ensemble (2009), Being Apu Sarkar for saxophone, percussion and piano (2009), String Trio (2008–9), Festmusik – mit japanischem Geist und deutschem Akzent for ensemble (2010), Andante con moto for alto flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano (2010), Nachtmusik for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2011–12), Piano Preludes for piano and electronics (2012–15), Täuschung for cello and accordion with electronics (2012), A Small Monument for a Symphony for chamber orchestra (2012), Concerto for a Movie Loop for orchestra and video projection (2012), Cadenza for cello and electronics (2013), Pre-Air on the G String for string ensemble (2013), Sextet for clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2010–14), Chromatische Weltmusik for cello, accordion and orchestra (2013–14), Four Hyperrealistic Songs for alto flute, bass clarinet, harp, piano, cello and electronics (2014–15), Hymns and Spectral Song for alto flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello and electronics (2015–16), Almost in G for alto flute, bass clarinet, percussion, acoustic guitar, piano, violin and cello (2016), Choralefor acoustic guitar, electric guitar, alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2016–17), Freunde for four musicians (2018), Piano Concerto (2018), Dark Sleep for voice, guitar and two small screens (2018–19), Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2011–19).