Truls Mørk, cello

Truls Mørk's reputation as a cellist of fierce intensity and grace has been built on performances throughout the world. He is a celebrated artist who performs with the most distinguished orchestras, including the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Dresden, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and Wiener Symphoniker. In North America he has worked with the orchestras of Boston, Los Angeles, New York Philharmonic, Chicago, and Cleveland, among others.

Truls Mørk is a committed performer of contemporary music who has championed the cello concertos of Henri Dutilleux, Pavel Haas, Hafliði Hallgrimsson, John McCabe, Krzysztof Penderecki, Matthias Pintscher, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Lasse Thoresen. He has made numerous recordings, mostly for Virgin Classics. In 2002, he received a Grammy Award for his Britten Cello Suites, and 2011 an ECHO Klassik Award for his C.P.E. Bach Concerti.

He received the Sibelius Prize and the Norwegian Critics' Prize in 2011. Truls Mørk plays on the rare Domenico Montagnana ‘Esquire' (1723).

His recording of Einojuhani Rautavaara's 2nd Cello Concerto for Ondine received a Gramophone Award in 2012 and the ICMA Award (International Classical Music Award) in 2013.

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George Enescu
Symphonie Concertante for Cello and Orchestra
Symphony No. 1

Truls Mørk, cello
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
ODE 1198-2

Released 02/2015

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107
Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 126

Truls Mørk, cello
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
ODE 1218-2

Released 04/2014

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Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cello Concerto No. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Percussion Concerto "Incantations"

Truls Mørk, cello
Colin Currie, percussion
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1178-2

Released 02/2012

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Hafliði Hallgrímsson
Cello Concerto

Truls Mørk, cello
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1133-2

Released 05/2009

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