Carl Prisen 2024 nominations are out

Carl Prisen 2024 nominations are out
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The Carl Prisen 2024 nominations are out!

Edition Wilhelm Hansen congratulates all nominees. We are particularly proud to announce the five nominations in the Composer of the Year – Small ensemble and Big ensemble categories. 


Composer of the Year – Small ensemble


Niels Rosing-Schow for The Calls
for 18 solo voices
Text by Brendan Fernandes

The Calls is about the study of voices, and art's ability to oppose, question and demand peace.

Bent Sørensen for Blade Springer
for choir and string quartet
Text by Juliane Preisler

Beatifully nostalgic Blade Springer is a celebratory work for Regensen's 400 years. With his clear melodies, Sørensen digs into a forgotten youth, in a way only he can. 

Phillip Faber for Hvis nu lyset
for female choir (SSAAA)
Text by Helene Johanne Christensen

If the light within me is dark, will I learn to love the darkess, as if it was light?

Composer of the Year – Big ensemble


Rune Glerup for Almænsk
for sinfonietta and narrator
Text by Jokum Rohde

Almænsk is a story about the meanig of mortality. What would happen if we were to find the fountain of youth?


Peter Bruun for But always as it should be
for cello and sinfonietta

Rooted in a psalm written by Bruun himself, the cello concerto tell the story of a journey from the waters' depth to the quiet surface.


The Award ceremony will be held on April 30 in Copenhagen. 

Carl Prisen is awarded by the Danish Music Publishers’ Association. The prize was founded in 2013 and named after composer Carl Nielsen. Prizes are awarded to composers and songwriters in 15 different categories spanning different music genres.

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