His compelling performances, combining fierce intensity, integrity, and grace, have established Truls Mørk as one of the pre-eminent cellists of our time. Initially taught by his father, he continued his studies with Frans Helmerson, Heinrich Schiff, and Natalia Schakowskaya, winning a number of competitions, including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1982), Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition in Florence (1983), the Unesco Prize at the European Broadcast Union Competition in Bratislava (1983), and the Naumburg International Cello Competition in New York (1986). He performs with the most distinguished orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Philharmonia Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. In North America he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. A great champion of contemporary music, he has premiered more than thirty works, including concertos by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Lasse Thoresen, Pavel Haas, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson. His impressive output of recordings features a diverse range of the cello’s repertoire and has earned him international awards, among others at the Gramophone, Grammy, Midem, and ECHO Klassik ceremonies. Truls Mørk plays the ‘Esquire’ cello made by Domenico Montagnana in Venice in 1723.
Svendsen: Orchestral Works, Volume 2
RAUTAVAARA, E.: Modificata / Incantations / Towards the Horizon (Storgards)
ATTERBERG: Cello Concerto / BRAHMS: String Sextet No. 2 (arr. for string orchestra)
BRITTEN: Orchestral Music
SAEVERUD: Cell Concerto / Symphony No. 8
HALLGRIMSSON, H.: Cello Concerto / Herma (Mork, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Storgards)