Esaias Järnegard Recordings

Esaias Järnegard (*1983 in Sweden) finished his bachelor studies in composition in 2008 and his master in 2013 under the guidance of mainly Ming Tsao and Ole Lützow- Holm in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the years, different international master classes and lessons with teachers such as Chaya Czernowin, Claus-Stephan Mannkopf, Isabel Soverall, Dmitri Kourliandski, Franck Bedrossian etc. as well as private lessons with Pierluigi Billone.

His music has been performed and broadcasted in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, North America and Asia at festivals, concerts and radio transmissions such as Wittener tage für Neue Musik, Nordic Music Days, Gaudeamus music week and Tzlil Meudcan by ensembles and soloists such as Richard Craig, Peter Veale, Seth Josel, Hugo Ticciati, Karin Hellqvist, Gageego!, SurPlus, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Asamisimasa, Vertixe Sonora, Handwerk, VocalLab Nederland and Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.

Esaias Järnegard has over the years been supported with grants from (among others), STIM (Swedish performing rights society), Swedish Composers Society, Swedish Royal Music academy, Artists grant committee, Katz Cultural fund, Laborers Unions culture fund and many more. His
music won the Turku Nordic Choir Competition and has been nominated or short-listed to prizes and festivals such as Gaudeamus Music Week (the Netherlands), Chamber Music Seinäjoki (Finland), Academy Schloss Solitude (Germany), Young Nordic Music (three times), Nordic Music
Days, Wittener Tage für neue musik (Germany), Tzlil Meudcan (Israel), Internationel Moscow Ensemble Academy, FORUM 2010 with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Canada). There has been portrait or focus concerts of his music in USA (Oberlin), Germany (Cologne), Sweden (Stockholm) and France (Paris).

Currently Esaias is working on a prize-award commission from the American Switchensembleand a trio for Hellqvist-Amaral-Choi.

Apart from Composing, Esaias is co-artistic director of new music KALV-festival, and Artistic advisor to the new music ensemble Gageego! as well as on the editorial board of the journal Nutida Musik, in which he continuously writes essays and is active as a music critic.

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