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Sunleif Rasmussen

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

...The composer has [...] placed and established Faroe Islands on the musical map - Peter Päffgen, Gitarre & Laute

...Sunleif Rasmussen incorporates the Faroese nature in his music with a tonal language originating from old songs and bird screams - Lotte Bichel, Berlingske tidende
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2015 Symphony no. 2 will be premiered as part of Helsinki Phlharmonic Orchestra’s celebration of Sibelius’ 150 year anniversary
  • 2013 Prelude for Brass performed by John Storgårds and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • 2013 featured composer at the Other Minds Festival
  • 2011 awarded the Mentanarvirðisløn Landsins - the Faroese Cultural Prize
  • 2009-2010 composer-in-residence at Ars Nova Copenhagen
  • 2008-2009 composer-in-residence at the Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra
  • 2004 visiting composer at the prestigious Korsholm Festival in Finland
  • 2002 Nordic Council Music Prize
  • 1997 three-year grant from the Danish State Arts Foundation

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