Helgina 29.-30. juní, Mattias Wager organisti dómkirkjunnar í Stokkhólmi / organist at Stockholm Cathedral, Sweden

  1. og 30. júní, Mattias Wager organisti dómkirkjunnar í Stokkhólmi.

29th / 30th June Mattias Wager organist at Stockholm Cathedral, Sweden

 

LAUGARDAGINN 29. JÚNÍ KL. 12 / SATURDAY JUNE 29 @ 12 NOON

Efnisskrá/Program

Edgar Elgar 1685-1750

Imperial March op 32 arr. by G. Martin

Dimitri Shostakovich 1906-1975

Andante

version for organ solo by Mattias Wager

Jean Guillou 1930-2019

Au miroir des flûtes

From ”Jeux d’orgue”

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

Toccata and Fugue D minor BWB 565

 

Sunnudaginn 30. júní kl. 17:00 / Sunday June 30 at 5 pm

Edgar Elgar 1685-1750

Imperial March op 32

arr. by G. Martin


Jean Guillou 1930-2019

Au miroir des flûtes

From ”Jeux d’orgue”

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

Toccata and Fugue D minor BWB 565

Three improvisations on Icelandic melodies

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

Air

From Suite in D

Dimitri Shostakovich 1906-1975 

Edvard Grieg 1843-1907 

Four Norwegian Dances op 35:

(Arr. For organ by Bjørn Andor Drage)

Allegro marcato

Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso

Allegro moderato alla marcia

Allegro molto

 

Mattias Wager fæddist í Stokkhólmi árið 1967. Hann lærði á orgel og stundaði nám í kirkjutónlist við Royal College of Music hjá kennurunum Torvald Torén og Anders Bondeman. Þaðan fór hann til Þýskalands og lærði hjá organistanum Johannes Geffert í Bonn og síðar hjá Naji Hakim í París, Frakklandi. Hann hefur unnið til fjölda verðlauna á alþjóðlegum vettvangi og meðal annars til þrennra fyrstu verðlauna: Árið 1995 í Organ Interpretation Competition í St Albans, Englandi, árið 1991 í The Improvisation Competitions í Strängnäs, Svíþjóð, og árið 1995 í París (Grand Prix d’improvisation „Pierre Cochereau”). Auk þess að starfa sem dómorganisti í Stokkhólmi hefur Mattias Wager komið fram á tónleikum, masterclass-námskeiðum og orgelhátíðum víða um Evrópu og í Brasilíu. Hann hefur kennt orgelleik og spuna við fjóra helstu tónlistarháskóla Svíþjóðar. Hann hefur sérstakan áhuga á samstarfi við aðra listamenn, meðal annars slagverksleikarann Anders Åstrand og söngvarann og kórstjórann Gary Graden en saman hafa þeir stofnað tríó með aðaláherslu á spuna. Mattias hefur einnig samið tónlist fyrir nokkur leikrit sem hafa notið velgengni. Mattias Wager hefur frá árinu 2017 kennt við The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Frá árinu 1995 hefur Mattias Wager margoft komið til íslands til tónleikahalds, upptöku geisladiska og orgelkennslu. Honum til mikillar ánægju er hann gestatónlistarstjóri Alþjóðlegs Orgelsumars 2019 ásamt Herði Áskelssyni.

English:

Mattias Wager was born in Stockholm in 1967. He studied Organ and Church Music at the Royal College of Music under Torvald Torén and Anders Bondeman. Later, he also studied with Johannes Geffert in Bonn and in Paris with Naji Hakim. His achievements include three first prizes in international competitions: in the 1995 Organ Interpretation Competition in St Albans, England, and in the improvisation competitions in 1991 in Strängnäs, Sweden, and 1995 in Paris (Grand Prix d’improvisation “Pierre Cochereau”). Beside his work as Cathedral organist in Stockholm, Mattias Wager gives concert performances and masterclasses at festivals and other prestigious venues throughout Europe and has also given several concerts in Brazil. He has been teaching organ and improvisation at the four major Music Colleges in Sweden. Mattias Wager takes a particular interest in cooperating with other artists, for example percussionist Anders Åstrand and singer/choirmaster Gary Graden, together with whom he has formed a trio focusing on improvisation. He has also composed music for several successful theatre plays. Since 1995, Mattias Wager has been a regular guest in the Icelandic organ world, performing, recording and teaching. Mattias Wager is proud to be Visiting Artistic Director of the Organ Summer 2019 in Hallgrímskirkja, together with resident Master of Music Hörður Áskelsson. Since 2017, Mattias Wager has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.