PER DYBRO SØRENSEN, Danish guitarist and composer born in 1953.
THE GUITAR PLAYER
Studied Guitar at The Royal College of Music in Århus, Denmark, with Maria Kämmerling, diploma 1979. Joined the soloist class of Konrad Ragossnig at the “Musikakademie der Stadt Basel” receiving Concert Diploma in 1981.
Has given first performances of solo works by Danish composers such as Axel Borup-Jørgensen, Vagn Holmboe, Lars Hegaard and Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm as well as first Danish performances of works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Hans-Werner Henze, André Jolivet, and Luciano Berio. And he has given concerts in Europe and North America.
Member of the Corona Guitar Quartet.
Per Dybro Sørensen has – since writing music for the theatre in the 1980’s – tried to develop a personal way of writing music. These efforts resulted in the work ”Like a transient punctuation” in 2012. This work develops a technique of variation, based on the infinite row of Per Nørgård. In 2012-14 he has studied composition with the danish composer Peter Bruun. In 2016 his work Machinery reached the finale of the Timo Korhonen International Composition Competition. In 2019 his work Conversation in Spring won the 2nd price in “2nd Beethoven Composers Competition at the Buda Castle” in Budapest.
His works have been performed at the Open Days Festival, Denmark 2014 and 2016, “Young Sound Artists of Northern Jutland” 2015, The Suså Festival, Denmark 2016, at Sound Ways in Saint Petersburg in 2017 and at Beethoven in Buda Festival in Budapest in 2019. He is a member of the Danish Composers Union