Gisle Kverndokk (1967) is widely regarded as Norway’s most productive and successful composer in the field of musical and opera. He began his carreeer at the age of 15 writing an opera for the Norwegian Broadcasting Co, and had his breakthrough as a composer at the age of 23 with The Falcon Tower. His musicals have had great success a.o. in Germany. He has also a considerable production of orchestral and vocal music. In 1993 his work Initiation won 1st prize in the composition for young composers at the ROSTRUM in Paris.
A selection of works: Opera: The Falcon Tower. George’s Marvellous Medicine. The fourth Watch of the Night. Around the world in 80 days. Max and Moritz (children’s opera). Musicals: Sophie’s World. Vincent. Dangerous Liaisons. Homeless, Martin L. Vocal church music: Mass. Nidarosmesse.
Link to Gisle Kverndokk’s site at mic.no (biography, work list, recordings and articles):
Link to Felix Bloch Erben – Verlag für Bühne und Funk