Profile composer of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2013-14 season. Born 1979. Studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Has distinguished himself as a distinct voice in Norwegian music, and has in relatively short time been awarded high-profile commissions by leading performers, ensembles and orchestras. Matre was one of two INTRO Composers in the period 2010-12. He was awarded the Edvard Prize in 2012 for his Clarinet Concerto ‘Inside Out’, and is featured as profile composer of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2013-14 season.
A selection of works: Clarinet Concerto. Four Miniatures for Orchestra. Händel Mixtapes : For two tape recorders and orchestra. Elegy for C. I. : For solo violin and piano. Atem : For ensemble.
Link to Ørjan Matre’s site at mic.no (biography, work list, recordings and articles):
(Photo: Siv Mannsaker)