Biography

Biography


After high school, Kasper Rofelt (b. 1982) trained in composition and music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with teachers including Bent Sørensen and Niels Rosing-Schow in his major subjects, as well as studies with Per Nørgård in 2006-2010 in parallel with the Academy. He has also studied with Simon Bainbridge and Philippe Leroux. He got his Master’s degree in 2010 and received his Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music in 2014. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree in English and musicology from the University of Copenhagen.


   Kasper Rofelt has composed a large quantity of works for many different types of instrumental configuration and in many genres. Cornerstone works in his production are the concertos for accordion and saxophone, symphony no. 1, a number of solo pieces for piano, accordion, guitar and percussion, not to mention a number of songs based on poems by Pia Tafdrup and Lorca. 

   Along with works for professional musicians and ensembles, Kasper Rofelt has also composed a number of works for children and youngsters.

   So far, his music has been played in all of the Scandinavian countries, the United States, the Baltic States as well as in Russia, China, Germany, France, the UK and Greece. 

   Among musicians and ensembles, he has written music for and collaborated with, we find for example:

 

   Recorder player Michala Petri

   Storstrøms Kammerensemble

   Odense Symphony Orchestra

   Cellist Toke Møldrup

   The French conductor Jean Thorel

   Concert organist David Sanger

   Violinist Christina Åstrand

   Pianist David Lau Magnussen

   Cellist Jakob Kullberg

   The classical accordionist Bjarke Mogensen

   Cellist Andreas Brantelid

   The Århus Sinfonietta

   The Esbjerg Ensemble

   The Diamond Ensemble

   The recorder player Pernille Petersen

   Flutist Jennifer Dill

   MYTHOS Accordion Duo

   The classical accordionist Andreas Borregaard

   The Danish Horntrio

   Recorder player Bolette Roed

   



   Kasper Rofelt has received a number of grants and awards, including an award from the Danish Arts Council in 2018 for his cello concerto 'Night Phase', a Sonning Scholarship in 2014 and several grants because of his artistic contribution to contemporary classical music.


Discography

Kasper Rofelt: The song I'll never sing

Bjarke Mogensen, Christina Åstrand, Toke Møldrup, MYTHOS

Dacapo Records 8.226564


DIALOGUE. EAST MEETS WEST

Chen Yue, Michala Petri

OUR Recordings 6.220600



Awards and grants

Danish Arts Foundation Award 2018 for the cello concerto 'Night Phase'. 


Léonie Sonning Scholarship 2014 worth 60.000 kroner for further artistic development


Astrid & Aksel Agerbys Mindelegat for  "considerable artistic contributions"


Grant from Jeanette & Lars Dyremoses Harmonikafond for works for the classical accordion