Pelle Prize - first time award celebration. KLANG and Wilhelm Hansen celebrate this year’s composer

KLANG 2017 rounds up the festival with the first award of the Pelle Prize


 

KLANG and Wilhelm Hansen celebrate this year's composer. In the spirit of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, we are celebrating a young artist who dares to meet the standards of the time.

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen passed away on 27th of June 2016, 83 years old. He was one of Denmark's most significant composers, and was more than anyone else, leading the new young generation of composers. He was a rebel artist who, especially towards the end of his life, achieved great success.

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen was very attached to KLANG festival, also through time had many of his pieces performed by different musicians. He had a great love for the quirky and uncompromising music created by young composers, and he frequently visited them afterwards to find out more about who they were.

 

Award ceremony - Pelle Prize 2017
Monday 5th of June, 22.30, KoncertKirken, Blågårds Plads 6A, 2200 Copenhagen N