Dessner is exactly the kind of composer who personifies what might be next for classical music.
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
Without doubt, Bryce Dessner is one of classical music's most modern and versatile composers. A hugely successful guitarist for The National, his classical career is equally distinguished, having written for some of the finest ensembles in Europe and the US. Last year he was the first person to guest-curate a weekend of music at the spectacular Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
Concerto for Two Pianos
Dessner is a close collaborator with many of the soloists for whom he writes; this year's new Concerto for Two Pianos is no exception. Katia and Marielle Labèque, have just finished a European tour performing Dessner's El Chan. Now, Dessner has written a concerto for the sisters to be premiered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of John Storgårds on April 13.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orquesta Nacional de España, and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra are the co-commissioners of Bryce Dessner Concerto.
World Premiere with London Philharmonic Orchestra at London Royal Festival Hall 13th april 2018
Dresden. 16th, 17th June 2018
Paris. 17th, 18th October 2018
Orchestre de Paris
Madrid. 30th November, 1st, 2nd December 2018
Orquesta Nacional de España
Istanbul. 20th December 2018.
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra