Violinist, composer, and virtuoso facilitator
Meet Bjarke Falgren, fourfold Grammy Award winner and one of Denmark’s best and most recognized violin-virtuosos.
Since the age of 7, Bjarke has dedicated himself passionately to mastering his instrument and the music that flows through his almost 300-year-old violin. Svend Asmussen – to many seen as the World’s greatest jazz violinist – enthusiastically designated him as his successor stating: “Bjarke Falgren is the hardest swingin´fiddler I have heard since Stuff Smith.” In 2017 he received “The Ellen and Svend Asmussen Prize” and the Trelleborg Culture Prize “Grundtvig-Marie prisen”.
Bjarke tours all around the world and has released 9 CDs. Furthermore, Bjarke writes and produces music for film and theatre, teaches in two music-conservatories and has worked with some of the biggest artists in Denmark and abroad.
Falgren is presently active as a solo artist and with Bjarke Falgren & Sönke Meinen duo, Paolo Russo & Bjarke Falgren duo, Hot N Spicy + Mads Mathias, Catbird, World On A String, Falgren Busk Duo, Små Oaser, Jens Lysdal duo/trio, Flamenco Passion, Ana Silvera & Bjarke Falgren duo, Filip Jens & Bjarke Falgren quintet plus numerous of other constellations.
He has also worked with:
Ana Silvera, Mike Sheridan, Mads Mathias, Mads Langer, Melanie C. (Spice Girls), Outlandish, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Fallulah, Smokie, Sir Cliff Richard, Rasmus Seebach, Cutfather, Chief 1, Remee, Chris Normann, Rugsted/Kreutzfeldt, Soluna Samay, L.I.G.A., Burhan G., Sanne, Bo Evers, Martin Brygman, Joey Moe, Johnny Madsen, Basim, Jens Lysdal, Gabriellas, Emilie Esther, Filur, Salem, Brødrene Olsen, Kaya Brüel, Big Fat Snake, Anne Dorte Michelsen, TV2, Christoffer Hoyer, The Dreams, Billy Cross, Paolo Russo, Nico Gori, Drengene fra Angora, Anette Bjergfeldt, Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen, Christian Brøns, Big Fat Snake, Poul Krebs, Billie Koppel, Catbird, Wonderbrazz, Aske Jacoby, Svend Skipper, Bryan Rice, Afenginn, Henrik Strube, Marie Carmen Koppel, Susi Hyldgaard, Peter Lund Madsen, Nikolaj Busk, Mikkel Nordsø, Odense Symphony Orchestra…and many others.