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Our 51st Year

Emilio and Cara Colón
Jonathan Godfrey
Rachel Halvorson
Stephen Hamilton
Mary Jo Heath
Thorwald Jørgensen
Geneva Lewis and Gabriel Martins
Ann Morrison
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Richard Sherman
Vijay Venkatesh
Matthew Vickers

Thorwald Jørgensen

Thorwald Jørgensen

Thorwald Jørgensen is known as one of the leading classical theremin players in the world. Since the playing technique also resembles that of a string instrument, Thorwald was coached by Saskia Boon, former cellist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Having a busy concert schedule, Thorwald has played to great reviews as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral thereminist in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Russia.

Thorwald is an advocate for new theremin repertoire and composers from all over the world have written pieces for him. Recently Thorwald also started composing himself, resulting in several solo pieces for theremin. His first composition, Distant Shores for theremin, voice and loop-station was an instant success and was recorded for TV and radio in Canada, Croatia, Turkey, Australia, Russia, USA and the Netherlands.

The theremin, named after its inventor Leon Theremin, is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the performer.