Bolivar Hall

Recital at Bolivar Hall friday march 8 at 19.30

Bolívar Hall 54 Grafton Way London W1T 5DL

Recital and a show of scores by the two nineteenth century danish composers Henrik Rung and Søffren Degen.

Bolivar Hall


Leo Brouwer (1939-) Un Dia de Noviembre

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) Hommage á Tarrega

Kim Helweg Andagio

Emilio Pujol Vilarrubi (1886-1980) Guajira

Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944) Gavota, Una Limosina por el amor de Dios

Søffen Degen (1816-1885) March


Luigi Legnani (1790-1877) Fantasie brilliante e facile op. 19

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Scottish Choro, Prelude no. 1

Henrik Rung (1807-71) Polonaise op. 2, no. 1

Joaquin Malats (1872-1912) Serenata Espanola

Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916) Spanish Dance no. 5

About Jens Bang-Rasmussen

Jens Bang-Rasmussen has appeared as classical guitar soloist on six continents.

This year he entertained the Queen of denmark with a solo performance on Her Majesty’s birthday.

During his twenty-year international career, he has achieved great success and recognition for his amazing musicality and his fine guitar playing.

An invitation to give a recital at the Moscow Conservatory, gave Jens international prestige that started an extensive international career. Jens has recently toured China, Japan and the United States. In the U.S. Jens  has lectured at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Jens Bang-Rasmussen is a world-class musician. The Nordic Tradition is his natural source of inspiration and stimulates his extraordinary ability to develop his talent. He is recognized worldwide for his beautiful sound, creative energy, and his substantial, sensitive and crystal clear interpretation of the classical guitar repertoire. His career includes solo-, chamber appearances and master classes world wide (U.S.A, Russia, Bulgaria, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Sweden, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Japan, Iceland, Denmark, Kenya, Ireland, Turkey, Canada, Malaysia and Australia)

Jens Bang-Rasmussen is considered a most distinguished interpreter of music from the nineteenth century Nordic tradition. He has per­formed this music worldwide.

Jens Bang Rasmussen’s field of specialization is the nineteenth cen­tury Nordic guitar repertoire. Jens Bang-Rasmussen has published the complete works of Danish composers Henrik Rung (1807-71) and Soffren Degen (1816-85). Both editions are substantial contri­butions to musicology.

Jens Bang Rasmussen has recorded solo-, chamber works and songs by Henrik Rung with outstanding Danish artists. The CD was sold down in 3 months (Classico. DK)

His second CD Romantic Guitar Sonatas was appointed CD of the week in Danish National Radio.

Three more CD’s are released Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann, 1. Nordic music for cello and guitar Nordic Colors, 2. Solo CD master pieces for classical guitar, 3. works by Norwiegian composer Tormod Sæverud for cello and guitar.

He has worked with outstanding musicians from Julliard School of Music, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Soloists, The Royal Philharmonic orchestra in Copenhagen and The Radio Orchestra of Copenhagen.

Appears regularly on TV, in radio and major newspapers

He has received awards from the Fulbright Commission, the Denmark American Foundation, the Danish State Music Council, the Højsgaard Foundation, the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, the Elli and Ove Christensens Award and the Jacob Gade’s Award.

Jens Bang-Rasmussen has been invited to perform in festivals with guitarists such as Manuel Barreuco, Eduardo Fernández, John Holmquist, Nicholas Goluses, Michael Lorimer Nikolay Komolyatov etc.

Contemporary Danish composers has composed and dedicated music to Jens Bang-Rasmussens repertoire.

Jens Bang-Rasmussen (appearances)


Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center 1993

The Moscow Conservatory 1995

Festival Intenacional de Guitarre Cuenavaca (Mexico) 1996

Teatro Colon, Buernos Aires 1998

Ibero American Festival 1998

Palacio de la Guitarre, Japan 1998

Guitar in Russia, Voronezh (Judge) 2000

Dr. Brian Jeffery invited him to publish on Tecla Editions

Tour in Ireland, spring 2004

Tour in Japan 2003-04-05

Ordu Guitar Festival 2005

Sofia, Bulgaria 2005

METU international Guitar Festival 2006

Tour to Canada, Malaysia and Australia 2007

Manhattan School of Music 2008

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