Alþjóðlegt orgelsumar/International Organ Summer - Mattias Wager

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TÓNLIST EFTIR/ MUSIC BY: Edward Elgar, Dimitri Shostakovich, Jean Guillou og/and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Mattias Wager was born in Stockholm in 1967. He studied Organ and Church Music at the Royal College of Music under Torvald Torén and Anders Bondeman. Later, he also studied with Johannes Geffert in Bonn and in Paris with Naji Hakim.

Among his achievements in international competitions are included three first prizes:  in the 1995 Organ Interpretation Competition in St Albans, England, and in the improvisation competitions in 1991 in Strängnäs, Sweden and 1995 in Paris (Grand Prix d'improvisation "Pierre Cochereau").  

Beside his work as Cathedral organist in Stockholm, Mattias Wager gives concert performances and masterclasses at festivals and other prestigious venues throughout Europe and has also given several concerts in Brazil. He has been teaching organ and improvisation at the four major Music Colleges in Sweden. Mattias Wager takes a particular interest in cooperating with other artists, for example percussionist Anders Åstrand and singer/choirmaster Gary Graden, together with whom he has formed a trio focusing on improvisation.  He has also composed music for several successful theatre plays. 

Since 1995, Mattias Wager has been a regular guest in the Icelandic organ world, performing, recording and teaching. Mattias Wager is proud to be Visiting Artistic Director of the Organ Summer 2019 in Hallgrímskirkja, together with resident Master of Music Hörður Áskelsson.

Since 2017, Mattias Wager is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.


29. júní kl. 12.00:Edgar Elgar  1685?1750Imperial March op 32

arr. by G. Martin

Dimitri Shostakovich 1906-1975Andante

version for organ solo by Mattias Wager

Jean Guillou 1930-2019Au miroir des flûtes

From ”Jeux d’orgue”

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750   Toccata and Fugue D minor BWB 565