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Kim André Arnesen

Kim André Arnesen
b. 1980


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Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen specialises in choral music * Has a growing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic * Music is written in an accessible melodic style and demonstrates a richly expressive vein * Grew up in Trondheim, now Oslo-based * Sang as chorister at the Nidaros Cathedral and studied at the Trondheim Music Conservatory * Composed music for the award-winning TV special Christmas in Norway in 2013 * In the USA his music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in conjunction with DCINY, by the St Olaf Choir in Minnesota, at the Oregon Bach Festival and at The White House for president Barack Obama * Composer residencies including with the Denver-based choral ensemble Kantorei for 2015/16 season

Works by Kim André Arnesen include:
Holy Spirit Mass (2017) for SATB chorus, piano and strings
Looking Ahead: release of a Naxos disc devoted to his music in January 2018, sung by Kantorei; choral commissions include Ubi caritas et amor for Athens Master Chorale (Georgia, US) in December and a new work for Southwestern Music Festival (Texas, US) in February 2018
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