Stensgaard, Kai

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Kai Stensgaard

Biography

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Country: Denmark

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Website: http://www.marimba.dk/start_side.html



Kai Stensgaard is internationally recognized as a leading concert marimbist and composer. He has been giving concerts and master classes all over U.S.A, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina and Europe with concerts such places as Centro National de las Artes in Mexico City, Simon Bolivár en Mexico City and The Purcell Room at Royal Festival Hall in London along with numerous radio and television broadcasts. He has produced six CDs displaying the marimba's myriad of textures.

His many compositions and arrangements for marimba are being performed by marimbists from all over the world. He is one of the pioneers in six mallet playing, and he has composed several works for six mallets, among those ..Concierto Mexicano.. for marimba and Orchestra. He also premiered many works for marimba, among those a concerto for marimba and orchestra ..Ballet in Dark.. by Martin Knakkergaard. This piece was later choreographed for performance on the stage by a dancer from the Royal Danish Ballet. The project ..Marimbas on Tour.. is a concert tour he has done several times in Denmark and Mexico together with Marimba Nandayapa, Mexico.

His six CDs are displaying a wide range of Kai Stensgaard's performance repertoire. Among this repertoire are several pieces featuring the six-mallet grip, in which Kai Stensgaard is a specialist. In 2005 he has completed the ..Concierto Mexicano.. for marimba and Symphony Orchestra.

CDs: Marimba Classic, Ballet in Dark, Singing Wood, Calabash, Marimbamboo and Marimba Music by Kai Stensgaard.[1]



Works for Percussion

Concierto MexicanaOrchestra; Marimba
Flight 206 to Paris
Frutta FrescaPercussion Duo; Vibraphone; Marimba
Latin Hebaj – Marimba
Manzanilla – Marimba
Pieces of Wood – Marimba; Saxophone
Salsa Mexicana – Marimba
Spanish Dance – Marimba
Spanish DancesPercussion Trio; Marimba
Summerwind – Marimba
Triglyf I – Marimba
Two Myan DancesPercussion Sextet; Marimba

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