The Norwegian national Truls Mørk began by taking lessons from his father. He later continued his studies with Frans Helmerson, Heinrich Schiff and Natalia Shakhowskaya. At the start of his career he won various competitions, including the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1982), the Cassado Cello Competition in Florence (1983) and the Naumberg Competition in New York (1986).
Truls Mørk frequently performs with the world’s leading orchestras, such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with well-known conductors, such as Myung-Whun Chung, Mariss Jansons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano and Christoph Eschenbach. Truls Mørk gives regular cello recitals in the major concert halls and best known festivals worldwide. A determined champion of contemporary music, he has taken part in more than 30 premiere performances.
The list of Truls Mørk’s recordings is impressive. It comprises many of the great cello concertos for labels such as Virgin Classic, EMI and Deutsche Grammophon, recordings that have won many international awards – Gramophone, Grammy, MIDEM and ECHO Klassik. His most recent recordings are of concertos by Shostakovich with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko and works by Massenet with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Neeme Järvi.
Last updated: March 2017