Martin Romberg (Norway)
Martin Romberg was born in Oslo in 1978. He is a graduated composer (mag.art) from the University of Music in Vienna, where he studied classical composition with Michael Jarrell and film music with Klaus Peter Sattler.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, Romberg has worked nationally and internationally as a composer, conductor, music publisher and writer. Currently he is music director and curator of the Rosecastle outside Oslo.
His music, which is described as neo-romantic, has been performed by e.g. Trio Medieval, Det Norske Jentekor, The Astana Symphony Orchestra, The Bergen Phiharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Shanghai Wanfang Youth Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Régional d’Avignon, Telemark Chamber Orchestra, Nizhni Novgorod Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, The Mariinsky Orchestra.
In July 2015, Romberg’s 60 min. orchestral work “Homériade” closed the world’s largest performing arts festival in Avignon, France.
Romberg’s music has been released on three CDs, respectively on LAWO classics and KLARTHE Paris. This includes music for piano solo, recorded by the French pianist Aimo Pagin (2011), music for choir sung by Grex Vocalis, Det Norske Jentekor and Kammerkoret NOVA (2015), and the orchestral oratorio Homériade with Robin Renucci and orchestre Régional d’Avignon (2015).
In 2008 and 2016, Romberg was awarded the Norwegian state’s work grant for popular composers. In April 2007 he won the composer competition at De Unges Konsert in Bergen, and in November the same year a prize from Paul Woitschach’s foundation for symphonic entertainment music in Berlin. In 2016, his violin concerto “Poemata Minora” was chosen as the musical piece of the year in NOPA.