Kasper Søeborg Ohlsen
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- WOMEX 2017
- WOMEX 2016
- WOMEX 2015
- WOMEX 2014
- WOMEX 2012
- WOMEX 2011
- WOMEX 2010
- WOMEX 2009
- WOMEX 2008
- WOMEX 2007
- WOMEX 2006
- WOMEX 2005
- WOMEX 2003
Kasper Soeborg Ohlsen (born 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark) son of Bertel Soeborg Ohlsen, concertmaster and cello player in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, has been playing the guitar since 1970. His introduction to the classical guitar came through Joergen Bjoerslev, in 1981 finalist in the "Hommage a Segovia" competition Granada 81 , now teaching at Esbjerg Music Conservatory in Denmark. At the age of 16, Kasper also had the renowned Danish guitarist Finn Olafsson as his teacher, but as a whole Kasper Soeborg is self-taught as a musician and composer.
Over the years Kasper Soeborg's repertoire has spanned from psychedelic rock to computermusic, so one may say he has emerged from the "melting-pot" of jazz, fusion, flamenco, folk and classical with a style and spirit that is very much his own. From 1983-89 Kasper was able to express this "world-music" via the acoustic guitar trio TIRANDO. In the autumn 99 Spanish guitar and Flamenco studies in Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain, supported by "Statens Kunstfond" (the State Art-fondation of Denmark) developed his art. This has, since then, led to many travels to Andalusia, Spain. From 1989 Kasper Soeborg has been giving koncerts in Denmark, Sweeden, The Czech republic, Poland, France and the Kola-Peninsula over Moscow to Chuvashia in Russia. Also Canada ( as a part of "The SuperDanish" festival and New York in 2004 as well as several tours in Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. La Semaine de la Musique Instrumentale 2007 in Tunesia. International promotion at MIDEM (Cannes, France)1995-99,and 2003-5. International promotion at WOMEX 2003 and 2005 (Newcastle) and 2006 and 2007 (Sevilla).Womex 2008-12. La Semaine de la Musique Instrumentale 2007 in Tunesia and Bimbache OpenArt Worldmusic Festival El Hierro 2009+2011+2012+2013. Concerts with Trio Gallo, Kumar, Søeborg in DK, Sweden, France and Madrid 2014.
New CD with Nantha Kumar to be released late 2014.
Recordings: 7 CD’s . Publishing: 3 books with original compositions.
(for more info: http://www.olafssongs.dk and http://www.cyborg.dk
Kasper has a small high-tech recording studio in CPH. Portable equipment well-suited for live-recordings, acoustic concerts o.a. Mac- Computers for editing and mastering.
Kasper has been teaching both acoustic guitar and electric guitar for a number of years and is presently tutoring at D.A.R.K (Det Alternative Rytmiske Konservatorium) in Copenhagen.
Kasper Soeborg plays a Manuel Contreras ll 1995 guitar,model India and a Sobrinos De Domingo Esteso guitar 1974,and an Alhambra 6P -1999.And a handbuilt Ole Kehlet 2005 12-stringed guitar.