Exceptional cello/piano duo music from 1911-1918 by 4 female composers Release 19th January 2024
Whether as a soloist, accompanist or chamber music partner, Søren Rastogi is one of the most sought after pianists in Denmark. He has performed with conductors such as Christian Mandeál, Douglas Bostock, Christian Kluxen, Benjamin Shwartz, Mathias Aeschbacher, Ed Spanjaard, Jayce Ogren, Peter Feranec and Thomas Søndergaard and has command of a repertoire span- ning Mozart, Schumann, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Gershwin.
In 2023, Søren achieved a signiﬁcant milestone when he served as the soloist in the ﬁrst recording of Paul von Klenauʼs piano concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Hans Graf. This achievement underlines his dedication to exploring lesser-known musical treasures.
A notable collaboration for Søren Rastogi was with baritone Johannes Weisser, resulting in the well-received CD “Visiting Grieg.” This record- ing earned enthusiastic reviews, including accolades from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and the title of “CD of the Month” from Classic FM. He has furthermore shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as Vilde Frang, Andreas Brantelid, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Sergei Dogadin, and Benja- min Schmid. Their performances have graced renowned festivals in Scandi- navia, including the Bergen International Festival, Stavanger Chamber Music Festival, Tivoli Summer Festival and Hardanger Chamber Music Festival.
Rastogi studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Tove Lønskov and Niklas Sivelöv and later in Berlin at Hochschule der Kün- ste with Pascal Devoyon. He graduated from RDAM with the highest grades
n 2005. He has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Danish Music Critics Association,
the 5th Nordic Piano Competition, and the Mendelssohn Competition Berlin.
Rastogi is associate professor in piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen and is a deeply committed piano pedagogue and has given masterclasses throughout Scandinavia, the United States and China.