The Norwegian guitarist, theorbo-player and mandolinist Jørgen Skogmo studied with Robert Brightmore and David Miller at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. As solo guitarist he has won several prestigious international prizes including Admira Young Guitarist of the Year and the 2002 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award.
In London he has played at the Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, the Young Vic and Wigmore Hall; in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre; and in Paris at the Palace of Versailles’ Royal Chapel.
He has appeared with the English Baroque Soloists (Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi 450), Gabrieli Consort and Players, the BBC Philharmonic, The King’s Consort, The Sixteen, Florilegium, the London Handel Orchestra, Ex Cathedra, Northern Sinfonia, English Touring Opera, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and I Fagiolini. He has also appeared at the BBC Proms under Sir Simon Rattle (Mahler’s Eighth Symphony), and at English National Opera (Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses), Glyndebourne Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid.
As mandolinist, he has recorded Schoenberg with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Robert Craft (Naxos). Other recordings, featuring theorbo or Baroque guitar, include Paul McCreesh’s version of Handel’s Tamerlano with Plácido Domingo (Opus Arte DVD) and Charivari Agréable’s Giuseppe Torelli: The Original Brandenburg Concertos (Signum Classics). In 2013 he released a debut solo recording, Intermesso, featuring works by Agustín Barrios, Antonio Lauro and Roland Dyens.
For more information, visit www.jorgenskogmo.com.