Matias Vestergård Hansen works published by Edition·S

We are proud to represent works by Matias Vestergård Hansen

Matias Vestergård Hansen / Photo: Pete Lamberto

Matias Vestergård Hansen (b.1989) is a rarity on the new music scene – a composer fluent yet flexible, captivating yet discerning. Not yet graduated from the Academy, he has written a fresh-faced comic opera that draws on styles ranging from polyphony to cabaret, while creating probing small-scale works that explore some of the very basics of sound. In between, his chamber and vocal works show invention and inspiration in equal measure while revealing a meticulous musical brain. 

Matias studied composition with Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow and Simon Løffler at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he also received instruction from Thomas Adès and originally enrolled as an undergraduate pianist under the tutorship of Amalie Malling. He has written for the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, the Esbjerg Ensemble, FIGURA Ensemble, Ensemble Recherche, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Danish Theatre, for which he wrote the ballet De Glemte Børn (‘The Forgotten Children’) in 2017 while still a student at the Academy. 

Matias is the recipient of grants from The Augustinus Foundation and the Odd Fellow Lodge, is the winner of FIGURA Ensemble and Edition Borup-Jørgensen’s Workshop Prize, has twice been selected as the Danish representative of UNM and will soon see an album of his works released by Dacapo Records. 

More about the composer and works here