Göran Marcusson received international acclaim for the first time in 1987, winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in United States. Marcusson currently holds a position in Göteborg Wind Orchestra in addition to presenting solo concerts and masterclasses around the world.
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A versatile flutist, Göran Marcusson worked as bricklayer and tram driver before he fully devoted himself to music at the late age of 24. He received international acclaim for the first time in 1987, winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in United States. Later Marcusson won an award at Crussell week in Finland and in 1991 a prize at the Bodensee Music Competition. In 1992, the same year he received his Soloist Diploma from the University of Gothenburg, he received a prize at the Vienna Music Competition and was awarded a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the master class of James Galway.
His debut album, The Swedish Romantic Flute, including his adaption of The Herdsmaiden’s Dance by H. Alfvén and received rave reviews. Among his seven solo albums is The American Sonatas and Inspiration by Bach. His latest recording for the Naxos label with Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Melodies of a Silver Flute, features works by W.Stenhammar, Sibelius, Borodin and others.
Marcusson today holds a position in Göteborg Wind Orchestra besides giving concerts and masterclasses. In 2019 he will tour the U.S. presenting concerts in North Carolina and Georgia. In June, he will return for the 15th year to Wildacres, North Carolina for his annual masterclass. In August, he is will visit Taiwan for 8 concerts as part of the festival, ‘The Taiwan Connection’. In October, he will give the world premiere in Gothenburg on a flute concerto by composer Tina Andersson. Dedicated to Mr. Marcusson, the concerto is Based on the poetry of American- Swedish poet Carl Sandburg. He will also return to Newport Music Festival for his 22nd season.