Mark Solborg (b.1972) is a Danish/Argentinian guitarist, composer & teacher. Mark strives to create contemporary music that requires presence, and in different ways - with respect - challenges tradition, listener and musician. Music where the sum of the collective efforts is greater than the individual performance. A personal and unpolished approach is a key ambition. The main focus has been on Improvisation and texture in combination with complex contemporary writing. Solborg has, since 2000, as composer, leader or co-leader released 17 internationally praised albums with original works. Besides that a substantial amount of music for plays and film. Awards, prizes and nominations include Danish Arts Agency, The Spanish Cultural Ministry, Danish Music Awards Jazz, CPH Dox, a.o.
During 2000-15 he has written and developed music for the groups and projects Mark Solborg 4, On Dog (ITA/DK/LUX), Solborg/Skjødt - Omdrejninger (DK/DE/NO), Herb Robertson/Mark Solborg duo (DK/US), Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg (DK/ITA), Michael Rexen / Mark Solborg, Solborg 4+4+1 feat. Chris Speed and Hank Roberts (DK/N/US), Polyfonias (DK/E), moLd (DK/D), Mark Solborg Trio feat. Evan Parker & Herb Robertson (DK/UK/N/US), Solborg/Banke Duo, Short Story Compositions (Banke/Solborg duo with various poets. Jan Sonnergaard, Kristina Stolze, Pia Juul, a.o), Hopscotch (ITA/DK/CAN), poetry by Peter Wessel, Eva Tind og Adda Djørup, Revolver (DK/N/L), Ventilator, a.o.. The music has been performed at venues and festivals in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Latvia, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, UK, Malta, Spain, Italy, Poland, Syriah, USA, China, Brazil, a.o. by musicians from 12 different nations.