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2014: Biographies Nordic Mass (About the performer)

Toke Møldrup (33) has won several international competitions and given concerts in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Musikverein and the Berlin Konzerthaus.

2014: Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir (About the performer)

Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, a professional ensemble of selected singers from throughout the Nordic countries, was established in 2005, and has since become one of the most distinguished classical ensembles in the region.

2014: Katrine Gislinge (About the performer)

Katrine Gislinge graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen 1990 and pursued further studies with eminent teachers including Seymour Lipkin in New York, Boris Berman at Yale and Peter Feuchtwanger in London.

2014: Bent Sørensen (About the performer)

Bent Sørensen studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark.

2014: Robert Kulek (About the performer)

Robert Kulek is an American pianist of Latvian origin.

2014: Kristina Mkhitaryan (About the performer)

Kristina Mkhitaryan studied with Ruzanna Lisician at Gnessin Musical College, one of the oldest and most prestigious conservatories in Russiand.

2014: Paul Hillier (About the performer)

Paul Hillier is from Dorset in England and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

2014: YXUS Ensemble (About the performer)

YXUS Ensemble was established in early 2013 as a successor of NYYD Ensemble – the principal ensemble for contemporary music in Estonia 1993–2012.

2014: Theatre of Voices (About the performer)

Theatre of Voices was founded by Paul Hillier in 1990 and re-established in Denmark when Hillier moved there in 2003.

2014: Vilos Trio (About the performer)

Vilos Trio was founded in 2011 by Lithuanian violinist Dalia Dedinskaite and cellist Gleb Pyöniak and Norwegian pianist Ole Christian Haagenrud.

2014: The Engegård Quartet (About the performer)

The Engegård Quartet was formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2006, and performed at the Bergen Festival and the Oslo Chamber Music Festival in their very first season.

2014: Terje Tønnesen (About the performer)

Terje Tønnesen plays an important role in the Nordic music scene through his function as artistic director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and honorable musical director of Camerata Nordica, Sweden.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1977 and has established itself as one of the foremost chamber orchestras on the international classical music scene.

2014: Daniel Hope (About the performer)

Daniel Hope was born in South Africa and raised and educated in England, where he earned degrees at the Royal Academy of Music.

2014: Hervé Niquet (About the performer)

Hervé Niquet created the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel in 1987 with the goal of reviving the French grand motet.

2014: Colin Currie (About the performer)

Colin Currie has from his earliest years forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion.

2014: Tor Erik Seime Pettersen (About the performer)

Tor Erik Seime Pettersen studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, at the University of Stavanger and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

2014: Mari Poll (About the performer)

Mari Poll was born in Estonia, and graduated at the Royal College of Music in London.

2014: Mari Eriksmoen (About the performer)

Mari Eriksmoen studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, at the Concervatoire National Superieur in Paris and at the Royal Danish Academy of Opera in Copenhagen, where she graduated in 2010.

2014: Isabelle Faust (About the performer)

After winning the prestigious Leopold Mozart and Paganini competitions at an early age, Isabelle Faust was soon invited to appear with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo.

2014: Alexander Melnikov (About the performer)

Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire under Lev Naumov.

2014: Víkingur Ólafsson (About the performer)

Víkingur Ólafsson holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School.

2014: Navarra String Quartet (About the performer)

The Navarra String Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2002.

2014: Øystein Birkeland (About the performer)

Øystein Birkeland has throughout the years practiced as a chamber musician and soloist in a broad range of musical genres.

2014: Johan Reuter (About the performer)

Johan Reuter trained in Copenhagen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Opera Academy, and began his career in the vocal ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen.

2014: Jan Philip Schulze (About the performer)

Jan Philip Schulze is equally successful in his career as soloist, chamber musician and as accompanist of singers.

2014: Sitkovetsky Piano Trio (About the performer)

Sitkovetsky Piano Trio is a collaboration between three young musicians who share a passion for chamber music.

2014: Helsingfors Barockorkester (About the performer)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra was founded in 1997.

2014: Julia Lezhneva (About the performer)

Julia Lezhneva studied at the Moscow Conservatory and completed her education at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

2014: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (About the performer)

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (born 1994) started playing the violin at the age of five, but at the age of 14 he chose the viola as his main instrument.

2014: Eugene Ugorski (About the performer)

Eugene Ugorski was born in 1989 in St Petersburg, and moved with his family to San Diego at the age of five.

The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1963 by former students of the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest.

2014: Natalie Clein (About the performer)

Natalie Clein was born in the UK and came to widespread attention at the age of sixteen when she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians.

2014: Guro Kleven Hagen (About the performer)

Guro Kleven Hagen (born 1994) has already received numerous awards in Norwegian and international competitons.

2014: Ellen Sejersted Bødtker (About the performer)

Ellen Sejersted Bødtker was educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Dartstellende Kunst Vienna, and at Indiana University, USA.

2014: Esbjerg Ensemble (About the performer)

The Esbjerg Ensemble was the first instance of a professional Danish chamber ensemble when it was established in 1967.

2014: Håkon Thelin (About the performer)

Håkon Thelin studied with Professor Knut Guettler at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

2014: London Sinfonietta (About the performer)

The London Sinfonietta’s mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent.

FREDRIKA BRILLEMBOURG, mezzo soprano, is known for her versatility in roles ranging from Carmen to Brangäne to Ligeti’s Mescalina.

BALDUR BRÖNNIMANN, conductor, was born in Switzerland and trained at the City of Basel Music Academy and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was subsequently appointed Visiting Tutor in Conducting.

2013: Tan Dun (composer) (About the performer)

TAN DUN (born 1957) is a composer/conductor from China, now based in New York. His works span the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions.



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