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Alexander Won-Ho Kim
This young violinist was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up in Münster, Germany. Among his teachers are Prof. Helge Slaatto, Prof. Antje Weithaas and Prof. Janine Jansen in Sion.
Alexander Won-Ho Kim can show several awards from national and international competitions and has already performed as a soloist with the Philharmonie der Nationen, with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
He has performed with chamber music partners such as Igor Levit and now in particular with Ensemble MidtVest, with which he has a regular collaboration.
Anne Mette Stæhr
Since Anne Mette Stæhr performed at LSF for the first time in 2014, she has further consolidated her reputation as one of the country’s leading chamber musicians – in particular in the context of vocal music. She is exceptionally versatile, working both as a soloist and chamber musician with the Danish symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. Her CD recordings have received excellent reviews, including an internationally acclaimed recording of all Sofia Gubaidulina’s works for solo piano. Most recently, Anne Mette has released a well-reviewed CD with Nordic songs & romances for violin and piano with Helge Slaatto.
Bjarne is one of the most profiled concertmasters in Denmark, who already at a very young age was quickly hired as the 1st concertmaster of the Odense Symphony Orchestra – a position he held in the best way until very recently. Also The Royal Kapel, as well as several other orchestras, have used the popular concertmaster several times.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Bjarne Hansen has for a number of years left his mark on Danish music life and is somehow responsible for the positive development that Odense Symphony Orchestra has been through.
She was nominated in 2014 as ‘the most promising singer of the year’ in the highly respected German music magazine Opernwelt, and she can point to an impressive international career, where she has already collaborated with the greatest conductors such as Christian Thielemann (Semperoper Dresden, Salzburger Festspiele) and Dennis Russel Davies (Musikverein, Vienna) – as well as regular appearances on opera stages such as Bayreuth, Vienna, and Munich. An unusually versatile singer who is just as much at home in the very big opera roles ‘Sieglinde’ and ‘Tosca’ as in intimate chamber music works by Schubert, Brahms and Grieg.
- double bass
Spectacular German double bassist and leading expert in microtonal music. With a start as a violinist already as a 5-year-old, after which he later started playing double bass, it’s safe to say that Frank has many years of experience behind him. He has several solo CDs for double bass but is also equally familiar with classical and old music. Member of the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and several years of duo collaboration with Helge Slaatto.
Recipient of Leonie Sonning’s Talent Award 2016 and now solo clarinetist in the Danish Entertainment Orchestra – in addition, he is also in the running for the position of solo clarinetist at London’s Royal Opera House. Jonas Frølund has won several international clarinet competitions, including the Lisbon International Clarinet Competition.
He is a colorful musician personality with a large repertoire, ranging from the great classical works to impressive solo evenings with music composed especially for him by a whole range of significant living composers.
Jonathan is the prize winner of competitions such as ARD Munich, Melbourne International Music Competition, and Joseph Haydn Wettbewerb Wien. He regularly performs as a chamber musician in Denmark, Europe and the USA, and has performed as a soloist with i.a. BBC Scottish Sym.Orch and the DR Symphony Orchestra – and has also given a masterclass at the Lake District Festival in England and taught chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Member of Ensemble MidtVest, Trio Ondine and Den Danske Klarinettrio.
Kristoffer Hyldig made his debut in 2010 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music after studying with Professor Niklas Sivelöv and Tove Lønskov. He regularly plays as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist and has given concerts in Denmark, Italy, Germany, Poland, Carnegie Hall, and New York. Since 2006, Kristoffer has released several successful recordings with songs, chamber music and solo works by, among others, Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Bent Sørensen and Hindemith. As a soloist, he has performed with the leading Danish orchestras and has received a number of awards.
Marie Therese Nørby is 19 years old and attracted a lot of attention at last year’s Late Summer Festival – among other things in collaboration with Michala Petri. She has participated in several music competitions, and in 2019 she won 1st prize in Berlingske’s Classical Music Competition and the same year also received Axel Borup-Jørgensen’s talent award.
After being a student with Helge Slaatto at MGK Copenhagen, she will continue her violin studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in the autumn of 2022. Marie has for several years also been a member of the Danish Radio Girls’ Choir.
Martin Qvist Hansen
Martin has been a member of Ensemble MidtVest since 2002 – and gave at Late Summer Festival 2019 a memorable concert with the Danish Clarinet Trio. With Trio Ondine, he has also received countless national and international awards. Extensive concert business in Europe and the United States, where he performed in the most significant concert halls, from the Konzerthaus Berlin to the Carnegie Hall. He also teaches piano and chamber music at the Jutland Conservatory of Music.
Sanna Ripatti has been part of Ensemble MidtVest since the starting line-up in 2002. She studied viola in Saarbrücken, Germany, with Diemut Poppen, in Edsberg, Sweden, with Björn Sjögren, and in Lahti, Finland, with Arvo Haasma. She has taken her inspiration and knowledge of chamber music from e.g. Eduard Brunner, Ferenc Rados and Tim Frederiksen. Sanna has received various awards and nominations with Ensemble MidtVest and the Kroger Quartet – and in addition to playing viola, she is also passionate about conveying classical music to new audiences.
- viola & artistic director at Late Summer Festival
Anette is a unique interpreter of recent music with excellent reviews in both the Danish and international press. Appearing on CDs such as ‘The Secret Melody’, ‘The Planets’ and Axel Borup Jørgensen’s ‘Viola Works’ – but also great success with the recording of all Bach’s solo suites. Since 2014 artistic director at Late Summer Festival and the Lindegaard concerts in Kgs. Lyngby together with Helge Slaatto.
- violin & artistic director of the Late Summer Festival
For 25 years professor at the Academy of Music in Münster, now MGK Copenhagen, – with concerts and masterclasses in Europe and the USA. Several years of duo collaboration with double bassist Frank Reinecke – more than 50 works have been composed for the two (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik). Helge’s last CD ‘Nordic Songs and Romances with Anne Mette Stæhr was critically acclaimed with, among other things, 5 stars in Kristeligt Dagblad.
- festival composer
Ole Buck grew up in Sydhavnen near Musikbyen in Copenhagen. His musical talent was discovered early on through a talent scout who from the 3rd grade got him in as a student at Sct. Annæ Gymnasiums Sangskole, where he got his musical primary school and artistic inspiration. As a child, Ole played in the imagination with colors and created his first music, later as a mature composer, his play continued with tones – and as a musician version of HC Andersen, Ole Buck still creates adventurous music for the adventurous.