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TAÏGA STRING QUARTET is an ensemble consisting of violinists Louise Gorm and Jessica Ling, violist Madlen Breckbill and cellist Maria Edlund. After studies in different European music academies the four musicians met in Berlin where they are currently based. Soon after recognizing their common interest in chamber music, Taïga String Quartet was brought to life. The four musicians work diligently on creating a common sound and expression that invites the listener to take part in their musical interpretation. Their complementary personalities bring a strong character to the music. Besides their shared passion for especially baroque and contemporary music the musical interest of the four musicians is broad. They put a high value on keeping an open mind and always to be innovative and searching for new inspiration.

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Lydenskab is an international ensemble based in Denmark. The group of musicians works with current social themes and topics such as climate, equality, homelessness, refugees and relationships in a pandemic time. They meet the audience, not only by introducing them to classical music, but by creating new platforms and inviting the audience into the very process in which the music is created. In Lydenskab's work with high-profile and cross-artistic collaboration social and environmental sustainability is always in focus. In 2019 Louise joined the ensemble as violinist and projectmanager.

In 2020 Louise founded duo KFVLG with her friend vocalist Katinka Fogh Vindelev. They are performing the monumental "Kafka Fragmente" by Kurtág and are currently working on a two-year research and performance project with composer Line Tjørnhøj and stage director Tanja Diers supported by the Danish Art Foundation.

CHRISTIAN BALVIG SEXTET is a unique combination of string trio and pianotrio. They mix chamber music landscapes from the north with energetic improvisations. All of the six players have a personal sound and approach to Balvig's lyrical compositions. When they play it becomes a clear coherent bandsound making touching and beautiful music. The tunes are orchestrated with wellbalanced strings in a both intimate and expressive pianotrio with references to Joanna Newsoms “Ys”, scandinavian jazz and impressionistic music. In 2018 they released their first album, you can find it HERE .

Louise Gorm – violin, Mikkel Schrieber – viola, Maria Edlund – cello, Christian Balvig – piano/composition, Jens Mikkel Madsen – doublebass, Siv Øyunn Kjenstad – drums.