Concert No. 2
'Saftstationen - Damme'
William Bennett, Great Britain, is one of the greatest musical stars of our time. He has throughout his more than 70 years long career, developed the modern understand og the flute as an instrument, and has as a soloist, worked along side with legends such as Yehudi Menuhin, The Grumiaux Trio, and I Musici. In his early years, he studied in London with Geoffrey Gilbert, and in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Marcel Moyse.
He teaches at the The Royal Academy of Music in London and gives frequently masterclasses in most of Europe, USA and Southeast Asia. William Bennett has released more tha 100 CD recordings, and received in 1995 by Her Majesty the Queen of England “The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”, for his life long achievements in music
Alena Walentin, Great Britain/Russia, is renowned internationally as one of the worlds leading young flautists, with a career both as a soloist and chamber musician.
She was recently appointed the new Professor at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in Holland, and teacher alongside at four leading institutions in the UK, such as the Guildhall School og Music and The Royal Academy. Alena has received a long list of of prizes and awards, and holds the honourable title of “Associate of the Royal Academy of Music”. Her new CD was earlier this year titled “CD of the Week” By National Danish Radio.
Alena is, together with her husband, artistic director at Møn Sommerkoncert.
Teresa La Cour, Germany, is the group leader for the 2nd violinist in the National Danish Symphony Orchestra. Her long experience as an orchestra musician started early as a member of West-Eastern-Divan-Orchesra, lead by Daniel Barenboim.
She has performed chamber music concerts with famous artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Murray Perahia and Troels Svane from The Copenhagen Trio. In 2015, she assisted as the 2nd violin in the Henschel Quartet and was in 2019 chosen as their new member of the ensemble. In April 2018, she was a member of the jury at the international conducting competition “Malko”.
Monica Henschel, Germany, is educated in London at the Royal Academy of Music, as a student of Andrievsky, Franz Beyer and members of the Amadeus Quartet. She is a much sought after teacher at the wellknown Academies and Conservatories.
Monika Henschel is solo violaist in orchestras such as Europamusicale Festival Strings and Münchener Bach-Orchester. She has also been part in taking the initiative to start musical projects for young people in Bayern, and is the president for Verband Deutscher Streichquartette.
Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj, Germany, is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and at Folkwanghochschule in Essen. He is a founding member of the Henschel Quartet, and has since 2002, been a member of the Johannes Kreisler Trio.
Since 2018, he has been the solocellist in Copenhagen Phil, and is an active teacher as well.
Niklas Walentin, Danish/Swiss started playing the violin at six years old. As a soloist, he has frequently performed with the major Danish state orchestras, including the National Danish Radio Orchestra. Internationally, he has performed as a soloist in prestigious halls, such as Mariinsky Teatret and the Philharmonia in Skt. Petersborg, Carnegie Hall in New York and The Phillips Collection in Washington. He is tripple prize winner at the 9th International Carl Nielsen Competition, and has amongst many others awards, received the Danish Critic Society’s Award, Danish Radion “Talent of the Year” Award, National Danish Arts Counsil “Young Elite”, and the Carl Nielsen Society “Award of Honour”
Together with his wife, Niklas is artistic director at Møn Sommerkoncert.