Concert No. 4
'Saftstationen - Damme'
Ida Praetorius is a Danish ballet dancer. She is a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet since 2016.
She has made guest appearances internationally, including Hamburg Ballet, where her mother danced, as well as in U.S. and Canada.
Ida has won the Erik Bruhn Prize for Best Female Dancer for her pas de deux as Eleonore in Bournonville's The Kermesse in Bruges, together with a contemporary piece by choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira, danced with her childhood friend and fellow Royal Danish Ballet dancer Andreas Kaas. Ida was nominated for Dancer of the Year for Denmark's Reumert Prize.
Both, Tobias and Ida Praetorius are part of Kammerballetten, a collaboration between Trio Vitruvi live music and new choreography.
Tobias Praetorius is a Danish ballet dancer, educated at The Royal Danish Ballet School .
He joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice in 2012 and became a corps de ballet member in 2014
Tobias is becoming well known as the best young choreographer of modern ballet in Denmark. His own choreography includes Chorale Dances (Kammerballetten), The Three (Verdensballetten), Qarrtsiluni (The Royal Danish Ballet) and Fratres (National Gallery of Denmark)
Tobias’s awards include: Dronning Ingrids Hæderslegat, Reumerts Talentpris, Margot Landers Legat, Ballettens Venners Talentpris, Albert Gaubiers og Poul Waldorffs Fond, Beckett Fondens Legat, Den Bille-Brahe-Selbyske Fonds Legat and Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfonds Legat
Uddannet fra Det Kongelige Danske Opera Akademi i 2018 og Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium 2015.
I 2017 sang Clara rollen som Barbarina i Figaros Bryllup med det Kongelige Teater på turné.
Clara har siden sunget roller som bl.a. titelpartiet i Händel's opera Alcina på Takkelloftet, og Pamina i Mozart's Tryllefløjten på Operafestivalen i København.
Hun har optrådt i store dele af Europa, og i 2017 var hun solist i den legendariske koncertsal Musikverein i Wien, med Tonkünstler Orkesteret og dirigent Michael Schønwandt.
I 2020 synger Clara rollen som Konstanze i Bortførelsen fra Serailet af Mozart på Den Jyske Opera.
Hæderspriser: Årets Operatalent 2018
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 also teaches alongside at four leading institutions in the UK, such as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Junior department of the Royal Academy of Music. Alena has received a long list of of prizes and awards, and holds the honourable title of “Associate of the Royal Academy of Music” and is a Vice-Chair of the British Flute Society. 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.
Alexander McKenzie is born into a family of musicians, and moved to Denmark in 2007 after growing up in Australia, to study with Amalie Malling at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
He has appeared as soloist with the Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and has done many concerts in Copenhagen, New York State and at many venues in Denmark, including Tivoli Concert Hall, Danmarks Radio’s studio 2 and the concert hall of The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Alexander has won 1st prizes and many scholarships, amongst others a Sonning scholarship 2012, and has performed with many of the major Danish orchestras.
Alexander McKenzie was awarded the 2016 Harby Award and the Carl Nielsen and Anne-Marie Brodersen Award in 2017. He is a member of the award-winning Trio Vitruvi, who are founders of the Kammerballetten.
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. Together with his wife, Niklas is an artistic director at Møn Sommerkoncert.
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 colleagues from the Trio Vitruvi, Niklas is the Founder of the Kammerballeten.