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program

1st concert at Møn Sommerkoncert presents works from the new project 'New Nordic and music by the African-American composer Florence Price.
 

Florence Price was the first African-American composer to have a symphonic work performed and with over 300 works she is known for her style that reflects a typical American tonal language of her time as well as musical roots from the southern states.
 

New Nordic is a project between violinist Niklas Walentin and Ensemble Storstrøm which acts as a musical snapshot of the modern Nordic region seen through a reinterpretation of the romantic format, 'Concerto for violin & orchestra' - now in pocket format!
 

Experience two new 'Pocket Concertos' by Poul Ruders and Norwegian Aksel Kolstad.

Poul Ruders:

Concerto for violin and ensemble

Aksel Kolstad:

Concerto for violin and ensemble

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Cesar Franck​

Quintet for piano and strings, F minor 

musicians

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Ensemble Storstrøm

Ensemble Storstrøm was formed in 1991 and consists of 8 high-profile chamber musicians in a unique instrumental ensemble, 3 strings, 3 winds, piano and harp.  

The ensemble holds between 90-100 concerts and events every year. 2  annual festivals held by the ensemble are the artistic flagships.
 

Over 30 CD recordings, numerous radio transmissions in DR P2 and great digital visibility, makes Ensemble Storstrøm as a significant cultural institution in the Danish music scene.

With international collaborations, Ensemble Storstrøm acts as a cultural ambassador for Danish chamber music and its region nationally and internationally.

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Niklas Walentin

"Walentin is a fastidious well-trained musician. I hope he starts to visit our shores often."
- Washington Post

 

Niklas Walentin, Danish / Swiss, born in 1994, is in international demand for his performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and his work as a teacher in masterclasses. He also works as the artistic director of several international concert series and festivals.

As a soloist, he often performs with conductors such as Mario Venzago, Marc Soustro, Henrik Schäfer and Jean Thorell. He gives concerts in famous concert halls such as the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonia in St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.