Grete Pedersen is nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2019. Since 1990, the prize has been awarded alternately each year to a living composer and to individual artists or ensembles from Scandinavia. Many well-known Nordic musicians and composers such as Mari Boine, Bjork, Palle Mikkelborg, Kaija Saariaho and Eric Ericsson were awarded the prize.
Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir present an A capella programme at Koorbiennale in Haarlem on 29 June with music by J.S. Bach, György Kurtag, Eivind Buene, Robert Heppener, Helmut Lachenmann and Arnold Schönberg.
Les Vents Francais perform at Mozartfest Würzburg a programme with music by Saint-Saens, Mozart, Beethovenm, Glinka and Rimski-Korsakov on 26 May.
On 24 May Grete Pedersen conducts Haydn's The Seasons with the Slovenian Philharmonic & Choir and soloists in Ljubljana.
Florian Helgath conducts the RIAS Kammerchor at Istanbul International Music Festival in two concerts on 12 June with music by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and Händel together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin as well as on 14 June with an A cappella programme by Brahms.
Kaspars Putnins conducts the RIAS Kammerchor with the first performance of Lera Auerbach's Goetia 72 – in umbra lucis in Berlin on 24 May.The concert will be broadcasted
live on Deutschlandfunk Kultur at 20:03-22:00 (CET):
Kaspars Putnins conducts the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a gala concert in Tallinn on 15 June at the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag with Concerto Copenhagen. The programme features music by J.S. Bach, Händel, Telemann and Arvo Pärt.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Gothenburg Symphony joined by the Iceland Dance Company for the world premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir's dance performance Aion in Gothenburg on 24 May.