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.
Anna-Maria Helsing is at the rostrum of North Iceland Symphony & Songbird Philharmonic, Choir of the North with soloists to conduct two concerts of Mozart's Requiem and Piano Concerto d Minor KV 466 in Akureyri on 18 April and Reykjavik on 19 April.
Warner Classics has released a further album of Les Vents Francais with music by Philippe Hersant and Thierry Escaich.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet gives two concerts in Trapani on 12 April and in Palermo on 16 April performing the programme "American Dreams" with music by Dvorak, Bernstein, Barber, Gershwin and Reich.
On 7 April Risto Joost conducts the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne with an entire Mozart programme: Symphony E flat major KV 385 "Haffner" and Violin Concerto G major KV 216.
On 4 April Risto Joost is at rostrum of Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava to conduct Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin, Liszt Les Preludes, Ligeti Lontano among others.