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.
Stefan Parkman conducts the WDR Symphony Orchestra and WDR Radio Choir Cologne with an entire programme of J.S. Bach in Cologne on 22 November: the Orchestra
Suite No. 2 b minor and cantatas "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 140 and "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir", BWV 38.Read more
He is considered to be one of the most innovative minds of the young conductor scene and has been appointed as Artistic Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. After positions in Tallinn and Amsterdam Risto Joost starts his new position as of the season 2015/2016.
The Eggner Trio guests at Rotterdam, De Doelen on 11 November with Mozart’s Divertimento B flat major K. 354, Anton Arensky’s trio No. 2 op. 73 and Schubert’s Trio B flat major op. 99. The concert will be live broadcasted on radio 4 in the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep.
The Dutch conductor gives his debut with the Finnish Oulu Symphony on 6 November. The programme includes Brahms Hungarian Dances (selection), Bartók Viola Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No. 7.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Swedish Västeras Sinfonietta on 6 November in a programme which contrasts Nordic pieces as Lotta Wennäkoski’s Hava and Sibelius’ Pelléas and Mélisande with Richard Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme.
Ole Edvard Antonsen performs with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin on 2 November the "Bridge" Trumpet Concerto No. 1 by Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson. The concert will be broadcasted on 4 November, 20:03 by Deutschlandradio Kultur.