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.
Edin Karamazov is performing a solo recital at Lübecker Lauten Lust Festival in Lübeck on 14 June featuring music by J.S.Bach/Karamazov and Leo Brouwer.
Risto Joost conducts the world premiere of Tonu Korvits' Sei la luce e il mattino, based on a text of Cesare Pavese, with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Tallinn on 16 June.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs in Werdenberg (Switzerland) on 7 June with music by Mendelssohn, Bartok, Ligeti and Manuela Kerer (commission), in Schloss Seehof | Bamberg on 10 June with The Great Masters and at Liesborner Museumskonzerte together with Raphaela Gromes and Julian Riem on 15 June with The French-American Connection.
Risto Joost conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at Festival Hardingtonar in Norheimsund on 7 June featuring Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture Romeo
and Juliette, Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for hardanger fiddle and orchestra No. 2 and Edvard Grieg's Symphonic Dances op. 64.Read more
Kaspars Putnins and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform three concerts at Abu Gosh Festival in Israel from 7-9 June with two programmes featuring works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Ligeti, Mendelssohn, Mahler/Gottwald and Pärt.
Risto Joost conducts the opening concert of the MDR Musiksommer in Görlitz on 1 June with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Choir and soloists in an all-Mozart programme presenting the motet "Exsultate, jubilate", Clarinet concerto and "Coronation Mass" C major.