The Usedomer Musikfestival had a Danish theme this year and I was lucky enough to be invited for a solo-recital. I brought works by Ole Schmidt as well as two of my main composer collaborators, Martin Lohse and Christos Farmakis and a fantasy on a Bornholm Folk Song joined by cellist Josefine Opsahl. What a […]
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A brand new video release shot by Ida Bach Jensen. Sound by Marc Casanovas. Check it out:
Once again its time to prepare my quartertonal reedblocks for the upcoming tour with Efterklang & The Happy Hopeless Orchestra. Tour Dates goes as follows: 02.03 – EINDHOVEN, NL – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 03.03 – GRONINGEN, NL – De Oosterpoort / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 04.03 – ROTTERDAM, NL – De Doelen / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 05.03 – AMSTERDAM, NL – Muziekgebouw / Cross Linx | Info & Tickets 09.03 – LONDON, UK – Barbican | Info & Tickets 10.03 – BRUSSELS, BE – Ancienne Belgique | Info & Tickets Bjarke Mogensen, […]
Our new album from my quartet KOTTOS received the P2 Radio Listeners Prize. The other nominees included the outstanding Raphael De Burgos & The National Danish Radio Orchestra as well as Barbara Hannigan and Hans Abrahamsens new album Let Me Tell You which has already received worldwide acclaim. Needless to say we were in outstanding […]
Great news for my quartet of great and curious musicians. KOTTOS has been nominated for the Danish P2 State Radio Listeners Prize for our new album released may 2016. Please take two seconds to leave a vote for us on this link :
2 years ago the conductor and composer Bo Holten asked me if I wanted to do a completely new version together of Handels Messiah with his Musica Ficta a leading danish Vocal Ensemble. Using my accordion for such an epic masterpiece was very tempting but also quite a challenge so I came up with the […]
It has been a while since my last update so heres a few glimpses of the last couple of months: CHINA: Jury member at the International Accordion Competition in Harbin China. I had the pleasure of giving a lecture at the university of Harbin in Danish accordion tradition and present a couple of of my […]
In June I had the pleasure of giving Masterclass at RAM in London. Thanks to Prof. Owen Murray and his wonderful accordion class for great hospitality and introduction to the bright future of the accordion in London.
Kottos quartets first album out now and ready for orders ! I am delighted to share the music with these wonderful musicians where I also have my composing debut with a few brand new tracks. Visit and order your copy now! Also check out the brand new video of Kottos in Admiral Gjeddes Gaard by […]
This week the union of music critics of Denmark awarded me and Eva Steinaa, principal Oboist of the National Danish Radio Orchestra with the annual Music Critic’s Artist Prize. The event took place before a concert perfomance of Steve Reichs music for 18 musicians in Tivoli Concert Hall presented by the chairman of the union, Henrik […]