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Christian Ellegaard  

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Christian Ellegaard trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Professor Peder Elbæk and Professor Serguei Azizian and had his debut from the soloist class in 2011. He supplemented his studies at the chamber music institute Edsberg Castle in Stockholm with Professor Ulf Wallin and Mats Zetterquist, where he took a master’s degree. Christian Ellegaard has won first prize in the ]acob Gade Violin Competition. In 2008 he was awarded the Leonie Sonning Grant for Young Musicians.

Live Dates

01/10/2013   American Record Guide

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Superbly performed and recorded."
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01/09/2013   Gramophone

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Rewarding", "Warmly expressive", "No less impressive are the artistry and dedication lavished on the programme by all the performers."
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13/05/2013   MusicWeb International

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"With first class notes and recorded sound Riisager is in the finest of hands here."
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25/03/2013   Audiophile Audition

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"The sound on this recording is extremely warm and enveloping, a model of how chamber violin should be captured in surround.", "Rarely have I heard such an engaging and thoroughly rousing set of sonatas."
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13/12/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Knudåge Riisager: Violin Works
"Det er en berigelse for dansk musikliv, at en række musikere i vores førende symfoniorkestre også giver sig tid til at dyrke kammermusik med kolleger og venner - og at anstrengelserne kan bære så smukke frugter."
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Discography

Violin Works
Violin Works
Knudåge Riisager

SACD 6.220594 (2012)

The violin was Riisager’s own instrument, and in the violin works we hear his inimitable, roguish personality as directly as we could wish


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