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Signe Asmussen  

mezzo-soprano

Signe Asmussen (soprano) trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where she made her debut in the soloist class in 2001. With a large all-round repertoire, Signe Asmussen is one of the country’s most sought-after interpreters of lieder and has given a wealth of concerts in Denmark and abroad, where she has also given recitals at among other places the National Gallery and the Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. With her special interest in contemporary music, she has contributed to first performances of several new works and operas with ensembles such as Figura, Scenatet, Århus Sinfonietta and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Signe Asmussen has been a soloist with almost all the country’s orchestras and has had several engagements at both the Royal Danish Theatre and the Danish National Opera. Besides the Aksel Schiøtz Prize she has received a number of awards and grants including the Sonning Grant in 2002 as well as the Tonny Landy and Tove Hyldgaard Grant.

Live Dates

26/07/2016   Gramophone

BENT SØRENSEN | PETER ASMUSSEN Sounds Like You
"It’s remarkable that Sørensen’s spatial ‘concerto for orchestra, choir, actors and audience’, which calls for actors and singers planted throughout the audience of a vineyard concert hall (where everyone can see everyone else) has transferred so well to CD. Sørensen pulls off a characteristic trick here: doing new, unusual and surprising things that manage entirely to avoid gimmickry."
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14/03/2016   MusicWeb International

BENT SØRENSEN | PETER ASMUSSEN: Sounds Like You
"Everything is subtly integrated and nothing is wasted, with form, flow and expressive shape all carrying us through a strange and not always comfortable world, but one in which we linger with singular delight. I sincerely commend it to your attention."
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22/01/2016   Fyens Stiftstidende

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN Værker for bratsch
4/6 Stars

"[..] fascinerende smuk [..]"
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12/01/2016   David's Review

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Viola Works
"I take the performances at face value, the Danish viola player, Anette Slaatto, a player of outstanding dexterity."
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03/12/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Værker for bratsch
5/6 Stars

"Lytningen udvikler sig til en fem kvarter lang vandring ind i en dansk komponists særprægede landskab. Og hvad bratschen angår: Alene udtrykket -den skovmørke klang- siger meget om instrumentets karakter."
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01/12/2015   JC Klassisk

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Værker for bratsch
"Det tilkommer nu om stunder DR at uddele de danske pladepriser. Der er et stykke tid til næste uddeling, men man må til den tid ikke glemme ”Viola Works” med musik, som for mange vil være værd at opdage i disse musikalsk overbevisende udførelser i en fin teknisk optagelse."
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03/09/2015   Magasinet Klassisk

Bent Sørensen: Sounds Like You
5/6 Stars

”På samme tid skaber Bent Sørensen dybt fascinerende fortællinger, hvor strejf af noget genkendeligt bryder flygtigt gennem overfladen som flyvefisk eller lysglimt i et konstant omskiftende miljø.”
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01/06/2012   Gramophone

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The melodic contours rather defy you to grasp their shape but they are full of potential energy"
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25/04/2012   American Record Guide

Gunnar Berg: Chamber Music Works with Piano
"The performances here are stunning."
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Photo: Ernesto Manuitt Hernández

Discography

Viola Works
Viola Works
Axel Borup-Jørgensen

CD 8.226584 (2015)

Sounds Like You
Sounds Like You
Bent Sørensen | Peter Asmussen

SACD 6.220632 (2015)

Chamber Music Works with Piano
Chamber Music Works with Piano
Gunnar Berg

CD 8.226547 (2012)

Uncompromising music from the 1950s and 1960s by one of Denmark’s most acute, international modernists.

Songs
Songs
Otto Mortensen

CD 8.224704 (2008)

Simple, beautiful music by a classic Danish composer of the twentieth century

Fra Højskolesangbogen
Fra Højskolesangbogen

CD 8.224712 (2006)

Popular strophic songs from the songbook that lies at the core of Danish musical culture


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