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Ulla Miilmann   (Born 1972)

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Flutist Ulla Miilmann was born in 1972 in Denmark. She received her Bachelor of Music at North Carolina School of the Arts in 1992. During her college years, Ms Miilmann was already selected as representative of Denmark in the European Broadcasting Union "Concerts for Young Soloist".

Ms. Miilmann is a prize winner in several competitions, including the prestigeous "Flute-Talk" competition in Chicago, and the Danish All Music Competition. In the latter she won a Gold Medal.

Ms. Miilmann is a frequent choice for honours and awards, due to her outstanding artistic ability as well as her devotion for the betterment of her community. The highly esteemed "Jacob Gade Award" and the "Newspaper Critics Artist Prize" come to mind.

In 1994, at the astonishing young age of 22, Ms. Miilmann became the principle flutist af the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has appeared as soloist with all the major orchestras in Copenhagen as well as on tour to Taiwan where Danish music was the main theme of the tour. She has worked as a chamber musician in all of Scandinavia with many respected ensembles and soloists; The Danish Radio Woodwind Quintet, pianist katrine Gislinge, cembalist Lars Ulrich Mortensen and violinist Gidon Kremer to mention a few.

In February 2006, Ulla Miilmann was awarded a Grammy Nomination in the category "Best Solioist Performance with Orchestra" for the recording of Ole Schmidt´s "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra".

Ulla Miilmann plays a Miyazawa prototype handcrafted platinum flute with golden mechanism and a Yamaha wooden flute exclusively for baroque performances.

 

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Live Dates

26/05/2014   Opus

Tilltalande Nerv
5/5 Stars

"Nørgårds klangvärld utforskas och dissekeras här så att verenda klar urskiljbar ton står för sig själv."
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29/05/2013   Gramophone

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"A reference disc for collectors of Nørgård and serious contemporary song, and performances, recording and presentation all do the music proud."
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16/05/2013   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"Gjerris’s performance of this demanding music is a tour de force.", "If you don’t know Nørgård’s music, this is a great place to begin."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
4/5 Stars

"Intensité magnétique."
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12/12/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
4/6 Stars

"Nørgård er suggestiv, inciterende og i fornem symbiose med digterens ord.", "Vitaminer til hele vinteren."
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02/12/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
5/6 Stars

"En ualmindelig dejlig indspilning.", "Fortryllende æterisk."
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21/11/2012   GregersDH.dk (Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld blog)

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
5/5 Stars

"Fremragende vokale fortolkninger... Helene Gjerris behersker det svære stof med enestående indlevelse"
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16/11/2012   Weekendavisen

Per Nørgård: Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
"Raffineret over al måde og djævleblændt robust...Helene Gjerris når alle de mål, denne musik sætter sig."
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Discography

Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
Songs from Evening Land - Helene Gjerris sings Per Nørgård
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226060 (2012)

Intense, innovative songs and vocal works from half a century, recorded in close collaboration with the composer

Chamber Music Vol. 1
Chamber Music Vol. 1
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.226064 (2007)

Reference recording of the famous Wind Quintet and Nielsen’s shorter chamber works

Concertos
Concertos
Ole Schmidt

SACD 6.220515 (2006)

Grammy-nominated CD with concertos for flute, horn and tuba

Music for Wind Quintet
Music for Wind Quintet
Nielsen, Mortensen, Jersild, Wellejus

CD 8.224151 (2000)

Kammermusikalsk perfektion i værkerne af bl.a. Carl Nielsen og Jørgen Jersild

Chamber Music
Chamber Music
Jan Maegaard

CD 8.224050 (1996)

Labyrinths and canons by the most learned man of the avant-garde, the Schoenberg expert Jan Maegaard


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