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Eugene Hye-Knudsen

cello

Eugene Hye-Knudsen (cello) trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Erling Bløndal Bengtsson and had his debut from the soloist class in 1996. In 1998 he won the position as Kongelig Kapelmusikus at The Royal Danish Theatre and in 2002 he took the position as Principal Cellist in Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. He was soloist with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 1st cello concert (2004), Bruch’s Kol Nidrei (2006), Elgar’s cellokoncert (2008), the premiere of Anders Koppel’s Triple Concerto for mezzosoprano saxophone, cello and harp (2010), John Williams’ film score to Seven Years in Tibet (2010), and most recently in Strauss’ Don Quixote (2014). In 1995 Eugene Hye-Knudsen was awarded Jacob Gade’s Scholarship and in 1997 the Veuve Clicquot Prize.