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Kristoffer Hyldig

Lisbeth Holten

Kristoffer Hyldig made his debut in 2010 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music after studies under Professor Niklas Sivelöv and Tove Lønskov. Kristoffer Hyldig is an active musician in Danish music life and appears in concerts and festivals both as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. He has given concerts in Italy, Germany, Poland and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Since 2006, he has featured on recordings of lieder, chamber music and solo works by Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Bent Sørensen and Hindemith. As a soloist, Krisfoffer has appeared with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, CPH Phil and The Royal Danish Orchestra. In the latter case with Michael Boder in Messiaen’s Turangalîla symphony. He received the jury’s special prize in the EU Piano Competition in 2009 and has been awarded several grants such as the Jakob Gade’s Grant, the Léonie Sonning Scholarship and the Danish Music Critics’ Artist Prize.

Kristoffer Hyldig is also a part of the Bruun Hyldig Duo, consisting of himself and mezzo-soprano Hetna Regitze Bruun. Since 2006, they have appeared together in mainly 20th century repertoire and Messiaen’s vocal music in particular. They have made appearances in Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and the USA. Concerts in Denmark count several festivals and numerous performances at Musikhuset Aarhus and DR Koncerthuset. In England the duo appeared at the prestigious Leeds Lieder festival to great success. The duo made a breakthrough with the recording of the Messiaen cycle Harawi in 2009 on an acclaimed Naxos release. Their CD Skønne perler was released by Naxos Denmark in 2010, featuring works by Danish 20th century composers. In 2015 came a third CD, featuring more vocal works by Messiaen, released by Naxos.