Anne Ngoc Søe
Anne Ngoc Søe is recognized as one of Denmark’s most accomplished and dedicated musicians in contemporary music. She began playing the violin at the age of four, using the Suzuki method. At the age of fifteen, she won the Gold Medal at the Berlingske Music Competition for her performance of Paganini’s Violin Concerto and represented Denmark at a Eurovision concert. That same year, she began her studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Milan Vitek’s violin class. She later studied with Marta Líbalová in Aarhus and with the renowned violinist Ruggiero Ricci in Salzburg.
Søe made her debut in 1991 and has a diverse repertoire as a soloist, with a particular interest in contemporary music. In recent years, she has premiered several notable violin concertos, including Morten Olsen’sThe Heart of Darkness in 2019, and Tyler Futrell’s Fresh Air in 2020, both with the Athelas Sinfonietta. In 2020, her rendition of Karl Aage Rasmussen’s violin concerto Sinking Through the Dream Mirror was released on the critically acclaimed album Alone & Together by Dacapo Records.
Anne Ngoc Søe is a member of the Copenhagen Phil and has been teaching at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2008. She serves as the concertmaster of the Athelas Sinfonietta and has recorded numerous albums with the ensemble.