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Athelas Sinfonietta

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Athelas Sinfonietta is one of Denmark’s leading contemporary music ensembles. They perform in concerts and opera productions, festivals, and on international tours. Since its establishment in 1990, Athelas Sinfonietta has presented over 700 works, many of which were first performances. The ensemble has collaborated with notable soloists, conductors, and composers, including Steve Reich, Per Nørgård, Heiner Goebbels, Poul Ruders, Arvo Pärt, David Lang, Christian Lindberg, Reinbert de Leeuw, Thomas Adès, Ilan Volkov, Paul Hillier, George Benjamin, Philippe Leroux, and Pierre-André Valade.

Athelas Sinfonietta places a strong emphasis on international collaboration, with recent appearances in countries such as England, Monaco, the United States, and France. For Dacapo Records, Athelas Sinfonietta appears on a great number of albums featuring music by composers such as Niels Rosing-Schow, Karl Aage Rasmussen, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Ole Buck, Rune Glerup, Per Nørgård, and Ib Nørhom. The sinfonietta is the ensemble-in-residence each year at KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival.

  • Britta Byström

    Letter in April

  • Niels Rosing-Schow

    A Talk of Our Time

  • Karl Aage Rasmussen

    Alone & Together

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen


  • Ole Buck

    Sinfonietta Works

  • Rune Glerup

    Dust encapsulated

  • Per Nørgård

    Will-o’-the-Wisps in Town; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

  • Vagn Holmboe

    The Key Masterpieces

  • Anders Nordentoft

    On This Planet (DVD)

  • Anders Nordentoft

    On This Planet

  • Karsten Fundal

    Chamber Music

  • Klaus Ib Jørgensen

    ... and the lotus rose, quietly, quietly ...

  • Vagn Holmboe

    Preludes for Sinfonietta Vol. 2

  • Matthias Ronnefeld

    Am Abend tönen die herbstlichen Wälder

  • Vagn Holmboe

    Preludes for Sinfonietta Vol. 1

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Music for Voices and Instruments

  • Niels Rosing-Schow

    Works for Sinfonietta