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Gunvor Sihm

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Gunvor Sihm trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, from where she graduated in 2014 under Professor Serguei Azizian. Before that she studied 2 years at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Ian Swensen. Gunvor Sihm has won several prizes, among others the ­prestigious Van Hauen’s Music Prize 2011, the Eigil Harby Foundation’s scholarship in 2015 and Gladsaxe Music Prize 2018. From 2011-15 she played in the 1st violins of Copenhagen Phil, until she won the position as 2nd Concertmaster for the 2nd violins of the Danish Natio­nal Symphony Orchestra. She was a soloist with among others Odense Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Tivoli Copenhagen Phil, Danish National Chamber Orchestra and, on several occasions, Copenhagen Phil.

With Nightingale String Quartet Gunvor Sihm has recorded the complete string quartets by Rued Langgaard for Dacapo Records. The series has received worldwide critical acclaim, highlighted as ‘Chamber Choice’ in BBC Music Magazine, ‘Choice’ in Gramophone Magazine, as well as being awarded a DR P2 Prize. The quartet was in 2014 named ‘Gramophone Young Artist of the Year’ for the Langgaard recording series and received the honorary award from The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation in 2017. Gunvor Sihm trained violin and chamber music with Serguei Azizian and Tim Frederiksen, who both have served as mentors. She plays a Guarnerius from 1725, kindly on loan from the ­Augustinus Foundation.