Nordic String Quartet play Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
On 19 February Nordic String Quartet release their first CD with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's string quartets no. 1-6. The music will be performed live in Østerbro Concert Association that same night.
Composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (1932–2016) wrote string quartets all his life – the first three dating from 1959, the last ones from 2013. The young, vibrant Nordic String Quartet record in a new series of three the complete string quartets – the first volume features string quartets 1-6 and will be released 19 February.
Free concert and film screening
Nordic String Quartet will play a release concert in Østerbro Concert Association, programming a selection of the works from the new CD.
Prior to the concert Birgit Tengberg's filmic portrait of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen At Odds will be screened.
The music will be introduced by the Nordic String Quartet and Trine Boje Mortensen from Edition Wilhelm Hansen – the publishers of Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's music.
There is free entrance to the concert, and after the concert Dacapo and Edition Wilhelm Hansen invite for a glass of wine and celebration of the new release, that can be purchased at a special price this evening.
Kvartet med forkærlighed for nordiske komponister
Nordic String Quartet was formed in 2013 and consists of Heiðrun Petersen (the Faroe Islands) and Mads Haugsted Hansen (Denmark), violins, Daniel Eklund, viola (Sweden), and Lea Emilie Brøndal, cello (Denmark). Within the space of just a few years, the quartet has established itself both nationally and internationally. Nordic String Quartet has a particular predilection for Nordic composers. This applies not only to earlier, world-famous names such as Grieg and Sibelius but also to up-and-coming present-day composers such as Martin Stauning and Andrea Tarrodi, who also feature in the quartet’s repertoire. For as a Nordic string quartet, the four musicians of the quartet feel they have a special obligation to communicate the repertoire of this part of Europe.