Sæsonens musikere

Ann Petersen

Danish Ann Petersen is a well-known international Soprano and is notable for her performances especially in the German repertoire of R. Wagner and R. Strauss. She has been singing at many of the major Opera Houses such as: Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro Colôn de Buenos Aires, Opera National de Paris, Teatro Real de Madrid, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Bolshoi Theatre Moskow.
Ann Petersen recently performed Salome with Claus Gut and Sokhiev at the Bolshoi Theatre (Febr./March and in May 2021) as well as Ariadne/ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Theâtres de la ville de Luxemburg with Katie Mitchell and Lawrence Renes (April 2021)

Highlights in 2019/ 2020 included Turandot (her debût) with Alexander Verdernikov and Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde with Lothar Königs at the Royal Opera Copenhagen 2019. Concert with Radio France de Paris “Wesendonc Lieder” and “Liebestod”. She also sang Isolde at La Monnaie de Bruxelles with Alain Altinoglu and Ralf Pleger (May 2019) as well as in Bologna (jan. 2020) with Juraj Valcuha). Leonore/ Fidelio at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen (sept. 2020).

Highlights in 2017/ 2018 included Beethoven 9. Symph. in Tel Aviv (2018), Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde in Kassel (2018), Ellen Orford/ Peter Grimes in Monte Carlo with José Curâ ( 2018), Isolde/ Tristan und Isolde at Opera de Lyon with Häenchen, and at the NCPA in Beijing, directed by Mariusz Trelinski ( 2017), “Vier Letzte Lieder” by R. Strauss with Orchestra National de Radio France Paris, Gala Concert at Bolshoi Theatre (2 act. Tannhäuser) and Minnie (her debût)/ Fanciulla del West in Copenhagen (2017).

Highlights in season 2015/2016 included Elsa/ Lohengrin in Hamburg conducted by Nagano, Freia/Das Rheingold at Semper Oper Dresden conducted by Thielemann, Senta/ Der Fliegende Holländer in Copenhagen, debut as Salome also at the Royal Danish Opera in Stefan Herheims regie. Further engagements in 2015/2016 included the Marschallin/ Der Rosenkavalier at Wiener Staatsoper conducted by Adam Fischer, Leonore/ Fidelio in Taiwan, Kaiserin/ Frau ohne Schattenin Copenhagen and Gutrune/ Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Vera Panitch

Vera Panitch er født i 1993 i København. Hun er færdiguddannet fra Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium hvorfra hun modtog sin bachelor-, kandidat- og solistuddannelse ved Alexandre Zapolski i hovedfag og Tim Frederiksen i kammermusik. Under sin uddannelse har Vera spillet til et utal af masterclass for kendte og respekterede musikere deriblandt Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Boris Kushnir, Gerhard Schultz og flere timer med Albert Markov. I dag rejser hun ofte til Berlin hvor hun regelmæssigt modtager undervisning af koncertmesteren Noah Bendix-Balgley. Vera har modtaget mange legater blandt de seneste fra Van Hauen fonden, Augustinus fonden og Sonning Talent Pris 2018. Som nævnt tidligere er Vera ansat som leder i ISO og er en meget aktiv kammermusiker samt solist.

Steiney Sigurðardottir

Steiney Sigurðardottir er født i 1996 i Reykjavík. Hun har studeret i Tónlistarskólinn og på Iceland University of the Arts i Reykjavík ved Gunnar Kvaran og Sigurgeir Agnarsson. Hun modtog sin bacheloruddannelse fra Staatliche Hochschule für Musik i Trossingen ved professor Francis Gouton. Under sin uddannelse har hun også spillet for mange præstigefyldte cellister deriblandt Troels Svane, Roland Pioux, Wenn Sin Yang, Sadao Harada og Maria Kliegel. Steiney har modtaget mange priser f. eks. Halldór Hansens pris for ekstraordinær afslutningseksamen. I 2021 modtog hun også Sonnings Talent Pris hvor hun kvitterede ved at spille med Vera ved sin side. Udover at være aktiv orkester- og kammermusiker, optræder Steiney også ofte som solist.

Mirosław Herbowski

Mirosław Herbowski er uddannet fra Musikakademiet i Krakow med udmærkelse hos professor Irena Sijałowa-Vogel, elev af pianist H. Neuhaus. Mirosław Herbowski er blandt de førende polske pianister. Han er finalist og vinder af konkurrencer i Warszawa, Rom og Rotterdam. Fra år 1982 turnerede han i hele Europa, Japan og USA. Han har spillet til musikfestivaler i Warszawa, Poznan, Wroclaw, Katowice, Jakobstad, Helsinki, København og i Salzburg. Mirosław Herbowski har været professor ved konservatoriet i Jakobstadt i Finland samt Docent ved det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium. Han er nu professor på Musikakademiet i Krakow. Han har givet Masterclasses bl.a. i Krakow, København, Helsinki, New York og er i juryen i nationale og internationale klaverkonkurrencer. Han har indspillet CD’er med værker af Brahms, Franck, Schubert, Hindemith og Stravinski samt medvirket i tv- og radioproduktioner for dansk, svensk og finsk tv. Siden 2012 er han arrangør af musikfestivalen ‘Music in Korzkiew’ i Krakow.

Mariola Cieniawa

Concert pianist, professor, and head of the piano faculty at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow.

Graduate of Academy of Music in Cracow in a class specializing in piano under the tutelage of Professor Tadeusz Żmudziński. She is postgraduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw under the direction of professor Andrzej Jasiński, and later under the direction of Karl-Heinz Kammerling in soloist class of Hochschule of Music and Theatre in Hanover (Germany). She won the first prize and the special award in the piano competition of the First Polish Karol Szymanowski Piano Competition in Łódź (1983). She was also granted the Frederic Chopin Artistic Scholarship twice in a competition organized by Frederic Chopin Association in Warsaw (1983,1984). In 1989 she received the special prize from the jury in the 3rd International Piano Competition in Palm Beach, Florida – USA (for the winners of piano competitions) and in 1990 she took second prize at the Vth International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Palma Majorca (Spain). She took 3rd place at the Chopin Piano Competition in Uoln (Germany, 1991). As a solist she has been performing at numerous Polish and international music festivals, among other: International Chopin Festivals in Naples, Marianske Lazne, Duszniki. Settembre Musica Festival in Turin, International Art Festival in Phenian, International Piano Marathon Madrit-Bilbao. In 1994 she initated Piano Master Classes in Krynica (Poland) – she was the artistic director and teacher together with Kevin Kenner. Since 2002 she has been the artistic director of the Summer Music Festival in Krynica. She has been giving public concerts all over the world; Austria, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Spain, North Corea , Japan, USA, Egypt. Mariola Cieniawa has recorded recording for the Polish Radio, Polish Television and „Polish Records“. She has also recorded numerous CD-s Danza Iberica solo CD with the Spanish Music (Castello, 2008); Trios of Mendelssohn and Shostakowich with Kaja Danczowska – violin, Dorota Imiełowska – cello (CD Accord, 2003) nominated to the Fryderyk Prize; two CD-s with the modern XX-century chamber music with Dorota Imiełowska – cello (Koch Classics, 2001). She won the special prize „Mosty Starosty“ in 2007 for outstanding achievements in piano playing and popularization of music culture. She was many times a member of the jury of piano and chamber music competitions in Poland and a juror of the II and III Egyption Chopin Piano Competition in Cairo (2012,2013). Since 1986 she has been running her own class in the Piano Department in the Academy of Music in Cracow.

Nicolai Elsberg

Nicolai Elsberg (b. 1989). Danish bass. Holds a Bachelor in contemporary music from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen (2014). Back then he was lead singer of the critically acclaimed Danish band, Spillemændene, and collaborated and toured with the world famous indie-group, Efterklang. With the feeling that the microphone was limiting his voice, Elsberg moved from rhythmic music into the world of classical singing and opera.

From 2016 Nicolai studied classical singing at The Royal Danish Academy of Music with the renowned Susanna Eken as voice teacher.

In 2019 he was invited for the Vocal Residency at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Later that summer he sang the role of Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Colline (La Bohème) at The Copenhagen Opera Festival.

Nicolai graduated in the summer of 2020 to join the soloist ensemble at The Royal Danish Opera (RDO). Despite the pandemic, Elsberg has in 2020 been fortunate to do three productions at RDO: Plutone (L’Orfeo), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Watchman & Masquerade Master in the Carl Nielsen-opera, Masquerade, where he also jumped in as a cover and sang the main role of Jeronimus.

Elsberg‘s rich sonorous voice has also caught the attention of contemporary composers such as Karsten Fundal and Rasmus Zwicki, who has written respectively an opera and an oratorio specifically for Elsbergs rare serious bass.

In 2020 Nicolai received three talent prizes from his home country: The Copenhagen Opera Festival Talent Prize, The Léonie Sonning Talent Prize and The Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant.

In June 2021 Nicolai represented Denmark in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition as one of the 16 singers chosen from a record high number of applicants. In October he sang in the Operalia Competition at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

In the 2021-22 season Nicolai will sing Colline, Il Commendatore and Mozarts Requiem at RDO as well as both News Editor and Doctor in The Nose by Shostakovich.

Future engagements holds a number of house debuts including Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Opéra de Lausanne and Opéra National du Rhin.

Andreas Brantelid

Born in 1987, Andreas Brantelid is already one of Scandinavia’s leading cellists and is quickly establishing an international reputation. He is currently a member of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society in New York performing regular concerts in that city and elsewhere in North America. During the 2010/11 season Andreas will make his debut with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (Germany and Spain), Brussels Philharmonic (Amsterdam Concertgebouw) and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Andreas made his concerto debut at the age of 14 with the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen playing the Elgar Cello Concerto. Since then he has appeared as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Scandinavia, including the recent world premiere of Rosing-Schow’s Cello Concerto with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. His concerto engagements have also included the Stockholm Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony and Vienna Symphony Orchestras. For the past two seasons, Andreas Brantelid has been a member of the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme, playing with many of the BBC’s orchestras as well as recital and chamber performances. In April 2008 EMI released his debut concerto disc, to great critical acclaim. A disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata was released in January 2010. Andreas Brantelid was the first Scandinavian to win 1st Prize in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2006) and the Paulo International Cello Competition (2007). He won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2008 and was Danish Radio’s Artist in Residence, 2007. Andreas Brantelid plays a 1665 Andreas Guarnerius “Terese” cello.

John Kruse

John Kruse begyndte sine studier ved Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium i 1980 hos soloklarinettist Jens Schou. I 1984 fortsatte han sine studier på Pariserkonservatoriet hos professor Guy Deplus. I 1987 blev John Kruse ansat i Det Kgl. Kapel, hvor han var til 1989. Dette år blev John Kruse udnævnt til soloklarinettist i Odense Symfoniorkester. Fra sommeren 2005 er John Kruse udnævnt til 1. soloklarinettist i Det Kgl. Kapel.

John Kruse har indspillet adskillige cd’er, bl.a. ny dansk musik for klarinet, Messiaens “Kvartet til Tidens Ende”, al Mozarts musik for bassethorn og senest Mozarts og Nielsens koncerter for klarinet og orkester.

John Kruse har modtaget Jacob Gade-legatet og Holger Bruusgaards Legat. Han har siddet i juryen ved de første fire Carl Nielsen Internationale Klarinet Konkurrencer. John Kruse har været solist med Det Kgl. Kapel, Sjællands Symfoniorkester, Odense Symfoniorkester, DR’s Symfoniorkester samt Det tjekkiske kammerorkester. John Kruse har løbende søgt videre inspiration hos internationale personligheder som Michel Arrignon professor på Pariserkonservatoriet og Hans Deinzer, tidligere professor i Hannover.

I 2008 blev John Kruse ansat som timelærer på Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium og fra april 2021 som lektor samme sted.

Ida Nystad

Ida er uddannet fra Musikakademiet i Krakow i Polen hos professor Miroslaw Herbowski, hvor hun blev kandidat med udmærkelse i oktober 2019. Efter hendes kandidateksamen blev hun optaget på post-graduate studier, svarende til dansk solistklasse, hos pianist og professor Mariola Cieniawa ligeledes på Musikakademiet i Krakow. Hun afsluttede sine solistklassestudier ved en koncert-eksamen i oktober 2021. Før studierne i Krakow studerede hun blandt andet på MGK hos professor Anne Øland, hos pianisten Nina Kavtaradze og hos pianist Susanne Germer.

Ida har givet koncerter over hele verden; i mange byer i Polen og Danmark, i Italien, Letland, USA, Canada, Tyskland og i Østrig, hvor hun har spillet i Wien adskillige gange blandt andet i Altes Rathaus Baroksal i Wiens centrum. I 2019 turnerede hun på Island med koncerter i Reykjavik, Akranes og Borganes.

Ida Nystad er prismodtager i den internationale klaverkonkurrence Music Without Limits i Litauen. Hun har modtaget mange invitationer fra musikfestivaler og koncertsteder i både indland og udland; Thisted Musikforening, Sorø Internationale Musikfestival, Musikfestival på Sardinien arrangeret af Associazione Culturale Artecrazia, Opus Festival i Århus samt festivaler i Polen blandt andet Bela Bartók Festival og Music of the North Festival. Ida har desuden givet koncert i prestigefyldte koncertsale som Odeon i Odense, Florianka i Krakow, Hietzing’s festsal i Wien og musikuniversitetets koncertsal i Rzeszów.

Ida Nystad er ligeledes en erfaren og eftertragtet kammermusiker og siden 2020 medarrangør af koncertrækken Løvehave Koncerter – en kammermusikfestival med internationalt anerkendte musikere fra ind- og udland støttet af blandt andre Louis-Hansen Fonden, Solistforeningen af 1921 og Augustinus Fonden.

Ida har deltaget i masterclasses hos internationalt anerkendte pianister som Ilja Scheps, Jacob Leuschner, Lilya Zilberstein, Alexandra Zvirblyte, Irina Osipova og Konstanze Eickhorst. Ida er modtager af stipendier og legater blandt andet fra Karen og Arthur Feldthusens Fond, Inge Hasselbach-Larsens Mindelegat og Augustinus Fonden.

Magnus Wenzel Most

Magnus Wenzel Most dimitterede december 2016 som kandidat fra Musikakademiet i Krakow hos professor Miroslaw Herbowski med udmærkelse. Februar året efter blev han optaget på post-graduate studier på akademiet fortsat hos professor Miroslaw Herbowski, som han afsluttede april 2019. Magnus gennemførte sin bacheloruddannelse 2011-2013 på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium hos Bohumila Jedlickova. Før konservatoriet studerede han på MGK hos Bella Zapolski. Magnus har desuden taget Masterclasses hos internationalt anerkendte pianister som Jacob Leuschner, Sergejs Osokins, Ilja Scheps og Mariola Cieniawa.

Magnus er 2. prismodtager i den internationale klaverkonkurrence “Paolo Serrao” i Italien. Han har givet koncerter i store dele af Europa herunder solo-recital i Wien i Hietzings Festsal, koncertturné på Island i Reykjavik, Akranes og Borganes og klaver-recital på Sardinien i Cagliari i det gamle og berømte universitetsbibliotek hos Associazione Culturale Artecrazia. Han har givet koncerter i Polen blandt andet til musikfestivalen Music of the North i koncertsal Florianka i Krakow, i Zywiec’ og Lancuts koncertsale, Nowy Saczs kunstgalleri, Rzeszóws musikuniversitet og på Krakows Musikakademi. I Danmark har han spillet koncerter bl.a. på Nationalmuseet i København, Carl Nielsen Museet i Odense, Christians kirken, Kulturhus Kappelborg i Skagen og Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium. Magnus er en alsidig og eftertragtet kammermusiker, han samarbejder blandt andet med musikere fra DR symfoniorkestret, danner klaverduo med pianist Ida Nystad og har opført en stor del nyere og moderne polsk musik blandt andet for klaverkvintet. Magnus har modtaget flere stipendier og legater herunder fra Frimodt-Heineke Fonden, William Demant Fonden og Karen og Arthur Feldthusens Fond. Medarrangør af Løvehave Koncerter: En koncertrække med internationalt anerkendte musikere fra ind- og udland.

Vælg koncertdato:

6. august 2023

Vera Panitch, Steiney Sigurðardóttir og Ida Nystad: Musik for violin, cello og klaver af Beethoven, Haydn og Smetana samt nordiske toner af Grieg og Nielsen.

13. august 2023

P. Heises sang-cyklus ’Dyvekes Sange’ med sopran Ann Petersen med Ida Nystad ved flyglet. I koncertens anden halvdel spiller den polske pianist Mariola Cieniawa musik af Chopin.

20. august 2023

Sange af Nielsen, Gade, Heise og Oluf Ring og uddrag fra Mozarts Tryllefløjten med Nicolai Elsberg og Magnus Wenzel Most. I anden halvdel af koncerten: Klavermusik af Chopin med Miroslaw Herbowski.

27. august 2023

Brahms med cellist Andreas Brantelid, klarinettist John Kruse og pianist Magnus Wenzel Most.