Juryen/The jury

Niklas Sivelöv

🇩🇰 NIKLAS SIVELÖV har et imponerende alsidigt virke som pianist, komponist og klaver professor ved Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium. Sivelöv er kendt for sit omfattende repertoire og sin kreative tilgang kombineret med et dybt stilistisk kendskab og en sans for tradition, som kun kan udvikles gennem omfattende erfaring og en lang og enestående karriere. Sivelöv er også en kunstner, som godt kan lide at bevæge sig uden for den klassiske genre og han er særligt optaget af at arbejde med improviserende kunstnere. Hans koncert karriere spænder over fire kontinenter og omfatter koncertsale såsom Leipzig Gewandthaus, The Barbican, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tivoli i København og Atheneum i Bucharest.

Niklas Sivelöv har bragt sin karriere til nye højder gennem indspilninger for selskaber som BIS, Caprice, Dacapo, Naxos, Toccata Classics og AMC Classical.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 NIKLAS SIVELÖV demonstrates an impressive artistic range as a pianist, composer and piano professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. Sivelöv is known for his extensive repertoire and creative approach combined with a deep knowledge and sense of style and tradition which one can only develop through vast experience and a long outstanding career. Sivelöv is also an artist who likes to move outside the classical genre, and he is especially fond of working with improvisational arts. His concert career spans four continents, including venues such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Barbican, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tivoli Copenhagen and the Atheneum in Bucharest

Niklas Sivelöv has taken his career to new international heights with an extensive catalogue of recordings for such labels as BIS, Caprice, Dacapo, Naxos, Toccata Classics and AMC Classical.

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Kirsten Buhl Møller

🇩🇰 KIRSTEN BUHL MØLLER studerede først på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium og ved Operaakademiet i København. Senere studerede hun i London hos Thomas Hemsley og i New York hos Oren Brown. Efter hun dimitterede fra operaakademiet sang hun flere forskellige roller på Den Jyske Opera. Hendes optrædener som Cherubino, Dorabella, Cenerentola, Orlovsky og Nicklaus har høstet særlig opmærksomhed. Hun har også haft et omfattende virke som koncertsanger i ind- og udland, herunder Lied- og oratoriekoncerter. Gennem sin karriere har hun ofte optrådt på radio og TV, ligesom hun har indspillet flere CD’er.

Kirsten har undervist gennem hele sin karriere som sanger, og hun var i flere år underviser på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium inden hun blev udnævnt til professor og faggruppeleder for sangfaggruppen fra 1996-2017. Hun har givet masterclasses og kurser og har undervist et stort antal af skandinaviens professionelle sangere.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 KIRSTEN BUHL MØLLER first studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen and then later pursued further studies in London with Thomas Hemsley and in New York with Oren Brown. After graduating from the Academy she sang many different roles at the Danish National Opera. Her performances as Cherubino, Dorabella, Cenerentola, Orlovsky and Nicklaus are especially renowned. She has also had an extensive career on the Danish and international concert stage, including recitals and oratorios. Throughout her singing career, she has often appeared on radio and television, and she has made several recordings.

All along Kirsten has been teaching at the same time as pursuing her singing career, and she was for several years a member of the voice faculty at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, before she was appointed as a Professor and Head of the Voice Department from 1996 – 2017. She has given many Masterclasses and courses, and she has taught a great number of Scandinavia’s professional singers.

Toke Lund Christiansen

🇩🇰 TOKE LUND CHRISTIANSEN (formand for juryen) blev uddannet hos Professor Poul Birkelund på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (DKDM) og fortsatte sine studier hos Marcel Moyse og William Bennett. TLC debuterede som solist i Mozarts Concerto i G-dur, K313 med Marcel Moyse som dirigent. Fra 1968 til 2013 var han solofløjtenist i DR-Symfoniorkestret. Han er docent ved DKDM.

TLC har indspillet en stor del af kammermusikrepertoiret for fløjte: J.S.Bach, Händel, Leclair, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré, Roussel (samlede værker for fløjte), Ibert (samlede kammermusik værker for fløjte), Saint-Saëns (samlede kammermusik værker for fløjte) med pianist Elisabeth Westenholz, Kuhlau Kvartetten, m.fl.

Som forfatter har TLC udgivet en række bøger, herunder noveller, essays og ”Fløjtespil i Danmark”. Se kenderdupan.dk for at læse historien om fløjten i Danmark. (Fløjtespil i Danmark efter 1800).

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 TOKE LUND CHRISTIANSEN (Chairman of the Jury) was educated with Professor Poul Birkelund at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) and had further studies with Marcel Moyse and William Bennett. TLC made his debut as a soloist in Mozart Concerto in G, K-313 with Marcel Moyse conducting. From 1968 until 2013 he held the position as a solo flautist in DR-Symfoniorkester, Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He is associate professor (docent) at RDAM.

TLC has recorded a great part of the chamber music repertoire for flute: J.S. Bach, Händel, Leclair, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré, Roussel (complete music with flute), Ibert (complete chamber music with flute), Saint-Saëns (complete chamber music with flute) with pianist Elisabeth Westenholz, The Kuhlau Quartet a.o. .

As a writer TLC has published a number of books including novels, essays and “Flute Playing in Denmark”. Look up: kenderdupan.dk to read (in Danish only!) the story of playing the flute in Denmark (Fløjtespil i Danmark efter 1800).

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Tove Lønskov

🇩🇰 I mange år var TOVE LØNSKOV underviser i klaver på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium og Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium. Hun har en omfattende karriere som solist, kammermusiker og akkompagnatør i Danmark og i udlandet. Hun har været solist med de fleste danske symfoniorkestre og har arbejdet med dirigenter som Uri Segal, Thomas Briccetti, Jorma Panula, Zdenek Macal og Avi Ostrowsky. Som kammermusiker har hun spillet med så prominente navne som fløjtenisten Jean-Pierre Rampal og den russiske violinist Leonid Kogan, og i mange år har hun været fast duo partner med fløjtenisten András Adorján.

Med pianist Rudolfo Llambias udgør hun en højt skattet klaver duo, som har modtaget flere priser. Duoen har indspillet mange CD’er, deriblandt Debussys samlede værker, og har givet koncerter over hele verden.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 For many years TOVE LØNSKOV was a member of the piano faculty at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and at the North Jutland Academy of Music.

She has a wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Denmark and abroad. She has been a soloist with most of the Danish symphony orchestras and has worked with such conductors as Uri Segal, Thomas Briccetti, Jorma Panula, Zdenek Macal, and Avi Ostrowsky. As a chamber musician she has played with such famous names as the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Russian violinist Leonid Kogan, and for many years she has been a regular duo partner with the flautist András Adorján.

With the pianist Rodolfo Llambias she forms a much-appreciated piano duo which has received several prizes. The duo has recorded many CDs, including the collected piano works of Debussy and Schubert, and it has given concerts all over the world.

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Andreas Schmidt

🇩🇰 Den tyske baryton ANDREAS SCHMIDT studerede hos Ingeborg Reichelt og Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau og havde sin debut i 1984 som Malatesta i Don Pasquale med Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Derefter blev han medlem af ensemblet og sang roller som Guglielmo i Cosi fan tutte, Greven i Figaros Bryllup, Wolfram i Tannhäuser, Posa i Don Carlos og Marcello i La Boheme.

Som gæst har han sunget på Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper München, Bayreuther Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Grand Theátre Genève, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, La Scala i Milano, og the Metropolitan Opera.

Som koncertsanger har han sunget med en række nordamerikanske orkestre såsom New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, og Cleveland Orchestra, og i Europa har han sunget med så godt som alle førende orkestre. Han er en efterspurgt underviser og er professor og leder af sangfaggruppen på Hochschule für Musik und Theater i München ligesom han er gæsteprofessor på Sibelius Akademiet i Helsinki og på Mozarteum i Salzburg.

Andreas Schmidt har givet masterclasses over hele verden.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The German baritone, ANDREAS SCHMIDT, studied singing with Ingeborg Reichelt and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and made his opera debut in 1984 as Malatesta in Don Pasquale with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Subsequently he became a member of that company, appearing in such roles as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Wolfram in Tannhäuser, Posa in Don Carlos, and Marcello in La Bohème.

As a guest, he has appeared with the Hamburg State Opera, German State Opera of Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Bayreuther Festspiele, Vienna State Opera, Grand Theátre Genève, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, La Scala Milan, and the Metropolitan Opera. In concert, he has performed with such North American orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra; in Europe he has appeared with nearly all the leading orchestras. He is a saught after teacher and is currently professor and head of the voice department at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich as well as a guest professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Andreas Schmidt has given masterclasses all over the world.

Eva Hess Thaysen

🇩🇰 EVA HESS THAYSEN har været ansat som underviser i sang på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium siden 2008. Siden 2006 har hun også undervist på Bel Canto Institute i Firenze, ligesom hun har givet masterclasses på konservatorier i Europa og Asien. Som operasanger har Eva sunget mere end 40 roller på scenen, primært som solist ved Den Jyske Opera. Hendes roller dækker et bredt og varieret repertoire fra Händel og Mozart via bel canto til romantisk og nutidig opera. Hun har optrådt med alle danske symfoniorkestre og har desuden sunget med Den polske nationalradios symfoniorkester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic og Malmø Symfoniorkester. Hun har optrådt på festivaler over hele Europa og har indspillet flere CD’er, bl.a. The lesser known Nielsen med Tove Lønskov, Charlotte i operaen ”Sovedrikken” af Weyse med DR-Underholdningsorkestret, vokalsoloen i Carl Nielsens 3. symfoni med hhv. Odense Symfoniorkester og Royal Liverpool Philharmonic samt flere indspilninger af ny dansk musik.

Eva Hess Thaysen har været formand for Det Danske Sangselskab siden 2000.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 EVA HESS THAYSEN has been a member of the voice faculty at The Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2008. Since 2006 she has also been teaching voice at The Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy as well as giving masterclasses at conservatoires in Europe and Asia. As an opera singer, Eva has sung more than 40 roles on stage, mainly as a principal soloist with The Danish National Opera. Her roles cover a wide range of styles from Händel and Mozart via bel canto to romantic and contemporary opera. She has performed with all Danish Symphony Orchestras and has also appeared with The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Malmo Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at festivals all over Europe and has recorded extensively, including The lesser known Nielsen with Tove Lønskov, Charlotte in the opera ”The Sleeping Draught” by Weyse with the Danish Radio Sinfonietta, the vocal solo in Carl Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony with Odense Symfoniorkester and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic respectively as well as numerous recordings of contemporary Danish music

Eva Hess Thaysen has been president of the Board of The Danish Lied Society since 2000.

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Helmut Deutsch

🇩🇰 HELMUT DEUTSCH er en af verdens fineste, mest succesrige og efterspurgte Lied-akkompagnatører. Han blev født i Wien, hvor han studerede på konservatoriet og universitetet. Han modtog i 1965 The Composition Prize of Vienna og blev I en alder af 24 udnævnt til professor. Selvom han har optrådt som kammermusiker med verdens førende instrumentalister, har han primært koncentreret sit virke om Lied akkompagnement. I begyndelsen af hans karriere arbejdede han sammen med sopranen Irmgard Seefried, men den vigtigste samarbejdspartner i de tidlige år var Hermann Prey, som han dannede duo med i 12 år. Efterfølgende har han arbejdet med de mest efterspurgte Lied sangere og har spillet i verdens førende koncertsale. Hans samarbejde med Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau og Michael Volle er for tiden de mest prominente.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Helmut Deutsch ranks among the finest, most successful and in-demand song recital accompanists of the world. He was born in Vienna, where he studied at the Conservatory, the Music Academy and the University. He was awarded the Composition Prize of Vienna in 1965 and appointed professor at the age of twenty-four. Although he has performed with leading instrumentalists as a chamber musician, he has concentrated primarily on accompanying in song recitals.
At the beginning of his career he worked with the soprano Irmgard Seefried, but the most important singer of his early years was Hermann Prey, whom he accompanied as a permanent partner for twelve years.
Subsequently he has worked with many of the most important recital singers and played in the world’s major music centres. His collaborations with Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau and Michael Volle are currently among his most important.

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