Around the age of 10, I realized that I wanted to be a musician. It wasn’t necessarily the accordion which draw my attention – even though this was the instrument I studied at that time. My biggest joy was writing my own songs, soundscapes and playing Bach and Piazzolla on my accordion with stradella Bass. It wasn’t until I heard Musorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition played on two accordions, when I fell in love with the sound and technical possibilities of the accordion.
I studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with James Crabb where I completed both my bachelor and master degree. Afterwards I continued my studies at the Norwegian academy of music in Oslo with Frode Haltli. I also took a one-year echange to San Sebastian to work with Inaki Alberdi.
During my studies I developed a big interest in new music. Collaborations with composers resulted in numerous new solo and chamber works. Established links with composers such as Hafdis Bjarnadottir and Farshid Samandarie enabled a path for me to explore adventurous new ways of approaching the accordion.
I am a member of Roadrunner: a dynamic trio consisting of violoncello clarinet and accordion. Roadrunner plays contemporary, world and improvised music, including own compositions and arrangements. My love for folk music also speaks though in my first solo album, Arquitecturas del Silencio, an album with early Dutch folk melodies an contemporary works for solo accordion.
Besides music making, I also make visual art and enjoy storytelling. Despite the diversity, all musical genres and disciplines have a shared motive: an intrinsic wish for sharing stories.
Links to relevant websites:
guide for composers
My teaching job
Projects and ensembles
The Klezmer Society
Early and new Klezmer music. Order here
Music by the wonderful composer Hafdís Bjarnadóttir. I perform on two tracks: Manúdans and Hundur. Hafdís has a playful, versatile and creative way of writing and playing. Order here.
Arquitecturas del Silencio
My first solo album! A personal project with some of my favorite contemporary works, improvised music and Dutch folk music from the 16th and 17th century. Order here
- 27 mei 2023
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