Saga Fagerström (flute)

Flutist Saga Fagerström is from Linköping and has studied at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Important teachers and flutists include Annica De Val, Håvard Lysebo, Gitte Marcusson and Göran Marcusson. During her education Saga's interest in contemporary music has grown stronger and, from autumn 2017, she is taking a break from the bachelor’s program in flute performance to study composition at Gotlands tonsättarskola. Her ambitions lie in both disciplines. Aside from her studies she is a freelance flutist primarily in and around Linköping and Gothenburg.

Anton Wigh (clarinet)

Anton is a chamber and orchestra-musician based in Gothenburg where he is currently studying the post-graduate program for interpretation at the Academy of Music and Drama, from which institution he also holds a bachelor’s degree in classical music performance. With one foot in the tradition and one in the future, Anton is using his versatility as a clarinettist to explore all corners of classical and contemporary repertoire, as well as composing music of his own. As both composer and musician he always seeks a deeply emotional connection with every note and sound.

Nils Henriksson (piano)

Composer and pianist living in Gothenburg (Sweden) where he is currently earning his master’s degree in composition at the Academy of Music and Drama.

His compositional output is focused on instrumental music, ranging from solo and chamber-music to pieces for larger orchestra-settings, as well as pieces for unspecified instrumentation or any number of players.

As a musician he has been performing pieces by contemporary classics such as Feldman, Stockhausen, Cage and Cardew, as well as new compositions by young colleagues. He regularly collaborates with a wide range of musicians, lately in duo-setting with pianist and improviser Zoe Efstathiou.

Website: www.nilshenriksson.se

Sven Risberg (cello)

Sven Risberg is an eagerly active and sought-after cellist, freelancing mainly the areas of Linköping, Stockholm and Gothenburg, where he also lives and studies at the Academy of Performing Arts. He has participated in masterclasses with Truls Mörk, Niles Ullner and Stefano Vegetti and lessons and courses with Louisa Tuch, Claes Gunnarsson and Torstein Dalene.

In later years he has played within a broad range of projects including as guest solists with Örnsköldsvik musiksällskap, in LYRC-orchestra, as an orchestral-player in various theater- and stageplays, and with Ensemble Dasein.

Benjamin Sandberg (percussion)

Percussionist Benjamin Sandberg is from Ängelholm and have studied at the Royal Danish academy of music in Copenhagen, now attending his fourth bachelor year at the academy of music and drama in Gothenburg. He has always been curious of different types of music and searches on new ways to develop both as a soloist and orchestral/chamber musician.

Important teachers have been Roger Carlsson, Daniel Berg, Johan Bridger, Per Tholin,Hans Hernqvist and Gert Mortensen.

Julija Morgan (violin)

Julija Morgan is studying classical violin for Detlef Hahn at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has also studied Baroque violin for Bjarte Eike and Bernhard Forck. In addition to her violin studies, she has attended Idun Lovén Art School in Stockholm where she deepened her interest in painting and composition. Julija is a member of the music collective Damkapellet and improvisational groups as STÖK, Tvinna and Jord. As a freelancer, she plays in the Baroque orchestra Barokkanerne among others.

Among her collaborations with others she has worked with Tove Bagge to interpret Julija's graphic score Tuskaftsväv, a piece created specifically for their duo project Tvinna. They have performed the piece several times, including the festival Serendip in Oslo. Damkapellet has also performed several works by Julija in Copenhagen. The latest piece Glaskropp was played in a performance developed in collaboration with Dansk komponistförening and Köbenhavns Musikteater.

Sigurdur Arni Jonsson (conductor)

Sigurdur Arni Jonsson is an Icelandic composer and conductor. His music ranges from choral works and solo pieces to more expansive chamber and orchestral works. He has studied composition and conducting in Reykjavík, Århus, Gothenburg and Piteå. His pieces have been performed by performers such as Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE),Musica Vitae (SE), Esbjerg Ensemble (DK), Caput New Music Ensemble (IS), Melodia chamber choir (IS) and Söngsveitin Fílharmónía (IS) and his works have been featured at events including Dark Music Days in Reykjavík, Ung Nordisk Musik 2017 and New Directions Festival 2016.

Website: www.sajonsson.com

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