Founded in 1991, the Danish Chamber Players (Storstrøms Kammerensemble) has established it self as one of the leading chamber ensembles on the Danish music scene. Due to its specific combination of eight instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, harp, piano, violin, viola and cello), Danish Chamber Players has a unique sonority and a distinct repertoire including Danish music and contemporary works in the international tradition. Danish Chamber Players resides at Fuglsang Estate, a 19th century castle on the island of Lolland, thus continuing the rich musical tradition of this idyllic place, where, among other composers and musicians, Carl Nielsen and Edvard Grieg frequently sought tranquillity and inspiration. The Danish Chamber Players have worked with a number of prominent conductors, soloists and composers, and have performed with a repertoire stretching from Renaissance music to contemporary works, with small and large ensembles, and from experimental musical drama productions to the core repertoire of intimate chamber music. As a state-financed regional ensemble, the Danish Chamber Players are required to produce professional classical music at the highest level, i.e. by performing in concert, recording CDs, etc. The ensemble also undertakes a number of interesting developmental tasks in its allotted role as a musical “dynamo”, for example by supporting the region’s local talent with training, workshops, master classes, etc. Danish Chamber Players received the Danish Music Critics Award 1996.
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