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NJYD

Marie Sønderskov, flute
Anja Nedremo, saxophone
Mikkel Egelund Nielsen, guitar
Jonas Weitling, percussion

NJYD was founded in 2014 and consists of four classical musicians whose purpose is to convey new nordic music. The quartet wants to make this music available to the established audience, but also places where it rarely finds place. Since the ensemble has an unique unconventional instrument combination, it is a must to get composers write works for the quartet. This makes it possible to be completely on top of whatever new developments and experiments thats taking place in the fast developing new music scene. The musicians belong to the core of the new music culture in Aarhus, and has also performed in other contexts with both new compositions and free improvisation music in countless concerts and festivals, as well as acting as active organizers of new music concerts. The four musicians have the highest education in Denmark from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and have received a lot of prizes,  two of them from Harbys Fond and Sonning's talent award. Currently they have worked with these composers: Bára Gísladóttir (IS), Sunleif Rasmussen (FO), Lasse D. Hansen (DK), Loïc Destremau (DK / FR), Christos Farmakis (GR / DK) Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm (DK) and James Black (GB).