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15 · 08 · 2018

Concerts of Danish music for accordion

The Danish Cultural Institute presents the concert by Danish musician Bjarke Mogensen, accordion, and the “Avantgarde-quartet” from St. Petersburg: Mikhail Krutik, violin, Viktoriya Velkova, violin, Dmitriy Chernyshenko, viola, and Elena Grigorieva, cello on 14 September 2018 at 18:30 at the Sheremetev Palace — Museum of Music.

On 12 September at 18:00 Bjarke Mogensen will perform at the Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg.


Young and talented musicians from Denmark and Russia will present a diverse programme featuring modern Danish composers.


Bjarke Mogensen’s repertoire spans transcriptions of the classical music such as Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov to a large programme of original literature with compositions by Sofia Gubaidulina, Poul Ruders, Per Nørgård and many others. Through his curiosity and pioneering work with his instrument, Bjarke has inspired the creation of more than 50 new works – solo, chamber music, and concerts for the accordion and symphony orchestra. He performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, together with Vladimir Spivakov’s Moscow Virtuosi and many prominent international symphony orchestras.


In 2016 Bjarke Mogensen received the Danish Music Critics Artist Prize. Bjarke studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and today he teaches accordion and chamber music at the same place.


The “Avantgarde-quartet” was created in 2009 by musicians of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia’s Symphony Orchestra, winners of international contests of chamber music. The quartet’s repertoire consists of classical music by Russian and international composers of the XX century and works by new authors. The musicians perform at St. Petersburg’s prominent concert stages, including the Philharmonia’s Small Hall, State Hermitage, House of Composers and participate in new music festivals “Petersburg Music Spring,” “Sound Ways,” and “Contemporary Past.”

Programme of the concert on 12 September in Vyborg. Free entrance.

Programme of the concert on 14 September in St. Petersburg. More information and tickets.

Фото: Nikolaj Lund