At NJORD you can experience a number of high profile musicians and artists from home and abroad.


Aliisa Neige Barrière

The French-Danish violinist Liisa Neige Barrière (b. 1995) has despite her young age received numerous awards and accolades. The passionate chamber musician has participated in projects and master classes throughout Europe and America, and moving musical from the Baroque to the very latest contemporary music. Read more

Ars Nova Copenhagen

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Avanti! Chamber Orchestra

The Finnish Avanti! Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1983 on the initiative of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Olli Pohjola and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and since 1998, the clarinetist Kari Kriikku been artistic director. Today Avanti! is known as one of the best ensembles for contemporary music in the world and moves smoothly between all genres and styles. Avanti! is working closely with some of the foremost international conductors, soloists and composers, and has won numerous awards and widespread acclaim from audiences and critics worldwide. Read more


Bjarke Mogensen

Danish accordionist Bjarke Mogensen was born in 1985. At the age of 13 he made his debut as a soloist in a German TV broadcast with the Munich Symphony Orchestra.

In 2011, Bjarke Mogensen had his solo debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, and in 2012 he received 1st prize in the prestigious European Broadcast Unions “New Talent” competition in Bratislava. Read more

Clément Mao-Takacs

French conductor Clément Mao-Takacs started his career as a conductor at a very young age, making his conducting debut at age 15 at Salle Gaveau (Paris). After his studies, he worked at the Budapest National Opera (2002) and the Roma Opera House as principal assistant conductor for five years (2003-2008). Read more

Duo Harpverk

Duo Harpverk was formed in 2007 by harpist Katie Buckley and percussionist Frank Aarnink. The duo’s intention is to commission and perform music for harp and percussion. Since beginning they have commissioned over 100 pieces from composers in Iceland and all over the world.Read more

Geirþrúður Ása Guðjonsdóttir

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Asa Gudjonsdottir came into a family devoted to the arts. Beginning her studies at the age of 3, and instantly became mesmerized with the instrument. At the age of 12, Asa was admitted to the Reykjavik Conservatory, ultimately leading up to her acceptance at the prestigious Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Read more

Hélène Navasse

The flautist Hélène Navasse has won several international competitions and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician around the world - from the US to Japan and Iceland to Lebanon. Navasse has over the years worked with a number of the most prestigious European contemporary ensembles including Music Factory, Schönberg Ensemble, Asko Ensemble Klang Forum and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Read more

Jakob Hultberg

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Jakob Kullberg

The cellist Jakob Kullberg is one of the most visible and stylistically wide-ranging young Danish instrumentalists. He has won numerous awards, appeared on major international festivals and played with high-profile orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more

Jean Baptiste-Barrière

The French multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière (b. 1958) works in his works with the interaction between music and image.

He has composed music for numerous multimedia shows and interactive installations, just as he creates visuals for live performances by a variety of composers. Read more

Jesper Sivebæk

Jesper Sivebaek has won prizes in international solo guitar competitions, including: Certamen Internacional di Guitarra Francisco Tarrega in Benicasim, Spain; Concours International de Guitarre in Carpentras, France; and Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano, Italy. He is also co-founder of the Scandinavian Guitar Duo which won the Danish Broadcasting Association’s Chamber Music Competition in 1993.
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Josefine Opsahl

Josefine Opsahl has in recent years established herself as a versatile and innovative cellist. In classical contexts she plays concerts as a soloist or in various chamber ensembles.In addition, Opsahl is a core member and driving force in the improvisation and sound collective 'We like We', as well as the progressive folk ensemble 'Kottos'. Both ensembles explore the borders of the classical genre. Read more

La Chambre aux échos

Paris based La Chambre aux échos is a cross-media collaborative structure, meant to produce new forms of performances, concerts, readings, exhibitions and conferences. The ensemble was founded by Clément Mao-Takacs and Aleksi Barrière in order to work in the field of music theatre with a new vision. Read more

Margrét Árnadóttir

Cellist Margrét Árnadóttir has appeared as a soloist with Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra and has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts in Iceland, USA and China. Margrét is currently a member of Iceland Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of Elektra Ensemble. Read more

Raija Malka

Visual artist Raija Malka (FIN, born in 1959) lives and works in Lisbon and Helsinki. She graduated from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at the Aalto University in 1985, and was a resident at the La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from 1991 to 1996. Read more

Richard Korn

Richard Korn is a member of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, solo bassist with the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra and has performed in countless opera and theater productions as well as being the bassist in Cynic Guru and Epic Rain. Read more

Robert Koller

The base-baritone Robert Koller performed a wide range of main solo roles including the role of King Cosroe in Siroe, Re di Persia by Haendel with the Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Andrea Marcon which took him to perform at the Musikhalle Hamburg and at the Zellerbach Hall San Francisco as well as to make his soloist appearance with the Capella Reial de Catalunya under Jordi Savall at the Styriarte Graz, at the festival of Ambronay and at the Basilica of Vézelay. Read more

Theatre of Voices

Theatre of Voices was founded in California by Paul Hillier, but is now based in Denmark. Current projects include music ranging from Perotin to Dowland, Carissimi, Buxtehude and Bach, and many of today’s most eminent composers such as Berio, Pärt, Reich, Cage, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Stockhausen. Read more

NJORD New Nordic Music Biennale 2016

Med fokus på klangfarver i musikken og farveklange i billedkunsten samler NJORD Biennale en række komponister, billedkunstnere, musikere, instruktører o.a. i nordiske samarbejder omkring tværkunstneriske projekter.

Festivalens program byder på fem koncertaftener og en udstilling, hvorigennem årets tema udfoldes.
Koncertformater og -indhold er afvekslende – fra stor operaopsætning over eksperimenterende ensemblekoncerter med visuals til intime solo- og duoopførelser.

NJORD | 28 January – 1 February 2016 | Copenhagen

NJORD is Copenhagen's new biennial for new Nordic music and art. With a focus on timbre in music and color tones in the visual arts, the biennale brings together a number of cross cultured composers, visual artists, musicians, directors, etc. in Nordic collaboration on a number of cross artistic projects.