New Music for Strings

Creating and interpreting compositions for strings

The vision behind New Music for Strings is to create an interdisciplinary space between the fields of string instrument performance and composition. Composers and performers will interact and inspire one another while working on the different aspects of creating and interpreting compositions for string instruments.

The festival also aims to compare differences in Scandinavian and American styles and traditions. The courses and events will feature advanced conservatory and university students and professionals in addition to faculty.

The festival was for the first time held in Aarhus in 2016, in a collaboration between The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Stony Brook University, New York and the association Ny Musik for Strygere in Aarhus.

Visit the festival’s current website.

NMFS 2018
In 2018 the festival was again held in Aarhus, Denmark, 11-19 August and in Reykjavik, Iceland, 20-25 august.
More details on the festival’s website archive.

NMFS 2021
In 2021 the festival will again appear in Aarhus, Denmark, 13-19 August.
More info on the festival website or in the menu.