About the festival

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.

Masterclass sections – concert series – lectures

The festival consists of three independent masterclass sections, a concert series and lectures. Participants and audience will have access to all events.


Concerts and lectures

The festival involves nine concerts, the majority of which will feature a combination of students and faculty. In addition to this, there will be a composer reading and a series of five lectures by faculty. The majority of events will take place in Aarhus. Detailed programs and locations for concerts and lectures: Go to left side menu: Events.