We are so lucky to have 3/4 of the Danish String Quartet join us for our strings programme (August 7th-11th). The Danish String Quartet plays about 100 concerts a year and performs worldwide in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Elb Philharmonic.


Asbjørn Nørgaard is one of the leading classical Danish musicians of his generation. He is the viola player of the Danish String Quartet. Asbjørn Nørgaard is artistically responsible for the Danish String Quartet’s programming and has in this function instigated several innovative concert programs and formats. Asbjørn Nørgaard studied at the music conservatories in Stockholm, Berlin and Copenhagen with his debut from the soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2013.

Danish String Quartet Credit: Caroline Bittencourt

FREDERIK ØLAND (2nd from the left)

Frederik Øland studied violin under Professor Serguei Azizian at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and under Professor Ulf Wallin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. At the age of 23, he won the position of leader of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the same year he was appointed a teacher of violin and chamber music at RDAM in Copenhagen. Frederik left the Copenhagen Phil in 2017 to focus on the Danish String Quartet, in which he is a violinist, but he continues to assist in several of the Danish orchestras from time to time.


Fredrik Sjølin (b. 1982) grew up in Trondheim and is one of Scandinavia’s most sought-after cellists and chamber musicians of his generation. For 15 years, Fredrik has been a cellist in “The Danish String Quartet”, which still forms the main part of his work. Outside the quartet, Fredrik is active as a guest soloist and a chamber musician, and he teaches on a regular basis at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.

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