Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2013

Louise Hjorth Hansen

As a soloist and chamber player, Louise Hjorth Hansen has played concerts at home and abroad. Her focus on playing concerts of an experimental nature has led to a collaboration with composers, jazz and electronic musicians where a sound world is created of floating, hypnotic and improvising sound collages. She challenges her instrument, and the boundaries of what music is capable of are pushed out into uncertain areas. In 2103 she is collaborating with Fuzzy on a new piece of music for recorder and live electronics, the aim being a first performance at her debut examination.

Biography

Louise Hjorth Hansen (b. 1983) studied the recorder under Nikolaj Ronimus at The Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, Esbjerg. She gained her BA in 2011. She was subsequently accepted for training as a soloist under Ashley Solomon and Julien Feltrin at Artist Diploma, Royal College of Music in London, from where she made her debut with summa cum laude. Louise Hjorth Hansen is to make her debut from the soloist class at The Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, Esbjerg in 2013. She has done well in a number of international competitions and received various grants. 

As a soloist and chamber player, Louise Hjorth Hansen has played concerts at home and abroad. Her focus on playing concerts of an experimental nature has led to a collaboration with composers, jazz and electronic musicians where a sound world is created of floating, hypnotic and improvising sound collages. She challenges her instrument, and the boundaries of what music is capable of are pushed out into uncertain areas. In 2103 he is collaborating with Fuzzy on a new piece of music for recorder and live electronics, the aim being a first performance at her debut examination.

Forthcoming activities

2013 will feature concerts in London, including a first performance of a piece by the composer and computer musician Louis d’Heudière for bass recorder and electronics as well as a number of concerts at the underground music venue Mayhem in Nørrebro, Copenhagen – a crossover project called Nonfigurativt, where Louise along with jazz and electronic musicians from Denmark and London create a musical universe where boundaries between traditional musical genres are erased.

Scholarship from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation

Louise Hjort Hansen has received a scholarship of DKK 60,000.
The scholarship is to be used to continue her studies of modern music under Julien Feltrin in London, to purchase new instruments and for expenses in connection with concerts and competitions abroad.