DUSIKA - Copenhagen Region Youth Symphony Orchestra

9 July 20.30 Festival Hall

Entrance: 15€

The orchestra was established in 1988 on the initiative of the County council of Copenhagen. DUSIKA has about 60 members in the ages 13 to 25. The orchestra gives young musicians in the Region of Copenhagen an opportunity to be a part of a symphonic orchestra with a thoroughly and professional instruction. The orchestra members plays classical music with passion and contagious enthusiasm and some of them studies at The Royal Accademy of Music in Copenhagen. The Orchestra likes to play Carl Nielsen – one of our Danish composers and Romantic music.

Christian Schmiedescamp has been conducting DUSIKA for the last five years. He is very ambitious and he isis also working  as principal trombone with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

DUSIKA gives about 8-10 concerts every year, and frequently visits other countries. In recent years Dusika has been to the Faeroe Islands, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Polen, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Scotland, Czech republic and Australia.

Still in his mid-twenties, Christian Øland is one of the Nordic region’s most exciting young conducting talents. In the 2017/18 Season he recorded with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and debuted with The Royal Swedish Orchestra at the Stockholm Opera House. These accomplishments he adds to recent engagements with the Copenhagen Phil, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Orkester Norden, the Nordic Youth Orchestra.

Christian was born in Denmark in 1994 and studied in the renowned conducting class of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. After just a year in Finland, he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra by the orchestra’s Music Director Hannu Lintu and led the prestigious ensemble in concert. He worked closely with the FRSO’s visiting conductors including Oliver Knussen, with whom he prepared a performance of Reinbert de Leeuw’s Der Nächtige Wanderer and conducted the off-stage ensemble.

Christian conducted the Nordic premiere of Fausto Romitelli's iconic work An Index of Metals with the Finnish new music ensemble NYKY, after which he was invited to revive the performance at Flow Festival in Helsinki. He has conducted the Helsinki Sinfonietta in a fully staged performance of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy’s opera school, and has conducted the Royal Swedish Ballet in Mats Ek’s landmark production of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. In a master-class with the orchestra’s Honorary Conductor Herbert Blomstedt, Christian conducted Sibelius’s Symphony No 2 with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Before commencing his conducting studies Christian studied bassoon and piano in Denmark. He was a prize-winning bassoonist and played as a guest with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 Christian received the Carl Nielsen Talent Prize and the same year he was awarded the Arne Hammelboe Travel Scholarship by the Danish Conductors Association.
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Ditte Aggerholm (born 1997) is a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, currently at her second year in the class of solo flutist Ulla Miilmann, of whom she has been a student for the last 5 years. She began playing the flute when she was 10 years old, and later got admitted to the pre-conservatory programme for talented young musicians at Sankt Annæ Gymnasium in Copenhagen. Ditte has participated in masterclasses with Julien Beaudiment and Emily Beynon.  

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