Thursday 30 June 2022
Nordic folk music played by some of the world's most skilled musicians

Look forward to an adventurous concert when two masterful orchestras, Dreamers' Circus and Danish String Quartet, join forces at Roskilde Festival.

In a matter of short time, Danish String Quartet (DSQ) have positioned themselves as one of the most important names on the Danish and international music scene.

They have distinguished themselves as interpreters of the classical repertoire, e.g. Carl Nielsen and Beethoven. DSQ has also put a great deal of work into making consistent and vibrant performances of contemporary quartets, by the likes of Abrahamsen, Schnittke and Sjostakovych.

In addition to their superiority in the classical repertoire, DSQ has attracted attention in completely different circles than appreciators of chamber music. Their recording Wood Works, which presents Scandinavian folk music in unrestrained arrangements, has attracted enormous attention from a young and wide audience who have become aware of the great qualities of chamber music.

The members of DSQ are Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland, Asbjørn Nørgaard and Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin.

Dreamers' Circus are some of the foremost ambassadors of the new wave of Nordic folk music.

With their infectious energy and deep commitment, they have enchanted listeners in Denmark but they have also traveled the world and extended people’s knowledge of Nordic folk music.

They have played in Sydney's famous Opera House, and they have toured Japan where they have performed their music for legendary animation filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

And even if they often appear in large concert halls, they have never let go of the playfulness and the ability to create intimate encounters with their music.

Dreamers' Circus consists of the musicians Nikolaj Busk, Ale Carr and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (yes, he plays in both orchestras).