Tutors

Arne Balk Møller
Violin
Arne BalkArne Balk-Møller (violin) trained in Copenhagen with Milan Vitek and at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Ernst Kovacic. He has been a solo player in the Royal Danish Orchestra and a guest conductor of Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Arne Balk-Møller has made a particular impact in chamber music and has played in most of Europe and participated in major festivals including the Salzburg Festival, the Lockenhaus Festival and the Bergen Festival. Arne Balk-Møller has released many internationally acclaimed CDs and has been awarded several prizes including the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize. He has further worked as a conductor of several of the Danish regional orchestras and at the Funen Opera as well as leading chamber orchestras in Denmark and abroad.

Sakari Tepponen
Violin
Sakari TepponenEducated at the Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna. Former teacher at Lahti Conservatory of Music, the Sibelius Academy and the Helsinki Conservatory. Toured as a soloist and chamber musician in several countries, among others Germany, England, Japan, Russia, Poland, Spain and the USA. Has been leader of several symphony orchestras in Finland and Kammerorkester Neue Wiener Solisten. Teacher and coach in several international master classes in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, England, Poland, Russia and Spain. Recorded several records and CDs as leader, chamber musician and soloist with Ondine, Mils, Classico and BIS.

Claus Myrup
Viola
Claus MyrupClaus Myrup studied violin and viola with Professor Milan Vitek and Professor Josef Kodóusek at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. After his soloist Debut he received the prestigious prizes “Carl Nielsen Travel Scholarship” and “The Danish Music Critics Award”. Since 1985 he has been principal violist of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra where he also appears as a soloist. Claus Myrup is highly acclaimed chamber musician who has preformed all over Europe in this capacity and as a soloist. As a former professor at the Academy of Music in Aarhus he features regularly in master-classes and as a judge in international competitions. His repertoire is extensive and he has performed and recorded a wide range of music both with the orchestra and as a chamber musician. His chamber music recordings include among others works by Brahms, Nielsen,Gubaidoulina, Pendericki, Kurtag and Shostakovich.

Niels Ullner
Violoncello
Niells UllnerNiels Ullner (cello) trained privately with Professor Asger Lund Christiansen, and studied further abroad with among others Pierre Fournier, William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich. He was a member of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1977-1985. Since that same year, he has functioned as first solo cellist in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this Niels Ullner has been widely active as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. Since his appointment in 2010 as a lecturer at the Carl Nielsen Academy in Odense he has succeeded in building up a cello class of a high standard. In 2010 Niels Ullner was appointed as a professor at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, in Odense, with responsibility for cello classes as well as the structuring of the orchestra course. Niels Ullner is also much sought-after in connection with master classes and adjudication work in Denmark and abroad.

Svante Wik
Clarinet
svante wikViolinist and conductor.  Arne Balk Møller studied in Copenhagen (Milan Vitek) and at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Ernst Kovacic). He has been a solo player in the Royal Danish Orchestra and guest principal in Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. However, Arne Balk Møller has mainly performed as a chamber musician. He has played over most of Europe as well as the radio stations of the countries in question. He has performed at several festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Lockenhaus Festspiele and Bergen Festspil amongst others. He has also published numerous CDs and has been rewarded with a number of prices, including the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis. Arne Balk Møller has conducted several Danish regional symphony orchestras including the Funen Opera Orchestra as well as chamber orchestras in Denmark and abroad.

Tone Sundgaard Anker
French Horn
Tone Sundgaard AnkerTone Sundgård Anker is born in Trondheim, Norway. She was educated as music teacher from Østlandets Musikkonservatorium in Oslo. After her teacher diploma she graduated with an orchestral diploma from Hochschule für Musik Trossingen in Germany as a student of professor Francis Orval. Furthermore she took soloist- and chamber music diploma from Hochschule für Musik Winterthur, Switzerland, with the teacher David Johnson. Since 1996 Tone Anker has been the solo French horn player in Odense Symfoniorkester, Denmark, and has had several solo performances with this orchestra. She is active as teacher at Odense Musikskole and Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium and Southern Denmark Conservatory of Music. Besides this she frequently plays chamber music and is a member of a trio for French horn, violin and piano.

Henrik Goldschmidt
Oboe
Henrik GoldschmidtViolinist and conductor.  Arne Balk Møller studied in Copenhagen (Milan Vitek) and at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Ernst Kovacic). He has been a solo player in the Royal Danish Orchestra and guest principal in Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. However, Arne Balk Møller has mainly performed as a chamber musician. He has played over most of Europe as well as the radio stations of the countries in question. He has performed at several festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Lockenhaus Festspiele and Bergen Festspil amongst others. He has also published numerous CDs and has been rewarded with a number of prices, including the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis. Arne Balk Møller has conducted several Danish regional symphony orchestras including the Funen Opera Orchestra as well as chamber orchestras in Denmark and abroad.

Joel Gonzalez
Double Bass
Joel GonzalesDouble bassist Joel Gonzalez was born in Mexico in 1979. He started learning the double bass with Cesareo Chan in his native Merida. Since that he studied at conservatories in Xalapa, Copenhagen and Berlin with Andrzej Dechnik, Michal Stadnicki and Janne Saksala respectively. Along his career he has been awarded several prizes, like dthe Special Prize og the jury in the 2. International Sperger competition in Germany in 2002, and the prize Finalist with distinction in the 1. International Wratislavia competition in Poland in 2008. In his native contry he has been recipient of the Performers grant from the FONCA in Mexico in 2000-2001, and in 2007 he was awarded the grant of the Harbys Fond, one of the most prestigious in Denmark. He is currently the second principal of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a guest musician with some of the most important orchestras in Europe.

Ditte Fromseier Hockings
Violin (folk music)
Ditte Fromseier HockingsDitte Fromseier started her musical life at the age of four at the local music school of her home island Bornholm. Since then she has played her way around the world and is trained as both a classical musician and folk musician. Ditte has since 2008 been assistant professor and head of the folk music department at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Southern Denmark.

She holds a BA in Musicology – University of Copenghagen, a Master of arts Irish Traditional Music Performance – University of Limerick and a Master in folk music – Southern Denmakr Conservatory of Music, Odense. In 2008 she had the prestigious Danish Music Award – folk.