Tutors

Arne Balk Møller Violin Arne Balk-Møller 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.   Guan Wenhui Violin Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 19.57.11   Professor in violin at Xinhai Conservatory of Guangzhou, China and a friend of The Carl Nielsen Masterclass from the visit and collaboration in Guangzhou some years ago. The Xinghai Conservatory of Music, also known as the Xinghai Conservatory is a music conservatory in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou City, Guangzhou Province, southern China. It was established in 1932 by the composer Ma Sicong as the Guangzhou Conservatory of Music. Both the Xinghai Conservatory of Music and the Xinghai Concert Hall are named after the noted composer Xian Xinghai (Chinese: 冼星海), who died on October 30, 1945 at the age of 40.   IbenTeilmann Iben Bramsnæs Teilmann Iben begyndte at spille violin som 7-årig, men skiftede til bratsch allerede fem år senere. Hun er uddannet på Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium hos Josef Kodousek med diplomeksamen i 1996. Yderligere har hun studeret i solistklasse hos David Takeno på Guildhall School of Music i London, samt i Cremona hos Bruno Giuranna på Academia Walter Stauffer. Som 12-årig stiftede Iben sin første strygekvartet, og hun har siden været en meget engageret kammermusiker. Hun har optrådt overalt i Danmark samt på festivaler i Sverige, Finland, Frankrig, Italien og USA. Iben har siden 2001 været 1.solo bratschist i det Kgl. Kapel. Desuden er hun medlem af Diamant ensemblet som er det Kgl. Biblioteks hus -ensemble i en 4-årig periode, hun optræder i den forbindelse ofte i radioen og ensemblet har netop udgivet en CD med værker af Dvorak og Spohr. Iben optræder i øvrigt jævnligt rundt i Europa med kammerorkestrene Mahler Chamber Orchestra samt Camerata Nordica. Hun spiller på en Guadagnini bratsch som er et lån fra Det Kgl. Kapel.

Niels Ullner Violoncello Niels 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.   Morten Østergaard Bassoon Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 19.59.59 Morten Østergaard er født og opvokset på Hindsholm på Fyn. Morten begyndte at spille fagot som 16-årig hos Erik Carstensen og blev tre år senere optaget på Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium, hvor studierne fortsatte hos Erik. Efter 4. studieår konkurrerede han sig til et års kontrakt i den svenske blæserkvintet Mälarkvintetten og fortsatte herefter to års studier hos professor Knut Sønstevold ved Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm. I 1995 vandt Morten sammen med Stockholms fagotkvartet, Särimmer, førstepris ved den første Internationale Fagotkvartetkonkurrence som blev afholdt i Berlin. Det første år efter uddannelsens afslutning blev Morten ansat for et år som alternerende solofagottist i Sveriges Radiosymfoniorkester. Morten har siden 2000 været fast ansat som solofagottist i Odense Symfoniorkester.   Mogens Andresen Trombone Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 20.01.15   Mogens Andresen trained as a trombonist. After working with the Falster Infantry Regimental Band in Vordingborg and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, in 1974 Mogens Andresen became a bass trombonist in the Royal Danish Orchestra. In 1988 Mogens Andresen was appointed professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with responsibility for the teaching of brass instruments. Mogens Andresen was a co-founder of Royal Danish Brass (1977) and plays Baroque trombone in the ensembles the Rosenborg Trio and Den Danske Violonbande.   Kerstin Thiele Flute Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 20.01.50 Kerstin Thiele, er uddannet hos solofløjtenist Toke Lund Christiansen på Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium og hos Professor Andre Jaunet i Zürich, Schweiz. Sidenhen har hun deltaget i master classes i udlandet hos bl.a. Professor Aurele Nicolet, Andras Adorjan og Alain Marion. Kerstin Thiele har virket som solist og kammermusiker i ind- og udland og er underviser på Syddansk Musikkonservatorium i Esbjerg. Hun spiller desuden fast i Esbjerg Ensemble.   Joel Gonzalez Double Bass Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 20.02.33 Double 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.