WHAT’S UP?

I am immensely thrilled to start an exciting collaboration with Jenny Rose at A.O.R management Inc. in Seattle as my general manager!
Jenny has been working hard these last couple of months, setting everything up and we are now ready to launch!
Please find her contact details under ‘CONTACT

I am waiting with anticipation for the official release date of the House of Cards SACD at the end of August. This Double SACD is one of BIS’s biggest projects ever!

Collaborating with composer and conductor Jeff Beal has enriched me both as a musician and as a person. Both Jeff and his wife, soprano Joan Beal, were there with me when we gave the US premiere of his Flute Concerto last May, together with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä.

Jeff’s and Joan’s presence on and off stage made the experience even more special. It has been a privilege collaborating with this epic orchestra and with Osmo, who has really made the piece his own and has impacted my interpretation of it.

We were all over the moon by the public’s warm reaction to this new piece, with standing ovations at all three concerts, screaming and cat-calling – what magical moments! I was truly touched by the warm reception of the piece by the orchestra members as well. Spending time with my flute colleagues in their wonderful Minneapolis was an added bonus!

Now its time to bring the concerto over to Europe! I will be doing that first on a tour with the Argovia Philharmonic (Switzerland).

Trombonist, conductor, composer Christian Lindberg was one of the first composers that has written for me. That was back in 2002. We have recorded his concerto with the Swedish Chamber orchestra and toured together in Sweden. I was playing Christian’s concerto in Europe, among others in the Musikverein in Vienna with the Tonkünstler Orchestra and Stefan Sólyom.

This season, Christian and I will join forces again, this time in his capacity as a conductor, alongside his NK orchestra (Israel) in a project of Israeli works for flute and orchestra. Composer Ella Sheriff is writing a newly commissioned piece for me. We met while I was in Israel about a year ago and really ’clicked’. I am so excited, knowing that she is in the process of composing as I write! Per England, Swedish and enormously multi-talented, is transcribing well-known Israeli folksongs for flute and orchestra.

There is also a new commission being written for me by Sebastian Fagerlund (Composer in Residence of the Consertgebouw, Amsterdam), to be premiered with the Tapiola Sinfonietta (Finland) and recorded by BIS.

But for the next weeks, it is all about family and sunshine! Happy summer!