Rudersdal Chamber Players is a first of its kind ensemble in Denmark, emanated from the festival Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter
It was created at the suggestion of the internationally acclaimed composer, Lera Auerbach, and her husband and manager, Rafael DeStella, who visited the festival during August 2017 when Auerbach was featured composer.
The intensive collaboration with leading composers from all over the world and the desire for a meaningful combination of classical and contemporary music, created need for a competent and flexible ensemble in residence.
The core of Rudersdal Chamber Players is a piano quartet, but the ensemble also performs in larger or smaller constellations and include other instruments like flute, clarinet and more strings.
In addition to the engagement at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter, the chamber players appear in a lot of other places.
Already before the official début in May, Rudersdal Chamber Players aroused interest from venues in Denmark and abroad.
They performed at venues such as Golden Days Festival, Sorø International Music Festival, The National Gallery of Denmark and Copenhagen Art Week and several concerts were broadcast by the Danish Radio. In November 2019 they toured in Russia playing the opening concert of the Sound Ways Festival in St. Petersburg.
Future projects include tours in USA, Norway a.o.
“Rudersdal Chamber Players is an outstanding ensemble. All members are first class instrumentalists with a responsive attitude and a deep understanding of the musical material. This is the chamber music making at very high level. For the first time ever I listened to a performance of my piano quartet ”In l’istesso tempo” without having anything to criticise. I also enjoyed the Rudersdal Chamber Player’s energetic, devoted and well-balanced interpretations of Brahms and Mozart. The audience was enthusiastic and the whole atmosphere at the concerts was indeed wonderful.”
Christine Pryn, violin. Performed in more than 25 countries and received a large number of prizes and awards including the Danish Music Reviewer’s Prize and the Polish Gloria Artis Medal.
Manuel Esperilla, piano. Member of Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and employed at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Performed as a soloist with orchestras in Spain and Denmark.