About

Rudersdal Chambers Players

Rudersdal Chamber Players is a new ensemble 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 new and old music created need for a competent and flexible ensemble in residence.

The core of Rudersdal Chamber Players is a piano quartet, but the ensemble can also perform in larger or smaller constellations where other instruments are included.

In addition to the engagement at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter, the quartet will appear in a lot of other places. 

Already before the official début Rudersdal Chamber Players have aroused interest from venues in Denmark and abroad and received invitations to perform in New York, at Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Poland. Since the official debut in May 2018, the ensemble performed at venues such as Golden Days Festival, Sorø International Music Festival and Copenhagen Art Week.

“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.”

Giya Kancheli

The four permanent members of Rudersdal Chamber Players are:

Christine Pryn

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.

Mina Fred

Mina Fred, viola. Internationally active as a chamber musician, improviser and soloist. Member of Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Scenatet and Trio Lost Frequency.

Gustav Ölmedal

Gustav Ölmedal, cello. Since 2014 principal cellist in Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Performed with Ensemble Intercontemporain and Luzert Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez.

Manuel Esperilla

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.