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King's Brazil Ensemble Concert

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6th of November 2017 – Monday
Concert: King's Brazil Ensemble
19:00- Pyramid Room K 4U.04 (King's, Strand Campus)

This week will start with a concert by King’s Brazil Ensemble, with the young guitar soloist from Denmark, Mikkel Lynggaard, performing the Concerto for guitar and orchestra by Heitor Villa Lobos. In the program, also one piece by José Maurício Nunes Garcia for choir and orchestra. 

Bachianas Brasileiras no. IV – Heitor Villa Lobos
Laudate Dominun – For choir and orchestra - José Maurício Nunes Garcia
Concerto for guitar and orchestra – Heitor Villa Lobos (Soloist: Mikkel Lynggaard)

Soloist: Mikkel Lynggaard

Award winning Danish guitarist Mikkel Lynggaard (born 1990) started playing guitar at the age of 9. In 2015, he gratuaded with top marks from the Master’s Programme after having studied under the tutelage of Frederik Munk Larsen, Marco Socías and Antonio Duro. He constantly seeks to develop his skills as a concert artist and will soon finish his studies in the advanced post graduate programme with associate professor Frederik Munk Larsen in the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark. Furthermore, he is studying with professor Antonio Duro at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo in Seville, Spain. Alongside his studies, Mikkel has participated in a series of master classes with internationally renowned musicians such as Leo Brouwer, Marcin Dylla, David Russell, Carlos Bonell, and many others. Despite his young age, he has managed to win several 1st prizes in music competitions, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. The highlight occurred in 2016, when he won the soloist competition at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, granting him the chance to perform as a soloist with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Mikkel works with several ensembles, among others the ‘FACES Ensemble’, which explores the possibilities of the new music scene. 

Later Event: November 7
Cinemusica Brasil