• Meet the composers in the second round of Borealis Ung Komponist

We are pleased to present four new composers who will work on creating new pieces for Saxifraga Quartet, to be performed at Borealis 2019.

Many young composers applied for Round Two of our mentor programme, and we are thrilled to announce that we will be working with Rakel Karoline Sætrevik Nystabakk, Alexander Fiske Fosse, Stephan Meidell and Harald Jordal Johannessen for the next year. These four composers are all in the early stages of their career with lots they want to explore and Borealis believes these are composers we’ll be seeing much more of in the future. We have put together a group we think will challenge each other and the musicians in Saxifraga Quartet, and with the guidance and inspiration of the mentors will make a great concert experience at Borealis 2019!

The mentors in this round of Borealis Ung Komponist are known to challenge the traditional concert format and the musicians they work with, and are all composers the festival appreciates a lot. Juliana Hodkinson (GB), Jessie Marino (US), Maja S.K. Ratkje (NO) and Øyvind Torvund (NO) have all been, or will be presented at Borealis.

For this round the young composers will be working with the newly established saxophone ensemble Saxifraga Quartet, consisting of four ambitious musicians who are actively pushing boundaries for new music.

Borealis Ung Komponist 2018/2019 is supported by Morten Eide Pedersens Minnefond, Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland County Council

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