This year's New year's concert can only be described in superlatives!
Jewish Culture in Copenhagen is delighted to present this concert with one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, Nikolaj Znaider and the just as excellent and beloved oboist and peace musician, Henrik Goldschmidt in an unprecedented cooperation.
The two stars are joined by accordion virtuoso Anders Singh Vesterdahl and an ensemble of string players from the Royal Danish Orchestra. The unique concert is their gift to celebrate the relocation of the Jewish kindergarten and the Jewish school, Carolineskolen to new premises and the proceeds from the concert will fund the new playing ground of the kindergarten. The host of the evening is Martin Krasnik.
None of the performers are unknown to our audience.
Nikolaj Znaider, the pride of Denmark and the Danish-Jewish community, is a world class violinist and since he was a child he won several international violin competitions. In 1992, as the youngest participant at 16 and the first Dane ever, he won the prestigious International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition and in 1997 the even more prestigious International Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition in Bruxelles. Every year he plays more than 100 concerts and makes recordings with the leading orchestras and chamber orchestras of the world, both as a violinist and in the recent years also as a conductor. He plays a Guarnerius del Gesu violin from 1741, which used to belong to the legendary violinist Fritz Kreisler.
Henrik Goldschmidt studied among others at the Karajan Academy in Berlin. Parallelly with his career as solooboist in the Royal Danish Orchestra, he is the founder and artistic director of the peace orchestra the Middle East Peace Orchestra, performing all over the world and the principal of Goldschmidt Music Academy, a music school free of charge for children in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. He is also a member of the Danish Wind Octet and has played in many leading orchestras, e.g. with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for three years. He is often described as the best klezmer oboist in the world, and he has won many competetions and received many prices both for his classical and rhythmical music activities. Henrik Goldschmidt both plays and writes modern Jewish music. He has composed music for his own orchestras, for films and theatre, and for special occasions.
Th programme of the concert encompasses both the most beautiful Baroque music and dancing klezmer, from Johann Sebastina Bach's Double concerto for obo and violin to traditional klezmer songs and the musicians' own compositions. The musicians are prepared to play joyful music with surprises and looking forward to the pleasure of playing together.
The host of the evening, Martin Krasnik is also well known to our audience. The sharpshooting, popular, and controversial journalist and tv-host (who is actually leaving the screen to enter a position with the weekly Weekendavisen) known for strong beliefs and thorough research is well known in Denmark through his long, personal, and sometimes controversial interviews for the daily Deadline programme of DR2, but his is also known as an author of books. In 2014 he published the book "Fucking Jew!" inspired by the personal threats he received for his critical attitude in his Deadline-interviews.
We are delighted that the choir of the Jewish kindergarten and the young musicians of the Jewish school Carolineskolen will also take part in the concert at this new chapter in the life of Carolineskolen and the kindergarten and will contribute to the future of the Jewish school and kindergarten.
Tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or Billetnet or Politiken Plus.
Regular price: kr. 250
DJS-members and Politiken Plus: kr. 200