It is a great pleasure to be able to present Fejoe’s Festival 2018. The music on Fejoe goes on! We continue with the high standard of music performance and we are looking forward to some wonderful concerts in the period from the 4th to 7th of July.
The composer Debussy was a dominating musical figure in France at the start of the 20th century. He died precisely 100 years ago, so at this year’s festival we will be performing many of his compositions, as well as those of other french composers. One of the highlights will be violinist Liya Petrova, the winner of the Carl Nielsen Violin Competition 2016, performing Debussy’s fantastic violin sonata. Another highlight will be the opening concert, where the musicians at the festival will perform Camille Saint-Saëns amusing Carnival of the Animals.
Two extremely talented pianists from Denmark and Germany, respectively: Kristoffer Hyldig and Moritz Winkelmann, will unveil their talents in some of the great classics, such as Ravel’s piano trio, Schumann’s piano quintet, and Schubert’s Trout quintet (Die Forelle).
Once again, the austrian multi-talent, Florian Willeitner, will be visiting Fejoe. He is part of the jazz trio “First strings on Mars”, who will be giving a concert at the Yellow storehouse (Gule pakhus) in Dybvig. The remaining members of the trio are the violinist Igmar Jenner and the charismatic bass-player Georg Breinschmidt, who last year made all of Fejoe swing!
A handful of the best musicians from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra are also joining us : the harpist Zachary Hatcher, the violinist Christian Ellegaard and the bassoonist Sebastian Stevensson, who last year was the artist-in-residence in the Swedish Radio channel P2.
The international prize-winning photographer Nikolaj Lund will be photographer-in-residence in this year’s Festival. He specialises in photography of musicians, and a collection of his pictures will be on exhibition in the arts centre “rummet” in Dybvig. This event will be launched with an exhibition preview on Wednesday July 4th.
Arriving from Aarhus will be the jazz bass player and professor at Aarhus University Peter Vuust, who will give a talk (in Danish) on about how music is affecting our brain.
The detailed programmes for each concert are still being finalised, but the times for the concerts are fixed, so please take a look at our programme.
You can look forward to a summer of music and inspiration on Fejoe.
Minna Raabo Larsen,