Copenhagen Summer Festival

Exquisite skills and real talent are waiting to fill hearts and minds with extraordinary classical music.

Over 12 days at the beginning of August, gifted national and international musicians will perform classical and modern compositions at Charlottenborg Festsal.

This year’s Copenhagen Summer Festival is giving the stage to a number of newcomers in chamber music. The concerts are either free or cost between 50 and 100kr, and most start at 16:30.

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Don’t miss ‘the talents of tomorrow’ on August 6. Aged 13-16 and performing on the violin, horn and piano, they have all received awards at the young Berlingske and Steinway competitions.

On August 9, the stage will belong to the winner of the Tchaikovsky competition in 2011, Itamar Zorman (violin). He began his career in Tel Aviv and received diplomas from Julliard and Manhattan School of Music. Last year he soloed with the Tokyo Symphony in Suntory Hall and the Utah Symphony.

And on August 13, the festival will come to a spectacular end with two rising stars of the classical music scene. The Belgian soloist and chamber musician Camille Thomas (Cello) will join forces with Julien Libeer (piano) who studies in the class of Maria João Pires and is an ‘artist in residence’ at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music.

Aug 2-13; Charlottenborg Festsal, Kgs Nytorv, Cph K; some concerts free adm;