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Read a recommendation in English for my final soloist recital February 2016:
THIS IS ODENSE by Anders Skovgaard
GET INSPIRED” – Get Inspired by a recorder. Yes, you heard me, a recorder.
I don’t know why the recorder has become a universally hated instrument; it is not only a silly antipathy, I’d almost call it an ignorant one. The recorder is a sensitive, distinctive and powerful instrument. It can be discreet or dominant, mischievous and experimental.” Read it here: This is Odense

Biography:

Monica Schmidt Andersen (b. 1988)

Photo: Kelter Photography

Photo: Kelter Photography

Monica Schmidt Andersen finished the soloist class / advanced postgraduate diploma from The Danish National Academy of Music, Odense after 9 years of studying in February 2016 with the concert tour “Get Inspired”. She has been studying with Nikolaj Ronimus (DK) and Erik Bosgraaf (NL). Furthermore, she completed a master “Psychology for Musicians” from The University of Sheffield (UK) in 2015. In 2010/2011 Monica was studying as an exchange student at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm with recorder professor, Dan Laurin.

Monica is active as soloist and chamber musician, where she has played with Odense Symphony Orchestra, SDMK chamber orchestra and Ensemble Zimmermann. She participates and runs project from early music to contemporary music and folk music and takes pride in communication and the contact to the audience. She mainly runs projects in Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands. In 2014 she released her first cd “Puls” together with Trio Nebula (Find it on Itunes and Spotify). “Puls” contains of contemporary music written for Trio Nebula and Monica played several premieres together with Trio Nebula. The list of pieces is available here.
In 2018 she released two new albums – The Nordic Baroque Band and a solo album with Doppler Duo. 

In 2016 she received the 1st prize in Nordhorn Solo Recorder Competition and the year before a 3rd prize and a 3rd place in the soloist competition at Danish National Academy of Music.

Monica was awarded with scholarships from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Odd Fellow Logen, Overlæge Finn Jensen og hustru Kirsten Finn Jensens Fond, Idella fonden and to the work with projects and contemporary music from The Danish Arts Foundations, The Swedish Arts Council, KODA and the Danish Composers’ Society / KODA’s Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes.

Monica often travels abroad to get inspiration from teachers and musicians around the world. It brought her to Ringve International Summer Course in Early Music (NO), Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Bosten (USA), Haverö Course in Swedish Folk Music (SE), the 31st Early Music Days in Fertöd in Hungary, and lessons and also masterclasses with i.a. Lars Ulrik Mortensen (DK), Michala Petri (DK), Gerd Lünebürger (DE), Antje Hensel (DE), Dan Laurin (SE), Erik Bosgraaf (NL), Bart Spanhove (BEL), Jorge Issac (VE), Paul Leenhouts (NL), Kees Boeke (NL), Peter Holtslag (NL), Saskia Coolen (NL), Daniël Brüggen (NL) og Heiko ter Schlegget (NL)

 

CV:

Education:

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Photo: Private

2013-2016: Soloist class / advanced postgraduate diploma from Danish National Academy of Music. Main recorder teachers: Nikolaj Ronimus (DK) and Erik Bosgraaf (NL).
2013-2015: Master of Arts: “Psychology for Musicians” from The University of Sheffield, UK
2010-2013: Master in Music: Classical musician with recorder as principal subject from Danish National Academy of Music. Recorder teacher: Nikolaj Ronimus (DK).
2011-2012: Year of travelling for lessons and courses with different teachers
2010-2011: Exchange student at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Recorder professor: Dan Laurin (S).
2007-2010: Bachelor in Music: Classical musician with recorder as principal subject Danish National Academy of Music. Recorder teacher: Nikolaj Ronimus (DK).
2003-2006: Upper secondary school in math and music from Midtfyns Gymnasium

Courses and master classes:

2018: International School of Improvisation, Italy
2015: 31st Early Music Days in Fertöd, Hungary

2012: Longy international summer course in early music, Cambridge, USA
2010: Pipkurs in Swedish folk music, Haverö, Sweden
2009/2010: Ringve International summer course in early music, Trondheim, Norway
2007 -: Master classes and lectures with among others: Lars Ulrik Mortensen (DK), Michala Petri (DK), Gerd Lünebürger (DE), Antje Hensel (DE), Dan Laurin (SE), Erik Bosgraaf (NL), Bart Spanhove (BEL), Jorge Issac (VE), Paul Leenhouts (NL), Kees Boeke (NL), Peter Holtslag (NL), Saskia Coolen (NL), Daniël Brüggen (NL) og Heiko ter Schlegget (NL)

Scholarships:

2018: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Danneborg Foundation and The Danish Arts Foundation
2017: Danish Arts Foundations, The Swedish Arts Council and Oticon Foundation
2016: Odd Fellow travel scholarship

2015: The Danish Arts Foundation
2014: Danish Musicians’ Union
2013: Idella foundation and with Trio Nebula: The Danish Arts Foundation, KODA and Danish Composers’ Society.
2012: Overlæge Finn Jensen og Hustru Kirsten Finn Jensens Fondation

Competitions:

2016: 1st prize in Nordhorn international solo recorder competition in Germany
2015: 3rd prize in Nordhorn international solo recorder competition in Germany
2015: 3rd place in the soloist competition at Danish National Academy of Music
2007: 3rd place in the talent competition of Southern Denmark

CD’s:

2018: Release of album with The Nordic Baroque Band.
Find it here Ictus and on Spotify.
2018: Release of solo album with Doppler Duo.
Find it here Samsong productions
2014: Release of Trio Nebulas first album “Puls”.
Find it on Itunes and Spotify.

Teaching:

2017-: Sundsgården Folkhögskola
2016-: Performatorium – www.performatorium.dk
2016:- Halmstad Cultural School
2012-: Nordfyns Music school – teaching recorder, ensemble and performance/stage presence.  I developed a concept “Performance Lab”, where children across instruments, vocals and ages explore stage presence, music and ensemble playing as well as methods to prevent performance anxiety.