SCENATET consists of 11 musicians who are exclusively selected from both Denmark and abroad because of their great expertise in a new cross-genre field of music, drama and happenings
Matias Seibæk (b. 1981), percussion, is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and graduated from the soloist programme in 2009. Matias Seibæk is working primarily as a soloist and chamber musician within new music. Besides SCENATET Matias is also a member of the chamber ensembles “Jeppe Just Instituttet” and the anvantgarde jazz fusion “Mauro Patricelli trio”.
Vicky Wright, clarinet, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was awarded numerous prizes, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She has worked with the groups Lontano, Expose, Apartment House, the Ruysdael Quartet and is a member of Ensemble Plus Minus. In 2012 Vicky made her debut as a ‘flying soloist’ in Birmingham Opera’s award winning production of Stockhausen’s ‘Mittwoch Aus Licht’.
Stefan Baur (b. 1972), saxophone, studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with virtuoso Arno Bornkamp. Had his debut from the soloist programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2007. Stefan is much in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and in Danish and Swedish symphony orchestras. Besides SCENATET he is playing in several chamber ensembles including Trio ZOOM, with whom he has performed widely. Stefan is well versed in both the modern and the more traditional repertoire.
Andras Olsen (b. 1978), trombone, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Postgraduate Performance, London in 2002, and had his debut at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, soloist programme in 2005. Andras Olsen is working as an orchestral musician, and is an active chamber musician and soloist of new music throughout Europe.
Sven Micha Slot (b. 1972), piano, is educated at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor John Damgaard. He studied with pianist Anne Øland and Professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg in Oslo and Hannover. Sven Micha Slot primarily works as a teacher, freelance chamber musician and soloist within new music.
Mads Bendsen (b. 1969), percussion, studied with Einar Nielsen and Frans Hansen and graduated from the soloist programme at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus in 1999. He has also studied at the Conservatory of Rotterdam with Robert Van Sice, Miguel Barret, Emannuel Séjourné and Steven Shick. Mads Bendsen primarily works as a teacher and as freelance chamber and orchestral musician within new music.
Frederik Munk Larsen (b. 1974), guitar, studied at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus and Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and made his debut from the soloist programme at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus in 2001. Frederik Munk Larsen is professor at the Royal Academy of Music and works primarily as a chamber musician and soloist within new music.
Kirsten Riis-Jensen (f. 1978), violin, is educated from the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, and also studied in Oslo, Norway. She made her debut from the soloist class at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Sweden, in 2008. Kirsten is especially dedicated to the contemporary music scene, and works as a performer, orchestra- and chamber musician. She is currently based in Switzerland.
Mina Fred (b.1978), viola, has studied with Claus Myrup, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, where she took her diploma in 2004 and made her debut from the soloist class in 2007. Furthermore she studied with David Takeno, Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and at The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff in Canada, where she specialized in chamber music and new music. From 2007 to 2010 Mina Fred was employed as solo violist in the chamber ensemble Det Jyske Ensemble (The Jutland Ensemble), Viborg. Now, she is spending most of her forces as a very active chamber musician and performer of contemporary music.
Karolina Ôhman (b. 1985), cello, studied with Thomas Grossenbacher, Thomas Demenga and Torleif Thedéen, and graduated with both a soloist diploma from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and a specialised masters in contemporary music from Musik-Akademie Basel. Karolina Öhman is an international performer of comtemporay music and has played with several contemporary music ensembles. Besdes SCENATET she is a member of the Curious Chamber Players (Stockholm) and Ensemble neuverBand (Switzerland).
Signe Asmussen (b. 1970), soprano, graduated from the soloist programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2001. She is recognized as one of the most versatile and charismatic, young singers in Denmark, a musical chameleon, effortlessly moving between all genres, from Baroque, lied and opera to new music and salsa.
Rei Munakata (b. 1976), conductor and composer, graduated from the Royal School of Music in Stockholm in 2002, Trinity College of Music London in 2003, and School of scene and music at the University of Gothenburg in 2008. Rei Munakata is head of Curious Chamber Players in Stockholm, and conducts and composes for new music ensembles throughout Europe.
Lore Lixenberg, director, has directed many different music dramatic productions. Lore Lixenberg and SCENATET has cooperated since 2007, when Lixenberg directed SCENATETs performance of Mauricio Kagels Staatstheater.