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Oslo Kammerakademi

Oslo Kammerakademi performs chamber mu­sic for winds with the historical Harmoniemu­sik instrumentation as a foundation. Founded by Artistic Director David Friedemann Strunck, the ensemble has established itself as a leader in Europe, with critically acclaimed CD record­ings and invitations to prestigious festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival, Summerwinds Holz­bläserfestival Münsterland, Glogerfestspillene, the Fartein Valen Festival, Trondheim Kammer­musikkfest, Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival, and the Valdres Summer Symphony Festival, among others.
Oslo Kammerakademi utilizes historical brass in­struments in repertoire from the Baroque, Clas­sical and Romantic periods. This contributes to the ensemble’s authentic sound and historically oriented performances.
  Oslo Kammerakademi also performs newly written music for the Harmoniemusik setting. The ensemble has thus far collaborated with composers Mert Karabey (Turkey), Magnar Åm, Morten Gaathaug, Ketil Hvoslef, Trygve Brøske, Gisle Kverndokk, and Henrik Hellstenius.
Since its inception in 2009, the ensemble’s am­bition has been to embrace the full range of literature for the Harmonie ensemble – from its origin in Vienna in the 1780s to the music of our own time.
  Oslo Kammerakademi released its first CD re­cording, Beethoven for Wind Octet (LWC1036) in 2012, and the CD Leipzig! (LWC1093) in 2014. Oslo Kammerakademi’s third CD, the first beau­ty (LWC1093), which was released in 2015, com­pleted a trilogy of Harmoniemusik from three eras. All three releases have been very well re­ceived both at home and abroad. Among other things, BBC Music Magazine gave their debut al­bum five out of five stars. The ensemble more re­cently released Mozart for Wind Octet (LWC1141) in 2017 and in 2019, they released their collabo­ration with Christian Ihle Hadland, Mozart/Dan­zi/Beethoven for Piano and Winds (LWC1187). Both recordings earned overwhelmingly positive reviews.

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