Marie SønderskovFlutist and Composer
Marie Sønderskov is a passionate flutist specializing in contemporary music. Exploiting endless possibilities for producing sound with her instrument to create new sound worlds, Marie cultivates the beauty of the unknown.
Often appearing as a soloist and regularly premiering new works -for solo flute with electronics, for the Njyd Quartet, other ensembles and orchestra, she is also at home with cross-aestetic projects combining expressions of diverse art forms with music. In 2015 Marie appeared as a soloist with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Erik Norby’s Flute Concerto as a recipient of the Harby Foundation Grant.
Marie shuffles with genres like jazz, folk, pop and traditional Japanese Gagaku, appearing in diverse performances venues from Carnegie Hall to improvisations by the sea.
Marie regularly works together with composers from around the world and premiers numerous new works with flute and electronic sounds, recordings and other effects.
Marie is a founding member of Njyd, a quartet that has developed a unique program of nordic composers which is constantly expanding their repertoire with new commissions.
Projects with other art forms such as dance, visual arts, poetry, video and a robot have resulted in expressive performances where curiosity and fascination grow out of broken-down barriers.
Marie is a classically trained flutist from the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. 2017 she performed a recital finishing the prestigious advanced postgraduate Soloist degree.
Exchange studies Sibelius Academy and at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, where Marie specialized in Japanese music and modern flute techniques.
Marie has participated in numerous master classes and festivals in Europe and the United States, such as: International Ensemble Modern Academy and SICPP Contemporary Music Festival.