" They play with a burning enthusiasm as well as true musical integrity and depth, giving their audiences a unique experience and understanding of the music
Niklas Walentin started playing the violin as a six-year-old. Very early
on he began performing on Danish radio and television, and has been soloist with nearly all the national Danish symphony orchestras. Niklas has had studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2009, and continues to work with his childhood mentor Søren Elbæk. Niklas has won many prizes and awards, recently tripple prize winner at the Interntional Carl Nielsen Violin Competition 2012.
Niklas Walentin plays on a Johannes Fransiscus Pressenda q. Raphael from 1837, kindly on loan from the Augustinus Foundation.
Jacob la Cour began his cello studies at the age of six, and was accepted into Henrik Brendstrups class in 2007. After 3 years of studies here he moved to Berlin to study with professor Claudio Bohorquez, thereafter with professor Tilmann Wick at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. Jacob has been principal cellist in the European Union Youth Orchestra.
Jacob la Cour plays on a Giovanni Battista Ruggeri from 1700, kindly on loan from the Augustinus Foundation.
Born into a family of musicians, Alexander McKenzie moved to Denmark in 2007 after growing up in Australia, to study with Amalie Malling at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
He took his first piano lesson as a 6-year-old, and played public concerts in Sydney from the age of 10.
Alexander has won 1st prizes and many scholarships, recently a Sonning scholarship 2012, and has performed with major Danish orchestras.