Skogensemble is an international ensemble of musicians dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music by composers from Nordic countries and from composers whose heritage is bound to those cultures. Skogen, which has its roots in Icelandic and Old Norse, is a Scandinavian word meaning “the forest”.

Skogensemble grew out of a four-year collaborative opera project called drömseminarium, based on texts of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer and music by American composer Ellen Lindquist. Throughout the development of the opera the synergy between the musicians grew, as did their desire to explore the music of the Nordic countries. This lead, in January 2010, to Skogensemble’s debut concert of Nordic new music in New York City.

The members of Skogensemble have performed together at The Gateway Theatre (New York), Stony Brook University (New York), Engsö Castle (Sweden), Wik Castle (Sweden), the Västerås Konserthus (Sweden), The Tenri Cultural Institute (New York), and Scandinavia House (New York).

Skogensemble performs repertoire ranging from large-scale multi-media work to the most intimate of chamber music pieces.

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* PROJECTS:, ongoing