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Århus Sinfonietta

Århus Sinfonietta © Kåre Viemose

Århus Sinfonietta was formed in 1990 by a group of musicians from the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Jutland Ensemble in collaboration with the composer Hans Abrahamsen. The regular core of the ensemble consists of seventeen professional musicians who together represent all the instruments of the symphony orchestra.

The repertoire includes works for larger ensembles as well as chamber music and works for solo instruments. Contemporary Danish music is something close to the heart of the ensemble – Århus Sinfonietta has commissioned and premiered works by a number of prominent composers including Per Nørgård, Karl Aage Rasmussen and Bent Sørensen.

Århus Sinfonietta gives concerts nationally and internationally, usually headed by the ensemble’s regular conductor Søren Kinch Hansen. From 2011 to 2014, Li-Ying Wu was composer-in-residence for the ensemble. Since 2020, Jakob Kullberg has been the artistic director of Århus Sinfonietta.

  • SVIN

    ELEGI (LP)

  • Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen

    Ophelia Dances

  • Axel Borup-Jørgensen


  • Anders Nordentoft

    Light Imprisoned

  • Niels Rosing-Schow

    Granito y arco iris

  • Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm

    Works for Sinfonietta

  • Bent Lorentzen


  • Tage Nielsen

    Orchestral Works

  • Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen


  • Svend Nielsen

    Works for Sinfonietta