The saxophonist Jeanette Balland is an active chamber player, soloist and orchestral musician. She is the first choice saxophonist of the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Especially active within contemporary music she has first performed concertos dedicated to her by Sunleif Rasmussen and Niels Rosing-Schow and also recorded by her with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. She has equally played with many other orchestras in concertos including classical as well as contemporary repertoire. She is a member of Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet and DuoDenum (saxophone and percussion), with whom she has commissioned and premiered numerous works. She has received several awards and prizes including the Danish Composers’ Society’s Musician’s Prize and The Prize of the Danish Music Critics. Jeanette Balland holds master degrees from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Conservatoire de Lausanne.