Nicolaj Møller NielsenLatest: Nicolaj will be part of the Youtube Symphony Orchestra 2011 and will perform in the Sydney Opera House in March 2011. View his introduction video here. Information for the press on The Youtube SYmphony Orchestra 2011 Follow Nicolaj in Sydney at his YSTO 2011 profile page Article in Danish newspaper Politiken. Nicolaj featured in Danish magazine “Musikeren” (“The Musician”). Read the article online here or download a PDF here.
Nicolaj Møller Nielsen is a Danish violist (and on occasion violinist), based in Copenhagen. He has since graduating from the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in 2004 had a diverse career, including solo recitals, chamber music, orchestral work and studio sessions. Although classically trained, he’s is constantly exploring uncharted territory and seeking new ways of expression. He has completed two artist residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada, and works closely with American composer Kevin Hanlon. Since the beginning of 2010 he has focused almost exclusively on the viola.
Having recovered from a near career ending shoulder injury, Nicolaj is an active proponent for the prevention of performance related injurys, both as a writer and lecturer and in working with the medical community to promote more research on the subject. As a speaker on the subject he has appeared at the Banff Centre (with Canadian physiotherapist Hugh Simson) and The Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as numerous other places.
Nicolaj has received grants and awards from all the leading Danish cultural foundations, including the Augustinus Foundation and “Knud Højgaards Fond”.
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Photos in slideshow by Anders Hjerming