About

About:



The violin has been my faithful companion since I was 4 years old and started at the Suzuki Institute.

During my childhood I traveled around the world to study with international master teachers and I have won several awards at music competitions.

At the age 16 I was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Music and at the age 20 I was admitted to the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, where I completed my Bachelor's degree in 2015.


I express my music through one of the world's best violins - a 300-year-old instrument built by the Italian violinmaker Matteo Goffriller.





I have received private lessons from:


Maxim Vengerov – International soloist, conductor og professor at ‘Royal Academy of Music’ in London.

Nikolaj Znaider – International soloist og conductor.

Staffan Borseman – Former concertmaster of 'Malmö Symphony Orchestra', ' Danish Radio Sinfonietta' and 'Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra'.

Michael Malmgren – Docent at 'The Royal Danish Academy of Music' and former. violinist in 'The Royal Danish Orchestra'.

Olga Parhomenko – Violinteacher and former student of the world famous violinist David Oistrach.

Milan Vitek – Violinprofessor at ‘Oberlin College Conservatory’.

Bjarke Falgren – Former student of Sven Asmussen and violin teacher at 'The Rhythmic Music conservatory'.

Anker Buch – International soloist and former concertmaster of 'Iceland Symphony Orchestra'.

Alf Richard Kraggerud – International violin teacher and head of ‘Young Talents’ at 'Barratt Due musikkinstitutt' in Oslo, Norway.

Henning Kraggerud – International soloist and composer.

Stephan Barratt-Due – International violin teacher and head or 'Barratt Due musikkinstitutt' in Oslo, Norway.

Mauricio Fuks – Violinprofessor at ’Indiana University Jacobs School of Music”.

Gunnar Tagmose - Former concertmaster of 'The Danish National Symphony Orchestrat'.

Piotr Janowski – Former violinprofessor at ‘Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’ in Milwaukee and ‘Eastman School of Music' i New York.

Peder Elbæk – Former concertmaster of 'Copenhagen Philharmonic' and former professor at 'The Royal Danish Academy of Music'.

Serguei Azizian – Violinprofessor at 'The Royal Danish Academy of Music' and former concertmaster of 'Copenhagen Philharmonic''.

Arkadi Zelianodjevo - Russian violinist and violin teacher.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider – Docent at 'The Royal Danish Academy of Music'.

Robert Rozek – Violinprofessor and head of the string department at ‘British Columbia Conservatory of Music” in Canada.

Detlef Hahn – Violinprofessor at ‘Royal Academy of Music’ in London guest violinprofessor at 'Norwegian Academy of Music' in Oslo.





CV:


25 år gammel:

• Played a concert in Studio 55 at channel DK4.

Watch the TV-conert here: http://dk4.tv/video/6681


24 år gammel:

• Played a 20-year annivesary concert at MantziusLive in Birkerød, celebrating 20 years with the violin..

The concert was sponsored by Danske Bank.

• Was interviewed for a doublepage-article in Frederiksborg Amts Avis. Read the article here:: http://sn.dk/Hilleroed/For-Michala-er-musikken-en-livsstil/artikel/630523

• Was interviewed by DR P2. Listen here: http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p2/p2-puls-2017-01-28#!/01:07:57


23 years old:

• Released the CD: Passion. Buy here.

• Received Bachelor's degree from Rhythmic Music Conservatory,  June 2015.


21 years old:

• Released the CD ’Be Still’ – a collection of instrumental hymns. Buy here.


20 years old:

• Got admitted to Rhythmic Music Conservatory with Bjarke Falgren as violin teacher. (Former student of Svend Asmussen and 4-double grammy winner)


17 years old:

• Received the Jacob Gades Scholarship of 3 x 15.000 kr.

• Attended the string course ’Litomysl International’ in Czech republic, including Milan Vitek as one of the master teachers.


16 years old:

• Got admitted to The Royal Danish Academy of Music with Michael Malmgren as violin teacher. (Docent at 'The Royal Danish Academy of Music' and former. violinist in 'The Royal Danish Orchestra'.)

• Won 1st prize and Talent Prize in Jacob Gade violin competition.


15 years old:

• Via Stradivari Invest she took over the 300-year old Matteo Goffriller violin from Robert Chen (concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

•  Attended the string course ’Astona International’ in Switzerland, including Detlef Hahn as one of the master teachers.


14 years old:

Staffan Borseman became her violin teacher. (Former concertmaster of 'Malmö Symphony Orchestra', ' Danish Radio Sinfonietta' and 'Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra'.)

• Won 1st prize in Jacob Gade Violin Competition and the award for "Best performance of the Danish piece".

Won 1st prize in Berlingske Tidende Classical Music Competition.


13 years old:

• Documentary Series "Whatever it takes" aired on DR1, where she was one of the three talented children, the series in question. The series aired 6 episodes of 30 minutes.

Won 1st prize in Berlingske Tidende Classical Music Competition.


12 years old:

• Got admitted to the talentline at Barratt Due Institute of music in Oslo, Norway -  with Alf Richard Kraggerud as violin teacher. (International violin teacher and head of ‘Young Talents’ at 'Barratt Due musikkinstitutt)

• Won 2nd prize in the finals for the Øresund Soloist competition.


11 years old:

• Received private lessons from the award-winning violinist Olga Parkhomenko (student of the world famous Russian violinist David Oistrach).

Was in the TV2 show: 'Wonderkids'


10 years old:

• Participated in the Øresund Soloist competition as the youngest participant and went to the finals.

• Won 1st prize in Jacob Gade Violin Competition.

• The TV channel TV2 Syd showed her performance on the evening news.

• Was interviewed in TV2's Bugs Bunny's Sunday Club

• A month later, she played a concert on the TV channel DK4.


8 years old:

• Switched to the Russian teacher Arkadi Zelianodjevo and received lessons from several violin teachers.

• Performed on the outdoor stage in Tivoli, Copenhagen.


7 years old:

• Performed on the outdoor stage in Tivoli as a guest at 'Bubber's summer show'.

Received diploma at Berlingske Tidende Classical Music Competition


6 years old:

• Guest on TV2's Bugs Bunny's Sunday Club


4 years old:

• Began playing the violin at the Suzuki Institute.

KONTAKT

Violinist Michala Høj

Violinens Univers ApS - Hillerød


+45 2511 1280

violin@michalahoj.com

Følg 'Violinist Michala Høj' på facebook