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Aros Guitar Duo

Mikkel Egelund Nielsen and Simon Wildau met during their studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. In 2009 Mikkel and Simon formed the AROS guitar duo to play a number of concerts in Bergen and since then, they have played numerous concerts in Denmark and abroad. Both Simon and Mikkel have won prestigious awards as soloists and as a duo at international competitions including the 1st prize at Omiš Guitar Fest (Croatia), 1st prize at Fiuggi International Guitar Festival (Italy) , 2nd prize at the Acerra International Guitar Competition (Italy) and most recently 1st prize at Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage 2018 (Liechtenstein). In 2017, they received the special prize for the best performance of a new Danish work at the P2 chamber music competition, where they performed John Frandsens guitar duo “Twilight”.

Both guitarists have individually finished the advanced postgraduate diploma (soloist class) at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus. Nielsen has a Master’s Degree in Music from Cologne and Wildau has a Master’s in Music from Barcelona. In september 2018 they made their debut from the advanced postgraduate diploma (soloist level) as a duo at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen after studies and supervision with Associate Professor in classical guitar Jesper Sivebæk and Professor Tim Frederiksen. In addition, the Aros duo has studied in Barcelona during the period 2010-2011 with the Spanish guitarist Àlex Garrobé and attended masterclasses from various international soloists and professors.

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