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Kristoffer Nyholm Hyldig

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Kristoffer Nyholm Hyldig is a distinguished Danish pianist from Bornholm, celebrated for his interpretations of the solo piano works by French composer Olivier Messiaen. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2010, studying under Professor Niklas Sivelöv and Tove Lønskov. His chamber music debut came in 2016 with Trio Nord.

As a soloist, Hyldig has performed with prominent orchestras, including the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, CPH Phil, and the Royal Danish Orchestra. He is a frequent performer at music societies and festivals, both in Denmark and internationally. His international appearances include performances in Italy, Germany, Poland, England, China, and the United States, with notable concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Since 2006, Hyldig has released numerous recordings featuring lieder, chamber music, and solo works by composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Bent Sørensen, and Hindemith. He is actively involved in various chamber music collaborations, including the Messiaen Quartet Copenhagen and a lieder partnership with internationally renowned Wagnerian soprano Brit-Tone Müllertz.

Hyldig has received several prestigious awards, including the jury’s special prize at the EU Piano Competition in 2009, the Jakob Gade’s Grant, the Léonie Sonning Scholarship, and the Danish Music Critics’ Artist Prize.

Additionally, he is part of the Bruun Hyldig Duo with mezzo-soprano Hetna Regitze Bruun. Since 2006, the duo has specialized in 20th-century repertoire, particularly the vocal music of Messiaen. They have performed extensively across Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and the USA, gaining acclaim for their recordings, including the Naxos release of Messiaen’s “Harawi” and other works by Danish composers.

Kristoffer Hyldig continues to be a significant figure in the Danish music scene, known for his technical prowess, expressive depth, and dedication to contemporary and classical repertoire.

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