DUO 

DAMGAARD-GRYESTEN

Duo Damgaard-Gryesten, one of the foremost Nordic representatives of the violin-piano constellations, has enjoyed touring for concerts, festivals and giving masterclasses all over Denmark, in the Faroe Islands and in Vietnam – performing at venues such as Nordens Hus Torshavn, Grand Concert Hall Hanoi, Hue Concert Hall, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Copenhagen Radio House, Vendsyssel Festival etc. 

In 2017 this Danish duo released their debut album featuring music by Richard Strauss and Karol Szymanowski. 

Benedikte and Emil were fellow students at the Danish Royal Academy of Music. They share a passion for chamber music, and in this duo they are uniting their musical forces and continuing their musical collaboration which dates back to 2011. 

The two members of the duo are featured in the Danish Government’s "Young Elite" program under the Danish Art Foundation – a special career development program for the very best upcoming Danish artists, intended to support the artists' creative development and musical career in Denmark and internationally.

Both musicians are distinguished soloists. Benedikte is the winner of the Jakob Gade Violin Competition, and Emil is the winner of the Nordic Piano Competition - as soloists and chamber music players the two musicians have performed in extensively in Denmark, toured in most European countries, USA and in the East.

In 2020/21 a China tour awaits, with 10 concerts in the major cities, and in DK the duo will play a Beethoven cycle with all of his 10 sonatas.