Programme: The jury's surprise concert

With programme notes, this concert would not be a surprise now, would it? We will therefore just take the opportunity to proudly present for you, the four Aria Borealis Bodø’s great jury members who will themselves share their thoughts on and love for the music they are performing tonight.


Dame Emma Kirkby

Dame Emma Kirkby did not originally intend to become a professional singer. Initially Kirkby was going to be a schoolteacher but became increasingly involved in singing with the growing number of music ensembles, that were being founded during the Early Music revival of the early 1970s. Her vocal career developed throughout the 1970s, and she became noted as a soloist in performances and recordings with prominent early music performers, including Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, and Christopher Hogwood’s Academy of Ancient Music.

Kirkby has made over 100 recordings, including madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque, and works of Mozart, Haydn and Johann Christian Bach. Her 1980 recording of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah conducted by Christopher Hogwood brought her international acclaim. The Messiah recording was later named one of the top 20 recordings of all time by BBC Music Magazine.

Tuuli Lindeberg

Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg is one of the leading performers of baroque and contemporary vocal music in Finland. She collaborates regularly with the best chamber orchestras and Baroque music ensembles in her native country, appearing frequently as a soloist in oratorios, choral works and in concert recitals.

She is a regular guest soloist of numerous Finnish music festivals and performs regularly on national radio and TV in concerts and other music programs. Tuuli Lindeberg collaborates regularly with young Finnish composers and has given several premieres of vocal works written for her voice. Ms. Lindeberg holds a master’s degree in solo voice from The Sibelius Academy and in 2021 she became the new artistic director of Musica Nova.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Mortensen studied at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen (harpsichord with Karen Englund, figured bass with Jesper Bøje Christensen) and with Trevor Pinnock in London. From 1988 to 1990 he was harpsichordist with London Baroque and until 1993 with Collegium Musicum 90 (leader: Simon Standage). Between 1996 and 1999 Lars Ulrik Mortensen was professor for harpsichord and performance practice at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and he now teaches at numerous Early Music-courses throughout the world.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen has recorded extensively for numerous labels including DGG-Archive, EMI and Kontrapunkt, and his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was awarded the French Diapason d’Or. He has also received a number of prizes and distinctions, among them the Danish Music Critics’ Award in 1984 and Denmark’s most prestigious music award, The Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2007. In 2008 he was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Since 1999, he has been artistic director of Nordic Baroque Scene partner, the Danish Baroque orchestra Concerto Copenhagen, and in 2004 he succeeded Roy Goodman as musical director of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO). He also works extensively as a soloist and chamber-musician in Europe, the United States, Mexico, South America, Japan and Australia, performing regularly with distinguished colleagues such as Emma Kirkby, John Holloway and Jaap ter Linden.

Anders J. Dahlin

Considered to be one of the leading french haute-contres of his generation the swedish tenor Anders J. Dahlin began his studies at the conservatory of music in Falun, Sweden and at the royal conservatory of music in Copenhagen Denmark, where he has a postgraduate from the soloist class under Professor Kirsten Buhl Möller.

Anders J. Dahlin regularly work with conductors such as Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm, Hervé Niquet, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Alexis Kossenko, Francois-Xavier Roth, René Jacobs, Mark Minkowski and Philippe Herreweghe and regularly sings with major orchestras throughout Europe. In 2014 Anders J. Dahlin was the recipient of the prestigious Jussi Björling award.


To join them, we have invited some of the finest musicians from the four ensembles of Nordic Baroque Scene:

  • Fredrik From, baroque violin – concertmaster of Concerto Copenhagen
  • Anthony Marini, baroque violin – artistic director of The Finnish Baroque Orchestra
  • Gabriel Bania, baroque viola – from Concerto Copenhagen
  • Gunnar Hauge, baroque cello – from Barokkanerne
  • Jadran Duncumb, lute – from Barokkanerne
  • Fredrik Bock, lute – from Concerto Copenhagen
  • Pauliina Fred, traverso – from The Finnish Baroque Orchestra
  • Olle Torsander, traverso – from The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble


Nordic Baroque Scene (NBS) is a collaboration project by four Nordic baroque orchestras from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Barokkanerne from Oslo, Concerto Copenhagen (CoCo), Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble from Stockholm and Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) from Helsinki have come together to strengthen the Nordic Baroque scene through novel and ambitious projects like Aria Borealis Bodø.




Don’t miss out on tomorrow’s unique event when Baroque music is fused with tango and Norwegian folk music by the three internationally renowned performers, Rolf Lislevand (guitar/lute), Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon), and Berit Opheim (voice) in Stormen’s Lille sal at 20:00. Read more and buy tickets here.