Maren’s Lunch Bags Theme 2016

The festival theme for 2016 is Holstebro’s most famous sculpture “Woman on a Cart” by Alberto Giacometti. This landmark for Holstebro and the city’s cultural profile turns 50 in 2016.

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Danish String Quartet Denmark

Danish String Quartet Denmark

“This is one of the best quartets for today’s audience,” Washington Post wrote and in 2017 their recording of Thomas Adès, Per Nørgaard and Hans Abrahamsen was among the nominees for the BBC Music Magazine Awards.

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Christian Ihle Hadland Piano, Norway

Christian Ihle Hadland Piano, Norway

In the last decade Christian Ihle Hadland has established himself as a true craftsman of the piano, a musician whose delicate, refined playing and individual touch have led him to the most prestigious stages in the world.

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Andreas Brantelid Cello, Denmark

Andreas Brantelid Cello, Denmark

Andreas Brantelid is artist of the year at Radio Denmark in 2017. He received the Crown Princess’ Culture Prize in 2009 and in 2015 the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant.

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Sarah Willis Horn, USA/UK

Sarah Willis Horn, USA/UK

In 2001 Sarah Willis joined the Berlin Philharmonic, becoming the first female member of the brass section. She is involved in many of the Berlin Philharmonic education projects and Family Concerts.

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Janne Thomsen Flute, Denmark

Janne Thomsen Flute, Denmark

“Janne Thomsen was one of the evening’s big stars. Pure pleasure of playing, perfect technique and a certain radiance characterized her playing and stage presence “Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.

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Sigurd Barrett Piano, Entertainer, Denmark

Sigurd Barrett Piano, Entertainer, Denmark

Sigurd Barrett has with tireless energy shown how to be spontaneous, funny, deeply musical, popular but yet always thoughtful and serious in conveying the music to kids within a formidable skill in a wealth of genres.

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The Royal Ballet School, Holstebro

The Royal Ballet School, Holstebro

The Royal Ballet School, Holstebro was established to provide children across the country with the opportunity to get serious ballet training and to recruit dancers for the Royal Ballet and a professional dancing career.

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