In the wind quintet V Coloris different cultures and nationalities meet and this inspired them to choose a name referring to richness of coulours. They like to challenge themselves in various genres and styles – part of their focus is on folk and traditional music – and they make their own arrangements of carefully selected pieces suitable for their thematic concerts. In 2020 V Coloris released the album Dinu Lipatti – Complete Work for Wind Instruments complemented by a documentary and new edition of the sheet music. That year also featured musical meetings with conductor Ádám Fischer, composer Hans Abrahamsen, and The Danish String Quartet among others on the latter’s festival DSQ Festival in November. In 2021 so far three composers have written pieces for V Coloris who are currently in the semifinals of the 2021 Victor Elmaleh Virtual Competition. The next couple of albums and the launching of their own festival are some of the bigger projects to be realized.
Stefan Diaconu (25.09.1990), Romania, flute, is currently principal flutist in the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides that he is frequently invited to play with the Copenhagen Phil, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra – Poland, the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – Romania. In june 2017 he graduated with a Master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and now he is following the Advanced Postgraduate (Soloist) Programme at the Danish National Academy of Music as well as taking his PhD at the National University of Music, Bucharest – the conservatorium from which he initially graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Flute Interpretation as well as Orchestra Conducting. His studies have been guided by important flutists such as Ion Bogdan Stefanescu, Ulla Miilmann, Russell Itani, Anna Dina Schick Bjørn Larsen and Rune Most. In addition to his orchestral activities he is very dedicated to chamber music, and he frequently organizes and conducts projects himself and makes use of his own musical arrangements.
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Felicia-Gabriela Greciuc (30.09.1989), Romania, oboe, holds the position of principal oboe in the Royal Danish Orchestra, Copenhagen. Before entering the Royal Danish Orchestra she has achieved to be appointed to several important positions: principal oboe in the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), principal oboe in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and principal oboe in the Esbjerg Ensemble, Denmark. Felicia took her bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance at the National University of Music Bucharest and her Master’s degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) with Max Artved and Joakim Dam Thomsen where she graduated in 2017 with the highest grade. Currently she is following the Advanced Postgraduate (Soloist) Programme at RDAM and she will graduate in September 2021. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with and has been a permanent guest in various orchestras and chamber ensembles in Denmark, Romania, Sweeden, Norway, Iceland and Germany.
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Jonas Lyskjær Frølund (02.04.1996), Denmark, clarinet, is principal clarinet in the Danish Chamber Orchestra, on contract as co-principal clarinet in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and on trial as principal clarinet in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in London. After having successfully obtained his bachelor’s diploma from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) where he was in the class of Pascal Moragues, principal clarinet in the Orchestre de Paris, he will in September 2020 continue on the Master with professor Philippe Berrod, also principal clarinet in the Orchestre de Paris and an acknowledged soloist and chamber musician. A passionate of chamber music Jonas has collaborated with among others Trio con Brio Copenhagen and Quatuor Diotima. Furthermore he has been a prizewinner in important international clarinet competitions. Most recently he was awarded the 1st prize in the 5th Lisbon International Clarinet Competition 2019. Jonas likes contemporary music and improvisation and collaborates with several leading Danish composers such as Birgitte Alsted, Poul Ruders and Rune Glerup.
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Constantin Barcov (26.03.1984), Romania/Sweden, bassoon, was born in Iasi and holds the position as principal bassoon in the orchestra of the Malmö Opera, a position he has earlier held in the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. He has also performed as a guest soloist in notable orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Hamburg, the Frankfurt Opera, the Deutsche Oper – Berlin and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Constantin has won numerous national and international competitions such as the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition and has performed in all major venues around the world. Furthermore he frequently gives masterclasses in Europe and the United States. Constantin has studied with Dag Jensen, Ronald Wirt and Petrescu Valentin and has participated in numerous festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival. Constantin’s playing has been called “… exemplary” by the prestigious newspaper Die Welt.
Niklas Kallsoy Mouritsen (04.10.1988), the Faroe Islands, horn, graduated with a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, whereafter he was accepted into the orchestra academy of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently Niklas is active as a freelance musician, working with most orchestras in Denmark and in Sweden such as: Copenhagen Phil, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra and the Danish Chamber Orchestra.
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