Unison Strings Festival has throughout the years, been collaborating with the Children's Home in Uummannaq.
Besides being the home of Santa Claus, Uummannaq is known for having the northernmost musical institution in the world.
Uummannaq Music, was founded in 1997 by Jonna Færø and the head of Uummannaq Children's Home Ann Andreasen, and has grown ever since. Here the children learn to play classical instruments such as violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute and percussion, but the inuit drumming and singing culture are also practiced here.
Children from the Children's Home will be participating in Unison Strings Festival in 2018.
In 2018, Unison Strings Festival will be held in Ilulissat.
The beautiful city by the Disco Bay, will be the meeting point for string students from Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark. This is made possible with the great support from Avannaata Kommunia, Hotel Hvide Falk, Culture Centre Sermermiut, Jørgen Brønlund School, the Zion Church and Naleraq.
Besides being the second largest town in Greenland, Sisimiut is known for hosting Arctic Circle Race and Arctic Sounds Festival - and in 2015 and 2016, Unison Strings Festival was held in Sisimiut, too. The string students of Sisimiut will once again be joining Unison Strings Festival - this time in Ilulissat. Besides the main sponsors, we would like to thank Qeqqata Kommunia for making their trip possible.
The capital of Greenland. A vibrant city that mixes both old and new.
This year, Unison Strings Festival is sponsored by instances, whose headquarters are located in Nuuk. Without the financial support from Den Grønlandske Fond and Grønlands Rejsebureau, the festival wouldn't be possible.
Again in 2018, students from Reykjavík will be participating in the festival. Since the beginning of Unison Strings Festival, we have been collaborating with string players from Iceland who either have been participating as teachers or helped us get in contact with students and other string teachers. This year we have a single teacher from Iceland, who is currently living in Norway - the festival is indeed inter-scandinavian.
Besides being the European Capital of Culture in 2017, Aarhus is also the home of the creator of Unison Strings Festival, Kristine Kier Jørgensen - violin student at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. With the financial support from Nordisk Kulturfond, A.P. Møller Mærsk og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Augustinus Fonden, her vision can be realized.