Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen – Organ

Studied at the Conservatoires in Esbjerg, Copenhagen, Paris and Vienna. Diploma in church music 1979 and soloist’s diploma in church music 1982. 1979-91 organist at Simon Peter kirke, Kolding.

From 1991 to 2003 principal organist at the ancient abbey church in Løgumkloster, Denmark. 1985-94 teacher at the Academy of Music, Esbjerg, and since 2003 organist at the royal church at the Frederiksborg Slotskirke.

Has held courses and given lectures at conservatoires in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and USA. Appointed examiner for diploma examinations in church music at the conservatoires by the Ministry of Culture.
Many concerts as an organ recitalist and chamber musician in several European countries and USA. Has broadcast as a soloist in Denmark and other countries.
Has made solo appearances with several symphony orchestras. CD recordings including the complete organ works of Nicolaus Bruhns and Georg Böhm and an anthology over 400 years of danish organ music. (3 CD-box)
The Duo Jochen Brusch - Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen

Since 1988 Jochen Brusch and Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen have given a large number of concerts together. Their repertoire has included both original compositions for violin and organ and transcriptions. They have mostly played baroque and romantic music, but their programs have also included modern music.

CD-recordings includes "Scandinavian romantic Music", "Poéme", Max Bruch: Suite for Organ and Orchestra and 2nd Violin Concerto, Wolf von Siebenthal: "Phantasie" and "Metamorphosen", Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, J.S. Bach: Six Sonatas.
Finn Svit - Guitar

Finn Svit completed his studies of music teaching at the North Jutland Music Conservatoire. He received a Danish Music Association Scholarship and participated in master-classes given by some of the most renowned guitarists in Europe.

Svit has taught at the international guitar seminar in Barmstedt (Germany) since 1989 and has given lectures at the New Bulgarian University, the National University and at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia (Bulgaria). He was on the jury at the International Competition for Guitar Duos in Bubenreuth and has also judged the International Guitar Competition in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) several times. For a number of years he has been conductor of the North Jutland Guitar Orchestra.
Svit is the founder and artistic director of the Aalborg International Guitar Festival, which is held every year and attracts some of the most famous names of the guitar world. He has appeared as soloist and champer musician in various musical formations, performing in numerous concerts all over Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Bulgaria.

Svit has featured in several radio programmes and has been in television productions in Denmark and Bulgaria. He has also recorded premiere performances of new Danish music.
Finn Svit is leader of the Music School of Hobro.
The Duo Finn Svit and Jochen Brusch
The Duo has specialised in concerts for the young. They have given hundreds of these concerts in Danish schools for the Ministry of Culture.

Here a press-review of one of these concerts:

Violin art for children
Jochen Brusch and Finn Svit took some hundreds of children into a new musical world.
Read more.
"The young audience"

Press-reviews of some of the recordings
Classical Guitar:
"… Care has been taken to include a wide variety of styles and periods in a first rate recording. The playing of both musicians is never less than totally commited and the mind never wanders. The whole recital is clear and naturally balanced and the end result is a joy."

Henry Roth, Strad-Magazine, Los Angeles:
"The playing is very clean, warmly vibrant in tonal projection and exudes purity of line and sincerity of purpose. Bravo!"

"More Treasures"
Nordjyske Tidende:
"The music misses nothing concerning intensity, expressiveness and professional mastering. The works are all small gems of high quality and they get an interpretation that with great lightness and facility show both poetic spirit and vibrating virtuosity."