Carion’s fresh approach to chamber music has brought acclaimed performances in Europe’s most prestigious festivals like Rheingau Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Beethovenfest Bonn, Bergen Festival and Louisiana Festival as well as in the Far East.
Carion has released 5 highly critically acclaimed CDs – including stellar reviews from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, awards from the Danish Radio and the Best Classical Album of 2015 on iTunes.
But nothing compares to their trend setting music videos on YouTube that continue generating views totaling close to a million now. The Ligeti performance alone has over 300 000.
The near future will bring a new recording featuring works by Mozart and Hindemith as well as most notable performances i. e. Zurich Tonhalle and continued work on expanding the woodwind genre.
Carion presents a varied and interesting repertoire. The ensemble is well founded in the established wind quintet works, and has received most favourable critique for their interpretation of Carl Nielsen, French composers like Jean Françaix and especially the Six bagatelles by György Ligeti. Carion has worked with several composers, most notably with Morten Skovgård Danielsen, and can also present a unique range of arrangements by their own horn player, David M.A.P. Palmquist.
Dóra SERES – flute
Dóra is an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She enjoys cooking Hungarian food and traveling to warm places. She lives with her husband and two children in Malmö, Sweden.
Egils UPATNIEKS – oboe
Outside of Carion, Egils plays Principal Oboe in the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities in his free time, especially hunting. He lives in Riga with his wife and two children.
Egīls ŠĒFERS – clarinet
Egīls as an active chamber musician, soloist, music critic, and record producer. He enjoys riding bikes of all kinds and being in the nature. He lives with his lovely wife and two children in Riga, Latvia.
David M.A.P. PALMQUIST – horn
David is our master arranger, he plays horn in Danish Royal Guard, he also is assistant conductor there. He has a vast collection of musical instruments, likes riding a motorcycle, and enjoys walking his tortoise in the park near his Hellerup home.
Niels Anders VEDSTEN LARSEN – bassoon
Niels Anders is one of the most talented Danish bassoonists, he is an avid chamber musician and pioneer of contemporary music. He also enjoys teaching students, likes roasting his own espresso beans and enjoying good times with his wife and three daughters in their lovely Copenhagen home.