The Duo was founded in 2005. Mostly performing nineteenth century music
originally written for guitar and cello. The duo has toured in the US
and primiered music by composers such as J. H. Rubin and O. Lindgrén.
John Ehde - cello.
John Ehde was born in Stockholm in 1962, and studied the cello
in Århus, Denmark with Prof. Asger Lund Christiansen, and in Vienna
with Prof. Wolfgang Herzer. His debut concert was in Copenhagen in 1987.
During his stay in Vienna he worked as an assistant with Vienna Philharmonic
and played under many of the great conductors of our time: Karajan, Maazel,
Leinsdorf and Giulini. He was principal cellist with the Helsingborg SO
from 1989-1999. John Ehde has done extensive work in the field of contemporary
music with the LIN ensemble, reknown for their collaboration with experimental
artists from many fields. John Ehde also performs duos with the pianist
Carl-Axel Dominique, specializing in works by lesser-known but visionary
composers such as Alkan, Delius, Yngve Sköld, Grainger. He has toured
many parts of the world (including Scandinavia, Europe, Hong Kong, Vietnam,
Canada and the US) playing solos and chamber music.
Jens Bang-Rasmussen - guitar.
Jens Bang-Rasmussens solo recital at the Moscow Music Conservatory
in 1995 was the start of his international career as a highly accomplished
classical guitarist. He has performed in London, Tokyo, Paris, New York,
Moscow, Warsaw, Dublin, Sydney, Sofia, Ottawa and Ankara. Jens Bang-Rasmussen
is an accomplished chamber musician, and he has performed and recorded
with outstanding Danish musicians as well as members of the Krakow Philharmonic
Orchestra and Sofia Soloists, among others. Jens Bang-Rasmussens
significant edition of Danish nineteenth guitar music by Henrik Rung (1807-71),
Søffren Degen (1816-85) and Frederik Carl Lemming (1782-1846) has
been sold worldwide. Dr. Brian Jeffery, one of the worlds leading experts
on nineteenth century guitar music, considers these editions significant
Foto. Marinne Grøndahl