www.ibenvestergaard.dk and Cathrine Penderup studied together. It did not take long before they developed a common musical tonal language. Since then they have continued working together, giving numerous concerts both in Denmark and abroad.
They have a broad repertoire containing also less known works.
In 2007 they recorded a cd with songs and romances by Emma Hartmann, 1807-51, the wife of the Danish composer J. P. E. Hartmann.
Next project, a double cd with Nordic and German songs by the son Emil Hartmann (1836-98), was published in 2010.
Van der Pals/Penderup
This ensemble with cellist Tobias van der Pals www.vanderpals.comstarted in 2008, when Copenhagen Concert Society had their opening concert. Since then they have played several concerts together, including Copenhagen Summer Festival and for the remake of Blaagards church into a culture center.
They both had their debut from The Royal Danish Academy of Music, and as soloists they have performed in most of Europe and in cities in Asia and Australia. Their repertoire is mainly concentrated about the Romantic period, but also includes Baroque and the 20th century.
In 2011 they released the cd Leopold van der Pals, Works for cello and piano. Leopold is a great uncle to Tobias, and this cd is the first official recording of his music. More will follow......
Another project coming up is with the composer Thomas Agergaard www.thomasagergaard.com. He will compose 10 Aphorisms for the duo, which is planned for recording in 2012.
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