Copyright © 2018 Anna K. Larson
En Vokalist & En Cellist
Acoustic Voice And Cello Music, unexpected twists!
Anna K. Larson and Sanna Andersson are "En Vokalist & En Cellist", lifelong friends from a little village
Growing up in a little village in southern Sweden, Anna and Sanna met studying at the local music school. Over the years they performed in various ensembles together and created a musical and emotional connection. This led to the creation of En Vokalist & En Cellist.The duo has a passion for performing music of various genres. Adding an additional personal touch to their music, the duo often writes and arranges (Sanna Andersson) their own compositions.
In collaboration with Icelandic composer and conductor Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson, Anna has written various works for En Vokalist & En Cellist, whom has premiered the music in Helsinki, Paris and Reykjavik to name a few.
New works are currently in progress.
Their first international tour occurred in 2013, working with local musicians and composers in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Germany, and France. The audience, from church attendees, house concert enthusiasts, and concert hall audiences, enthusiastically appreciated their innovative concert program “Stories for Voice and Cello”.
In 2014 En Vokalist & En Cellist collaborated with Clone duo, Maria Finkelmeier, percussion, and Angela Shankar, clarinet, (USA) and toured in southern Dalsland, Sweden. The two duos have now officially joined their creativity and musical skills in the ensemble Quartet Kalos. In 2015 the ensemble was Artist in Residence at Scandinavia Cultural Center in Boston. The ensemble performed in Boston and New York City.
In 2014 the duo released their first album, Sagolik Jul, you find the album along with music from En Vokalist & En Cellist´s 2016 summer tour Gröna Små Epli on Spotify, iTunes and Soundcloud etc.
In recognition for their high musical standard, dedication to their craft, and for putting their hometown Frändefors on the musical map in both Dalsland, Sweden and the world, the duo received in 2017 an honorary award from Frändefors.
For developing and performing new repertoire for one voice and cello the duo has received awards and grants from The Foundation of Swedish-Icelandic Co-operation,Vänersborgs Councils Cultur Award, Region Västra Götaland Cultural Affairs Committee, Nordic Culture Point and Byggnads Cultural Award.
You can book En Vokalist & En Cellist via MCV- Musikcentrum Väst an artist agency for professional, independent artists working in Sweden.