Kim Sjøgren (b.1955) became the youngest ever leader of the Royal Danish Orchestra at the age of 22, and was there for ten years. His studies, after his debut when he was only 17, took place in Boston with Joseph Silverstein, on the recommendation of Isaac Stern. Kim Sjøgren has toured the world both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. For many years he was also the leader of Copenhagen String Trio, with whom he recorded many works, among others the Beethoven String Trios. From 1980–1995 he formed together with guitarist Lars Hannibal Duo Concertante with whom he played more than 1000 concerts. In 1997 he formed a chamber ensemble, the Little Mermaid Orchestra, and in 2005 he became Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in Århus. Kim Sjøgren’s impressive discography also includes Beethoven’s and Carl Nielsen`s Violin Concertos, and his repertoire includes all the major violin works.
Since he was a child Kim Sjøgren has always been interested in all kinds of music, and today he still says: “There are only two kinds of music—good and bad!” This attitude has always been reflected in his choices both in his career and in his repertoire. He is also a musical entertainer, and works and records frequently with musicians from other genres.