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Elisabet Selin


Elisabet Selin born 1953, is daughter of the composer Axel Borup-Jørgensen and pianist and harpsichordist Ingrid Myrhøj.

She choose to take her education outside the official schools and studied privately under Michala Petri in Denmark and Ferdinand Conrad in Hannover, Germany. Furthermore she has participated in master classes with Walter van Hauwe and Frans Brüggen. She made her debut in Copenhagen in 1983, and had in the following years a very active career as performing soloist in Denmark and abroad.

She has always had a particular interest in contemporary music, and for using the recorder in connections outside the traditional baroque, for example in the “rhythmic music.”

Elisabet Selin has several times participated in the new music festival Lerchenborg Music Days, Sorø International Organ Festival and other Danish festivals, and has played as soloist in Tivoli Concert Hall, and as a soloist with Louisiana Chamber Orchestra. She has often toured with Salzburger Solisten in Germany and Austria, with Northern Sinfonia/BBC in England and with an international soloist-ensemble in Italy, directed by Salvatore Accardo. Furthermore she has performed in Radio and Television in Denmark, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Russia, where she participated in an international music festival, invited by the Leningrad Composers Society.

Together with Michala Petri, Elisabet Selin has participated in several recordings for Philips, London and RCA/BMG New York. Amongst those are the Bach Brandenburg Concertos with Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Henryk Szeryng, directed by Sir Neville Marriner, and Händel Chamber Music with Members of Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the harpsichordist George Malcolm. For RCA/BMG Elisabet Selin and Michala Petri together recorded Telemann: Six sonatas for two recorders.

In 1989 Elisabet Selin recieved “Axel Agerbys Mindelegat”.

In 1995 Elisabet Selin stopped her active performing carreer, and has since then continued her vivid interest in contemporary music, partly as director for “Edition Borup-Jørgensen” partly working for wider knowledge of Axel Borup-Jørgensen music, partly supporting various musical high-quality projects.

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