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Old Ox Chamber Orchestra

Old Ox Chamber Orchestra

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Old Ox Chamber Orchestra (former Aurora Chamber Orchestra) is Sweden’s newest international Chamber Orchestra which was launched out of Old Ox Music’s multi-annual festivals in Västra Götaland in western Sweden. Along with many performances in the Old Ox Chamber Orchestra home region, the orchestra also performs regularly in Stockholm with many performances to come in important national and international festivals and halls.

The Old Ox Chamber Orchestra is a carefully selected group of 15 international musicians, visionary leaders, leading soloists and accomplished actors that stem from Old Ox Music’s global network spanning over 14 years and more than 48 festivals.

The musicians of the Old Ox Chamber Orchestra have a long history of intensive collaborations and support from legends in the string orchestra field like Terje Tønnesen and Gordan Nikolic who continue to bring their unique artistic leadership to the group and its performances.

The orchestras programs and performances challenge common boundaries in classical music, pushing instead for exciting collaborations with actors, soloists and composers in the search for an endless stream of creativity and the passion to capture the imaginations of both loyal fans and new audiences.

In only its first years the Old Ox Chamber Orchestra has stormed into Sweden’s leading traditional and non-traditional concert halls with celebrated performances together with international musical stars like Mischa Maisky, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Camilla Tilling, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Truls Mørk, Isabelle van Keulen, Torleif Thedéen, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, Peter Jablonski, John Lundgren

These productions have been characterised by the Old Ox Chamber Orchestra creative work with actors such as Stina Eklbad, Stefan Sauk, Reine Brynolfsson, Elin Klinga and Magnus Roosmann, and Samuel Fröler and presenters such as Camilla Lundberg and Ulrika Knutson resulting in artistic creations that have been enthusiastically received by both public and media. The Old Ox Chamber Orchestra is made possible thanks to special collaborative support from the Västra Götaland region and several of its municipalities Vänersborg and Trollhättan together with many generous foundations and private donors.

Per Nyström,
Principal Cellist & Orchestra Manager
+46 (0)708 19 43 47

Ola Larsson
General Manager – Old Ox Music
+46 (0)706 54 12 50

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The Orchestra

Alex Robson


Alex Robson works as a freelance musician in Norway and Sweden. A lot of distinguished leader jobs in such orchestras as Bergen Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and The Trondheim Soloists.Alex also plays frequently with the Norwegian...

Arthur Bedouelle


Arthur Bedouelle was born in Paris and had a very important musical experience when he was twelve years old: − I played in a youth orchestra with the Jeunesse Musicale de Suisse, and discovered the joy of playing symphonic music...

Barbro Lennstam

Double Bass

Jag startade Livsmusik 2003 och har sedan starten fokuserat på musikverksamhet och utveckling av metoder för att främja kreativitet, självförtroende och självkänsla speciellt för musiker och andra kreativa yrken.I mer än 35 år har jag arbetat som klassisk musiker,...

Bendik Foss


Bendik B. Foss (1978) studied with Lars Anders Tomter at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In 2002 he joined the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra after brief stints in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. After 8 years in...

Brusk Zanganeh


Swedish/Kurdish violinist Brusk Zanganeh leads an active performing career as soloist and chamber musician. Since making his concerto debut at age twelve, Brusk has performed as soloist throughout north/south America, the UK, Asia, Middle East and continental Europe. He also...

Catherine Bullock


Catherine Bullock grew up in Lancashire England and got her first musical inspiration at home: − I wanted to play an instrument after listening to my sister play the cello. Her biggest influences musically have been from her partner Geoff Miles...

Dinara Mansurova


Dinara Mansurova Russian violinist living in Sweden, Stockholm. At the moment Dinara is a freelance musician, playing in such orchestras as Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 graduated from Petrozavodsk State Conservatoire...

Eduardo Paredes


Bolivian/Brazilian violinist Eduardo Paredes began his musical studies in Cochabamba, Bolivia before moving to the Netherlands with the help of the Rotary Club at age 14. Eduardo performs extensively across four continents as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist in halls...

Eleonora Matsuno


Violinist Eleonora Matsuno graduated from the Conservatory ‘G. Verdi’ in Milan in 2003 with her Bachelor of Violin performance under the guidance of Umberto Oliveti. In 2007 Eleonora finished her Master degree from the same institute with the highest...

Eva Bindere


Eva Bindere (1974) is a violinist – a chamber musician and a soloist. She was born in Riga, Latvia, in a well-known family of musicians. As a young girl Eva took her first steps towards becoming a musician in Emils...

Lissy Abreu Ruiz


Lissy Abreu Ruiz was born in Havana, Cuba. In 2014 she graduated for her Soloist Diploma degree at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of prof. Henryk Kowalski. In 2011 she graduated for Masters in...

Natalia Kotarba


Natalia Kotarba is a Polish violinist born in Cracow, currently based in Brussels. She holds degrees Cum Laude from the Academy of Music in Cracow and from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where she also pursued her Concertmusicus (artist...

Nataša Grujić


Nataša Grujić (1989) is a Serbian violinist born in Belgrade. At the age of 14 she entered the Bachelor degree at the University of Belgrade. After finishing her bachelor and master degree in Belgrade, funded by the scholarship of the...

Pål Solbakk


Pål Solbakk (Norway) is a versatile musician, with experience ranging from baroque to contemporary, free-jazz to tango bands, and has participated in more than 40 recordings in different genres. He is artistic director of Nord-Trøndelag Chamber Orchestra, co-founder of Long...

Rebecca Chambers


Rebecca Chambers grew up in Somerset, and started learning the viola at the age of 9. She then went on to become a pupil at Chethams School of Music. On leaving school Rebecca completed her studies as an ABRSM...

Sadie Fields


Violinist Sadie Fields enjoys a diverse career as soloist and chamber musician. Sadie discovered the violin at the age of seven when her primary school went to see the famous Axelrod collection of Stradivarius violins. Her talent was quickly...

Simona Bonfiglioli


Simona Bonfiglioli är född och uppvuxen i Borås, men är numera bosatt i Basel, Schweiz. Hon studerade i Stockholm och Berlin, och frilansar nu runt om i Europa. Hon turnerar regelbundet med bl.a. Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Det Norske Kammerorkester,...

Veronika Novotna


In 1985 Veronika started to play the violin at the age of 4 tought by her father-a violin teacher. In 1992 she got the 2nd prize at the International Violin Competition of Jaroslav Kocian in Ústí na Orlicí. In...

Ziga Faganel


Žiga Faganel studied violin in Ljubljana and Los Angeles at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California, where he graduated in the class of Alice Schoenfeld. He has established himself through numerous competitions, also as...

Vashti Hunter


In 2012, Vashti Hunter became the first British cellist ever to be awarded a prize at the International Cello Competition ‘Prague Spring’ in its 65 year history. She won her Laureate title playing the Dvorak cello concerto with the...


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