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Maria Isabel Edlund

Applause is a live recording made during the first corona lockdown in May 2020. It is a document of the joy in the process, the will for the music and the dedication to the communication of life's most important emotions.

More specifically, it is cellist Maria Isabel Edlund's debut concert, and now in this medium a debut release in her own name. It is classical music that focuses on expression more than perfection, more on process than reward. The artistic level is of course sky high. The recording shows a cellist with a distinct understanding of his instrument and of the music being played.


The album features cello sonats by baroque composer Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. An artistic curation spanding from the baroque to present time.

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Maria (b. 1990) is a Danish cellist based in Aarhus and Berlin. She has studied at the Malmö Academy of Music with prof. Mats Rondin and prof. Torleif Thedéen and she is now in the soloist class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music Aarhus with prof. Henrik Brendstup.


Maria is a curious and dedicated musician and she is always searching for new ways of expression. She likes to create new and different concert forms and has created own concert series and festivals in Aarhus.


Maria is a versatile musician and she is active in both Denmark and abroad in many different constellations; as a soloist performing with symphony orchestra, as guest musician in orchestras and as chamber musician in smaller ensembles.


Maria dedicates a lot of her time to contemporary music. This has lead to several premieres and numerous collaborations with composers from all over the world, both as a soloist and as a part of chamber music ensembles.


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