Christine Pryn is the driving force behind various projects and collaborations, both nationally and internationally, involving partners from diverse fields, extending beyond the realm of music. Her entrepreneurial spirit is motivated not only by the intention to preserve the classical tradition but also to evolve it, creating a platform for the composition of new music and bringing to life classical masterpieces seldom heard. With a wide-ranging interest in history, politics, and societal issues, she often incorporates diverse and relevant themes into her concerts. Most of her projects are realized through the ensemble Rudersdal Chamber Players and the festival Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter.
The most defining word describing Rudersdal Chamber Players is BOUNDLESS:
- BOUNDLESS in creativity – because we are devoted to conveying music in new ways through interdisciplinary projects with visual artists, journalists, poets, scientists, historians, etc.
- BOUNDLESS in sound – because the ensemble can be transformed into larger or smaller groups with various instruments.
- BOUNDLESS in expression – because we play anything from baroque to romantic and contemporary music.
The ensemble was founded by Christine Pryn at the request of the internationally acclaimed composer Lera Auerbach, who was composer in residence at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter in 2017. Impressed by the programming and atmosphere of the festival, she believed that a flexible ensemble of devoted chamber musicians could elevate it to new heights.
Even before its official debut, Rudersdal Chamber Players gained significant international attention and perform now 30 concerts annually. In addition to its residency at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter, the ensemble has performed at major Danish venues and festivals such as the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Golden Days Festival, Sorø International Music Festival, and toured in Poland, Russia (prior to the war), Sweden, Norway, and Germany. Future projects include tours in Canada and the US.
Christine Pryn is the artistic director and founder of Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter, a summer festival beautifully located 20 km from Copenhagen. The concerts take place in different venues, including castles and churches, as well as more unconventional settings such as a railway station, a car museum, and a parking garage.
Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter programs a wide repertoire from early music through the classical and romantic period to contemporary music and world music.
Every year, two festival composers are appointed who will have several performances during the festival.
Among the featured composers are world-famous names such as Giya Kancheli, Poul Ruders, Elena Firsova, Dmitri Smirnov, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, and Lera Auerbach. Cultural exchange is a high priority for Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter, and projects have included artists from more than 35 countries.