India-Denmark Symphonic Collaboration

Editor’s Note: These concerts are cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has invited the Danish conductor Maria Badstue, and twenty classical musicians from the very best symphony orchestras in Denmark, for a week-long programme of masterclasses, studies and musical workshops, culminating in two unique concerts in Mumbai.

India’s premier cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai is hosting the programme in collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of India and conductor Maria Badstue as artistic director.

Emma Steele, the young and newly appointed concertmaster of the world’s oldest symphonic orchestra, The Royal Danish Orchestra, will join the concerts as a soloist and concertmaster. Concert pianist and Associate Professor at the Danish National Academy of Music, Christina Bjørkøe, will be performing as a soloist and conducting masterclasses at the NCPA.


Thursday, 19th March, 2020| Experimental Theatre, NCPA | 7PM

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

Mozart: Violin concerto no. 5, soloist Emma Steele

Rued Langgaard: “Upåagtede Morgenstjerner” from Symphony no. 14

Sibelius: Valse Triste


Friday, 20th March, 2020 | Tata Theatre, NCPA | 7PM

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5, soloist Christina Bjørkøe

Beethoven: Symphony no. 7

Nielsen: Underlige Aftenlufte