Photo by Lis Kasper

– Premiere of Bach solo project at Stjernestunder Festival in Tivoli – 

Premiere of ‘PILLARS – En Søjle af Musik’ – Bach solo project at Stjernestunder Festival by Copenhagen Phil in Tivoli August 20th 2022 17.00 in Glassalen. More info through tivoli or on the project under works.


– World premiere of Opsahl’s DrømmeDøden Opera – 

Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg (DK)  – May 8th 2022

Folkoperan in Stockholm (SE) – May 19th-24th 2022

Skuespilhuset at Det Kongelige Teater in Copenhagen (DK) – May 29th – June 5th 2022

Halmstad Vocal and Opera Festival (SE) – June 18th 2022

Kalmar Slott (SE) – June 28th-29th 2022

Comissioned by and produced in collaboration with Nordic Opera 


– Danish premiere of Opsahl’s ‘Drei Bewegungen des Elektrischen Körpers’ in Tivoli Concert Hall June 23rd 2022 – 

The piece features The Royal Danish Ballet in a new choreography by Artistic Director of the ballet Nikolaj Hübbe, The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir conducted by Chief Conductor Carsten Seyer-Hansen and Livgardens Musikkorps playing.


– Official debut from Danish National Academy of Music as a Soloist within Contemporary Creative Art – 

– World Premiere at HM The Queen of Denmark’s galla dinner in Berlin –

‘Drei Bewegungen der Elektrischen Körpers’ had its world premiere at Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark’s galla dinner at Deutsche Historisches Museum in Berlin (DE) November 11th.

The piece featured The Royal Danish Ballet in a new choreography by Artistic Director of the ballet Nikolaj Hübbe, The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir conducted by Chief Conductor Carsten Seyer-Hansen and Livgardens Musikkorps playing. Dar Salim lead us all elegantly through the evening.


– DrømmeDøden Opera has arrived from Edition Wilhelm Hansen – 

Comissioned by Nordic Opera. World premiere May 8th 2022 at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg (DK). Further performances throughout May – June 2022 at Folkoperan in Stockholm (SE), Skuespilhuset by The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen (DK), Halland Opera and Vocal Festival and Kalmar Slot (SE).

‘I Walk I Bleed’ premiering at Sort/Hvid

‘I Walk I Bleed’ work and installation for 10 cellists premiering November 11th-13th at Sort/Hvid in Copenhagen.  Photo by Martin Høyer

– Receiving Odd Fellow Ordenen’s Musikpris 2021 – 

– Receiving the Leonie Sonning Music Prize‘s Talent Prize 2021 – 

– ‘I Walk I Bleed’ video release from world premiere at Click Festival 2020 – 

– Performing for the Danish Prime Minister and the Danish Minister of Culture at a Cultural Soiré at Marienborg – 

– Performance at the first edition of GRASP Festival (DK) – 

– Solo performance at the Ministry of Culture‘s 60 year anniversary –

Solo performance at the Ministry of Culture‘s 60 year anniversary during Kulturnatten in Copenhagen October 15th 18.00-23.00

– Five performances at The Danish National Gallery

Reflecting on 5 art pieces from the museum’s four core exhibitions alongside one from the special exhibition ‘Efter Stilheden’. Kulturnatten October 15th 18.00-00.00.


EKKLESIATERION, quadrophonic piece for cello and speakers will premiere at INTONAL Festival in Malmö, Sweden June 19th at 23.59.

– Performance at CPHFW21 (Copenhagen Fashion Week) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – 

– World Premiere of my ‘Birds of Déia’ Piano Quartet – 

Performed by Camerata Déia at Déia International Music Festival, Mallorca (ES)

– Featured live on Danish Television DR TV1

Talking about the very likely cancellation of Roskilde Festival 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic and it’s consequence for for cultural life, festivals and artists. We need to stick together and insist to manifest the importance of art in society and keep our collective soul healthy. Full episode available here.


Is in the making. Workshop at Sort/Hvid theatre May 17th – 21th 2021.

– Solo performance in IKERASAK video installation at Fotografisk Centre, Kødbyen (DK) – 

May 6th 17.00 CET. Revisiting the composition in the video installation. View more here. photo by Christian Friedländer.

– Solo Performance and Artist Talk at Humble Musikefterskole – 

– Opening of IKERASAK exhibition by Christian Vium with music by Josefine Opsahl on 21th of April in Fotografisk Center (DK) – 

– Wittmayer Spinet –

Just made its home with this beauty, a Wittmayer Spinet for my opera for Nordic Opera to premiere spring 2022.


New opera project in the making in collaboration with conductor Rose Munk Heiberg. Open call for paid workshop May 17th-21th in collaboration with Sort/Hvid Theatre in Copenhagen. More info here.

– Guest solloist in Hess is More’s Apollonian Corner – 

Live from Huset in Copenhagen in locked down Denmark.

– Finally it’s official – Performing in Roskilde Festival 2021 – 

Premiering my concert trilogy ‘Three Movements of the Body Electric’ feat. Dancer (TBA), The Perfect Procession and M€RCY techno duo, June 30th-July 3rd 2021. Supported by The Danish Art Foundation

– Performing at the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation‘s Prize Ceremony receiving their Scholarship of Honour 2020 – 

Prisfest i Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
Børssalen på Københavns Gamle Børs

– Solo show for Tiny Mini Concerts live in MillFactory Copenhagen – 

– Solo Show at Reffen x Kaja Management 7 years, december 2nd 20.00 –

Solo Fall Tour 

October 28th, TAPE, Aarhus (DK)

October 29th, Receiving the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation‘s scholarship of honour 2020 and performing solo at the privat ceremony, Cph (DK)

October 30th, Huset in Hasserisgade, Aalborg (DK)

October 31st, Momentum Theatre, Odense (DK)

Working at Thorvaldsens Museum October 12th-18th 

Contemplating into ‘Relievo’ residency at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. Catch me at the museum researching, working and playing with the acoustics and musical ideas.

I Walk I Bleed for 10 celli –  world premiere radio transmission from Click Festival

‘I Walk I Bleed’ – Listen to the recording by Danish Radio P2 here

Lecturing at The University of Copenhagen 

Giving a lecture on contemporary roles within music creation, tradition, virtuosity, curiosity, new medias of expression and aesthetics.

Aladdin Tour

Revisiting Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin with KOTTOS and Glas Vokalensemble 

Apollonian Breakdown livestream

CPH X NYC – Hess is More

Apollonian Breakdown

Guest soloist in  Hess is More ‘s Apollonian Breakdown CPH X NYC September 29th and 30th.

Lucid Dreaming Concert 

Josefine Opsahl’s residency at Thorvaldsens Museum. Concert featuring Cæcilie Balling and Cæcilie Tagmose.

Solo Concert in the Black Diamond / Royal Library of Copenhagen

September 23rd in the Old Reading Hall of the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Remembering solo performance in the same very empty room in the darkest hour of springtime lockdown.

Udenfor Sæsonen 

September 17th-19th, Impressionistic transcriptions for string quartet and jazz quartet,. Bornholm (DK).

Solo performance at SPOR festival, Aahus (DK)

September 5th at Radar X SPOR festival. Visuals by Niemannsland Visuals.

Lyden under Træerne 

World Premiere of ‘Lyden under Træerne’ concert for violin, cello, live electronics, 8 speakers and forest, premier August 21st-22nd in the forest surrounding Strids Mølle, Jyderup (DK). The piece is developed in collaboration with violinist, Cæcilie Balling, Kaja Management, technicians Kaspar Vig and Tor Laurens and Kattrup Gods.

Thank you Politiken for at wonderful review.

 Receiving the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation’s scholarship of honour 2020 – 

Honoured and grateful to be receiving the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation’s scholarship of honour 2020.

– ‘I Walk I Bleed’ live broadcast by National Danish Radio P2 – 

Full concert performance of ‘I Walk I Bleed’ broadcast by DR P2 in P2 Koncerten. click

– World premiere of ‘I Walk I Bleed’ installation and concert piece by Josefine Opsahl for 10 celli at Click Festival 2020 – 

August 15th at Click Festival, Installation 14-16, concert at 19.30 in Hal 14 in the Siemens Halls behind Kulturværftet.

Performing at The National Museum of Art, Cph (DK)

Interpreting Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann with violinist Cæcilie Balling.

– Recording for our 3rd album with Trine Opsahl – 

– Josefine Opsahl solo opening the SMK Summer Concert Series –

Interpreting Peder Severin Krøyer and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen.

– Review in Danish newspaper INFORMATION / P8 jazz –

– Josefine Opsahl solo opening the ALICE CPH Summer Series – 

June 12th 19.00 at Alice CPH.

– New Video Out – 

‘Sonic Lithographies Suite’ for cello and guitar live at Festival Music Estranha, Sao Paulo 2019. Performed by Josefine Opsahl, cello and Mikkel Egelund Nielsen, guitar.

– Recieving a scholarship from Dansk Komponistforening – 

Grateful and honoured to be receiving a scholarship from Dansk Komponistforening.

Transatlantic Thursdays #5 – 

Solo performance in Hess is More‘s Transatlantic Thursdays live from Copenhagen, April 23rd 21.00 CET / 3PM NYC time.

Featured in Denmark’s Radio P2‘s

Featured in Denmark’s Radio P2’s Klassisk Morgen performing excerpts of my solo performance in The Black Diamond 


Solo Performance streamed live from an empty Black Diamond / The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, April 7th 2020, 20.00.

Due to Covid-19 lockdown and quarantine I will for an hour place myself alone in one of the most beautiful public spaces in Copenhagen that is usually filled with life and people but these days completely empty.

Join me contemplating into the timeless art of handwriting, diving into another time and space, reconnecting with the human touch, materials of nature and the beauty in all of it. These days more than ever we need art, beauty and the sensation of creating together.

Featured article in COSTUME.

– Full video of performance at The Royal Library available here –

– Full video of performance for Fondation Danoise available here –

– Solo performance for Fondation Danoise –

Solo performance streamed live directly to Foundation Danoise in Paris from MillFactory NuVenue, Copenhagen, March 30th 21.00.

– Town will change town will remain – 

Premiere of ‘Town will change town will remain’ written for the opening of the Copenhagen Museum February 7th and HM The Queen of Denmark opening the museum.

– Nōlī turbāre circulōs meōs – 

Premiere of ‘Nōlī turbāre circulōs meōs’ for 10 players in Musikhuset Århus by The Esbjerg Ensemble, February 7th.

– Special guest at Hess is More‘s Apollonian Circles – 

Playing February 13th-15th at Xenon, Huset Kbh (DK)


by Balling/Opsahl

Joins Hess is More‘s Appolonian Circles, February 13th-15th at Xenon, Copenhagen.

Photo by Kaspar Vig

– Brazilian premiere of Sonic Lithographies

For cello and guitar at Festival Musica Estranha, performed by SCENATET.

Photo by Anna Bogaciovas

– Solo performance at Gl. Holtegaard in the CIRKUS exhibition, November 12th 2019 – 

– ‘Songs and Dances’ by KOTTOS announced to be Album of the Week by Danish Radio P2

Album out on Orchid Classics

– Premiere of ‘Gaaer ikke Soels og Maanes Vei ned under dybe Hav?’ love at the National Gallery of Denmark, October 30 2019 – 

– Touring with SCENATET in Brazil November 18th-26th 2019 – 

Performing pieces by Niels Rønsholdt, Simon Steen-Andersen, Kaj Duncan David and Josefine Opsahl. Click here for more info on the tour.

– Composing a commissioned piece for The National Gallery of Denmark

Composing a commissioned piece for solo cello and electronics accompanying the Danish Golden Age exhibition. The piece will be premiered by Danish award winning cellist Toke Møldrup October 30, 2019 at The National Gallery of Denmark.

– Receiving a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation – 

Receiving a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation to dive further into creating works and new sound worlds. I feel honoured, deeply privileged and thankful to the Arts Foundation as well as towards the whole idea of the Danish State supporting the development of the Arts and through that – society.

– Cph Culture Night at Thorvaldsens Museum  – 

Creating a special solo performance for the Culture Night at Thorvaldsens Museum October 11 2019 in collaboration with Dark Matters and Laetitia Musica Chamber Choir. Flower and photo by Rie Larsen.

– New EP out on Cosmopol Music MBD73’s ‘BLOOM’ –

Written for The Danish Golden Age exhibition and premiered at the opening August 23 2019 at SMK. Recorded by Boe Larsen at MillFactory, Cph.

– Live recording of ‘Danish Golden Age Pieces’ by Ejnar Kanding –

From SMK Fridays August 23 2019 at The National Danish Gallery 

– UK tour with KOTTOS  – 

Opening the Music at Oxford Series and performing at the Hexham Abbey Festival 2019

– Video release of ‘Clotho’ by We like We and Jakob Kirkegaard  – 

Vinyl out on Sonic Pieces September 27 on Sonic Pieces. Video shot at Thorvaldsens Museum 2017, video edit by Katinka Fogh Vindelev

– Opening the Danish Golden Age exhibition at The National Gallery of Denmark – Premiering ‘Bloom’ by MBD73 (aka Carsten Bo Eriksen) and ‘Guldalder Stykker’ by Ejnar Kanding

– Receiving a working grant from DJBFA – 

To work on my solo cello and electronics exploratorium ‘Pendulum’. Photo from Buenos Aires, spring 2019

– Myth about Darkness – an opera by We like We  – 

Premiering August 6 2019 at Copenhagen Opera Festival . Produced by Nordic Opera. Music and sound design by We like We, Libretto by Alexandra Moltke Johansen, instruction by Lotte Andersen, Choreography by Ronni Morgenstjerne, featuring singers Regina Unnur Olafsdottir, Nana Bugge Rasmussen and Daniel Carlsson.

– Concert docu from Thorvaldsens Museum with Di Garbi –

Shot live at Thorvaldsens Museum June 2019 by photographer Tim Panduro

– Touring China with KOTTOS May 2019 –


– Performance at SMK Fridays 26th of April marking the opening of ‘Der har jeg hjemme. Hammershøi by Elmgreen and Dragset’ – 

Josefine Opsahl and pianist Cæcilie Tagmose will be interpreting Hammershøi inspired works by Ejnar Kanding and MBD73 (aka. Carsten Bo Erichsen).

– Accompanying HM The Queen of Denmark to Argentina with KOTTOS and The Royal Danish Ballet – 

– Spring tour with We like We – 

2nd of April: Arkaoda, Berlin (DE)

3rd of April: Het Magazijn, Dordrecht (NL)

4th of April: Cinema Palace @Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)

KOTTOS receiving Statens Kunstfond / The Danish Arts Foundation‘s scholarship ‘The Young Artistic Elite’ – 

Receiving ‘The Young Artistic Elite’ scholarships makes it possible for KOTTOS to realise national and international partnerships, tours, their CPH Concert Series, album recordings and releases during the next two years. We are so grateful for the support and faith in our ensemble and its progressive agenda.

Cosmopol Music Group

Partnering with Cosmopolitan Music Group and performing at the launch and reception in Admiral Gjeddes Gaard the 2nd of March at 14.00. Free entrance, champagne and tapas.

– SOLO CONCERT at Kulturværftet – 

Josefine will be performing some of her latest pieces for solo cello and electronics. Enjoy her worlds and sounds in a flawless and elegant one hour concert alongside the beautiful rawness of Helsingør.

We like We at Wall of Sound – #Walloffame –

– KOTTOS @Copenhagen Summer Festival (Live Video) – 

– LIQUID ENTITY – New video out –

Written for the opening of the ‘Horisont’ exhibition and the UTZON100 Celebration. Shot in Utzon Centre (DK) by photographer Asbjørn Rosenlund Bang. Outfit by Stina Resting.

– Shower of Sound X We like We X at Wall of Sound Festival 8th of September –

– KOTTOS Summer tour dates – 

For more info see Calendar or go visit KOTTOS’ official webpage

– Reinventing Leonard Bernstein 100 Year Anniversary at SummerJazz 2018

Joining Anders and Benjamin Koppel and a lineup of the finest musicians and singers for two concerts in Betty Nansen Theatre, Frederiksberg on the 14th of July 17.00 and 20.00.


Joining EMINEM on stage at Roskilde Festival July 4th 2018

– New video out ! –

Preview of Ribs – a Concert Study from Sonic Lithographies by Josefine Opsahl. Much more to come – 

– KOTTOS at Vildmosekoncerter 2018 – 

On the 3rd of June KOTTOS will again be visiting Vildmosekoncerter 2018 performing a programme of ‘Songs and Dances’ alongside own compositions.

– KOTTOS Cph Concert Series #2: ‘Songs and Dances’ –

Concert #2 will be on the 1st of June in Admiral Gjeddes Gård, Cph and will feature our newest program ‘Songs and Dances’ revisiting works by Edvard Grieg, Antonio Vivaldi, Anatoly Liadov, Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakow, Bela Bartok and Nikos Skalkottas – all masterpieces that has borrowed themes from the folk music tradition.

– Copenhagen premiere of ‘Liquid Entity’ during 3 Days of Design –

Performing ‘Liquid Entity’ written for the Utzon100 Celebration at &Tradition during 3 Days of Design in Cph 24th of May within an exhibition af works by Jørn Utzon, Jaime Hayon, Viggo Boesen and others  –

Wallpaper artwork by Jaime Hayon

– KOTTOS UK tour video goes viral on Classic FM –

– Video from KOTTOS CPH Concert Series #1 – 

A small glimpse of the KOTTOS CPH Concert Series #1 featuring Sune Køter Kølster in KoncertKirken at Blågardsplads.

Concert #2 will be on the 1st of June in Admiral Gjeddes Gård, Cph and will feature our newest program ‘Songs and Dances’ revisiting works by Edvard Grieg, Antonio Vivaldi, Anatoly Liadov, Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakow, Bela Bartok and Nikos Skalkottas – all masterpieces that has borrowed themes from the folk music tradition.

Video by Asbjørn Bang

– KOTTOS UK tour 2018 –

– Live from the opening of the Utzon100 exhibition –

HKH Kronprins Frederik åbner udstillingen Utzon100 på Utzon Centeret i Aalborg
Dato: 09.04.18
Foto: Lars Horn / Baghuset

– We like We video release on Sounds of a Tired City – 

New video and the second part of our release concert videos from our release concert in The Village Recording Studio, Cph, december 2018 out on Sounds of a Tired City.

– New Copenhagen Concert Series by KOTTOS –

We are proud to present our very own concert series in Copenhagen. In 4 concerts we will explore different aspects of progressiveness in the intersection of classical, electronic, experimental and folk music in a virtuous and elegant yet rough musical language that liberates the music from the dogmas of genre. Concert #1 will be in KoncertKirken at Blågårds Plads and features the unique Danish Rebetiko phenomenon Sune “Køter” Kølster.

– ‘Liquid Entity’ –

Premiering my new piece ‘Liquid Entity’ at the Utzon Centre, Aalborg (DK) for the Utzon100 celebration and the opening of the exhibition ‘Horisont’. Looking forward to be performing in this amazing house for His Royal Highness among others to honor Danish Architect Jørn Utzon’s works and legacy. Beautiful outfit by designer Stina Resting.

– We like We Spring Tour in Denmark with Otto A. Totland –

We are going on a spring tour around Denmark playing material from our new album ‘Next to the Entire All’ together with Norwegian pianist Otto A. Totland who also just released an album on our wonderful label, Sonic Pieces. See you

– 8th of April in Huset I Hasserisgade, Aalborg –

– 9th of April at TAPE, Århus –

– 13th of April in Christianshavns Beboerhus –

– New WLW live Video – 

New video out from our release concert in The Village Recording Studio, Cph, december 2018


premiering on the 3rd of March at Edison @Betty Nansen Teatret CPH. Playing 3rd-24th of March. 


★★★★★ Receiving the RoundGlass Music Award (US/IN) ★★★★★

Trine and Josefine Opsahl receiving the RoundGlass Music Award in Edison Ballroom, New York (US). So happy and grateful!

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We like We mini-tour – 

18/1/18: Eurosonic, Groningen, The Netherlands

20/1/18:  Rrose Sélavy Berlin live at the Miasmah / Sonic Pieces HQ, Berlin, Germany


 – Roundglass Music Awards Nomination –

Josefine and Trine Opsahl nominated for the Roundglass Music Award 2018 in New York


Next to the entire All by We like We out on Sonic Pieces

We are proud to present to you our 2nd album Next to the entire All. Available at Sonic Pieces.

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– Premiere of Hullet at Teatret Svalegangen – 

Music and sound design by Josefine Opsahl // Script by Brian Wind-Hansen // Directions by Morten Lundgaard // Starring Frederik Meldal Nørgaard and Henrik Vestergaard // Scenography by Laura Rasmussen // Light design by Anders Kjems // produced by Von Baden

Playing Dec 2nd – Dec 16th at Teatret Svalegangen // Playing Jan 3rd – Jan 16th at Teater Grob

★★★★★ from

★★★★★ from Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind ★★★★★ from 

Jose Hullet Press

– Video Release – 

’17 Days’ by We like We

Residency in Sao Paulo, Brazil with We like We and Mawaca 

Concert dates:

18th of November at Da House, Sao Paulo, Brazil // 22th of November at Jazz Nos Fundos, Sao Paulo, Brazil // 25th of November at Sala de Conservatorio, Sao Paulo, Brazil

We like We + Mawaca press

Five hearts in Politiken to Time is Local 

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– Video Release –

Antonio Vivaldi: La Follia, performed and arranged by KOTTOS

Video by Ida Bach Jensen

Solo // Duo // Trio

Josefine Opsahl // Pernille Petersen // Bjarke Mogensen

At Thorvaldsens Museum during the Culture Night in Copenhagen 13th of October 18.00-00.00.

More info


KOTTOS Greek Tour

Between the 19th-21st KOTTOS will be playing three concert in Greece.


– Video Release – 

Time is Local premiering on the 4th of November at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen at the G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival.

We like We will be playing at Eurosonic 2017

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Time is Local 

Premiere of Time is Local a 12 hour multichannel performance and sound installation exploring time and space on the 4th of November at beautiful Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. The performance is presented af the G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival. Looking forward to sharing this first result of a collaboration between sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard and We like We.

More info and tickets here.


– We like We receives ‘Den Unge Elite‘ scholarship –

We like We receives ‘Den Unge Elite‘ scholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation. Stay tuned for new amazing projects. Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation for making this possible!


– Klassisk på Kanten 2017-

Josefine Opsahl and Mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini interviewed for TV2 on their collaboration around this year’s Klassisk på Kanten 2017 staring We like We as guests.

View the full programme here.joseandreakpk17

– We like We and Sonic Pieces collaboration – 

We like We will release their second album on the amazing Berlin based label Sonic Pieces. Release in beginning of december. Keep an eye out for release concerts.


New video with KOTTOS

Filmed at KOTTOS’ concert in Flatdal Kyrkje, Norway August 2017. Enjoy!

Happy to announce that I will be playing a solo concert exploring the newest sounds for cello and electronics at the brand new Nordisk kammermusikfestival in Hillerød. Photo by Elias Gammelgård.


Unbroken Dreams nominated for the ZMR Music Award 2016 ! We are happy and grateful. Photo by Michael Opsahl.


We like We featured on WNYC New Sounds. Listen here. Photo by Jonas Bang.

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Nordklang Festival with We like We. Two performances alongside the silent movie ‘Die Richer von Davos’ on Thursday 19.00 and 21.00 – watch a teaser here.

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Beautiful pictures of ‘The Wave‘ – a light and sound installation at Ofelia Plads Light by Obscura Vertigo, sound by Peter Albrechtsen, We like We, Solbrud and Rune Rask. Playing from the  4th of February – 26th of February.


Cirkelkoncert with We like We at Frostfestival. Photo by Malthe Ivarsson

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KOTTOS won the P2 Listeners’ Prize 2017 ! ‘Græsk folkemusik vandt over symfoniorkester og franske fristelser’. Skål !


Wonderful reviews of Martyriet playing at Takkelloftet, The Royal Danish Theatre.


KOTTOS’ debut album nominated for the P2 Listeners’ Prize 2017 among other great artists such as The Danish Radios Symphony and The Berlin Philharmonic. Leaves a vote here. The album was recorded in January 2016 at Studiet på Frederiksberg by Peter Helms and released in May 2016. Beautiful hand crafted paper cut on the front cover by talented Ane Cecilie Mogensen. 

P2 pris 2017

Video teaser for ‘Martyriet’ a new opera written by John Frandsen and performed by Morten Grove Frandsen, Liv Oddveig Midtmageli and KOTTOS. Premiering on the 28th of January at Takkelloftet, The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Looking forward to a collaboration with the Århus based theatre group Von Baden fall 2017.

Von baden

We like We is featured on this year’s Nordklang Festival in Switzerland 10th-12th of February.

Nordklang 17 poster

We like We will perform at Frost Festival on the 4th of February as part of a Cirkelkoncert with some other amazing artists such as Liima.

cirkelkoncert frost 2017

The 2nd of December we celebrate Else Marie Pade’s birthday and the release of EMP RMX 333‘ with remixes of Else Marie Pade’s piece ‘Etude’ from 1962. We like We are happy to be featured on this album. Thanks to Henrik Marstal for inviting us!

EMP RMX 333 cover

New single from We like We: ‘Someone told me I was paradise for you’.WelikeWe_Someonetoldme_digSingel_cover_org_160823

– KOTTOS is playing in John Frandsen’s brand new opera, ‘Martyriet’, in January and February 2017.
Kaj Munk: Kontratenor, Morten Grove Frandsen,
Lise Munk: Mezzosopran, Liv Oddveig Midtmageli.


– We like We is going on a residency in Brazil this November 2016. Looking forward to be sharing our music with Brazil in Sao Paolo and touring around.

– 30th and 31st of July: KOTTOS will premiere John Frandsen’s ‘Carrousel’ in Frederiksværk Musikfestival and Vendsyssel Festival at Den Gamle Station, Hirtshals. The collaboration with Frandsen is a sneak peak of what will happen when his Opera, ‘Martyriet’, will be premiered by KOTTOS at The Royal Playhouse’ Takkelloftet, Copenhagen, January 2017.

– 7th of July: Wonderfull review of KOTTOS’ debut album in Bornholms Tidende.

– 2nd of June 19.30: Celebrating the release of KOTTOS’ debut album with a concert in beautiful Admiral Geddes Gaard in the heart of Copenhagen.


– 11th of May: Happy to present to you ‘Reptile Crawling/Hunting’ by KOTTOS. Video produces in collaboration with Unseen Recordings and filmes in Admiral Geddes Gaard.

– 26th of April: ‘Leaves – the Color of Falling’ nominated to this year’s Årets Reumert for best Opera in 2015.

– 18th of April: The Kottos debut album just arrived to be release on the 1st of June. Amazingly beautiful hand crafted paper cut by Ane Cecilie Mogensen.


– 8th of April: Going to Brugge, Belgium, to perform in the Brugge Concert Gebouw with Efterklang and the team behind the Opera installation ‘Leaves’.


– 1st of March: The album ‘Unbroken Dreams’ made it as the no. 1 on the ZMR Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart two Months in a row. We are very grateful!


–  27th of february: Participated in the DR P2 Radio programme Duellen together with Jesper Lützhøft. Hear the full programme here: Duellen 27/02/16


– 22th of february 2016 – Creating music for ‘Fornuft og Følelse’ by Peter Langdal playing at Århus Teater April and May 2016 together with August Rosenbaum and Mike Sheridan.

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Photo by August Rosenbaum

– 17th of february 2016 – We like We VIDEO RELEASE: Tisina – Silence’

Tišina – a music and video work revolving silence from We like We on Vimeo.

– 9th of february 2016 – Recording sessions with the wonderful people in Kottos Quartet and tonmeister Peter Helms at Studiet på Frederiksberg.

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– 30th of january 2016 – NEW CELLO! Just bought a wonderful instrument build by Emil Hjort 1889

– 27th of january – Public Service happenining in Dome of Visions

-Photos by Morten Elbech Sørensen – 

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– 21th of january 2016 –  Honored to recieve the Kromann Reumert scholarship january 2016.

– 19th of december 2015 – ‘New Light Messiah’ receives 5 hearts from Politiken:

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– 8th of december 2016 – Working on this very exciting projekt: ‘New Light Messiah’ in collaboration with Kottos quartet, Bo Holten and Musica Ficta. Bo Holten on ‘New Light Messiah’: ‘

‘Hver generation  har sin måde at lave de store barokke oratorier på. Vi har nu i nogle årtier levet med Messiasopførelser der har været en reaktion mod den romantiske store og brede barokstil, opførelser der søgte at genskabe hvordan musikken måske kunne have lydt på Händels tid. (…) New Light Messiah er et helt nyt Messiasprojekt hvor hele værket fremføres i al sin pragt, men med en besætning der yder barokkens yppige puls og rytmer den fulde retfærdighed. Og med stemmer der i sin slankhed og præcision ligger langt fra det lidt opera-agtige, for på den måde at komme nærmere ånden i Händels udødelige melodiske sprog.

 Arier såvel som kor synges altsammen af de otte deltagende sangere og orkesterdelen varetages af det mangefarvede ensemble Kottos på kun fire medlemmer: accordeon (Bjarke Mogensen), barok-obo og blokfløjte (Pernille Petersen), græsk lut (Christos Farmakis ) og cello (Josefine Opsahl). Men al musikken er Händels hele vejen igennem, intet lagt til, intet trukket fra. Messias rent, purt og levende.’

 New light messiah

– 1st of october – Save this date: Release concert 19.30 on the 21th of october for our brand new album, ‘Unbroken Dreams’ by Trine and Josefine Opsahl in Literaturhaus,  Nørrebro, Copenhagen.


Cover art by Tina Damgaard

– 23h of september – Working on a brand new piece, En Drøm by Sunleif Rasmussen premiering on the 26th of april in the Royal Library during Nordic Music Days 2015 together with Kottos Quartet, Andrea Pellegrini and the Vocal Ensemble Glas.

On the concert:

Nordisk kunstmusik inviterer til nye forståelser af relationen til sit publikum og med afsæt i den færøske komponist Sunleif Rasmussens og digteren Ursula Andkjær Olsens bud på en moderne folkedans, byder vi op til fælles dans i foyeren – akkompagneret af Vokalselskabet Glas og den progressive folkemusik kvartet Kottos.’

En drøm - sunleif

– 20th of september – collaboration with Earunit. Solo cello, electronics and visuals.

earunit josefine

– 19th of september – just got home from 3 wonderful days at Bornholm with this years’ amazing team of musicians playing at Steffen Brandt’s Udenfor Sæsonen. 

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Den 26. juli-8. august: medvirker Josefine i ‘Leaves – the color of falling’, en opera skrevet af Karsten Fundal i samarbejde med bandet Efterklang med tekster af Ursula Andkjær Olsen. Operaen uropføres i denne periode i en atomkælder under Københavns gamle kommunehospital og foregår i en total-installation skabt til værket.


Den 14. juli 2015 kl. 20: AUT og Århus jazzfestival har inviteret We like We til at spille en koncert på spillestedet Radar. Dette bliver samtidig We like We’s Århus debut. Yeah!



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Den 29. juni kl. 17: Produktionsøver med We like We på Studiescenen på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium. Kom for få en forsmag på vores Roskilde Festival performance næste lørdag.

Den 27. juni 2015 kl. 14: Duo koncert med Bjarke Mogensen i Havesalen på Københavns Bymuseum præsenteret af The Lake Radio. Nyere kompositioner og egen værker for cello og akkordeon.


Den 25. juni 2015: koncert på Fusion festival i Lärz, Tyskland med We like We.

Fusion festival

Den 5. juni 2015 kl. 15: koncert med Kottos i Farum Præstegård.


Den 4. juni 2015: Distortion Festival, København. Koncert kl. 17 på Wilhelm Scene, Enghave Plads.

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Den 21. maj 2015: performance ved Classical Next i Rotterdam, Holland.

Classical next 2015

Lørdag d. 16. maj kl. 13: Særligt trio sæt på Click festival i Helsingør med We like We.

Den 1. februar 2015: koncert med Muradam Ensemblet i Rundetårn, København. Muradam ensemblet består af Sofie Thing Simonsen, Bjarke Mogensen og Josefine Opsahl. Ved koncerten spiller trioen værker af Benedicte Nordin, Jesper Nordin, Niels Rosing Schow, Anatolijus Senderovas, Martin Lohse m.fl.


Den 13. februar 2015: SMK fridays og Frostfestival præsenterer We like We ved en koncert på Statens Museum for Kunst i København.

click festival

Den 4. februar 2015 spiller Øresundskvartetten og Bjarke Mogensen koncert i Galaksen, Værløse. Ved koncerten uropfører kvintetten blandt andet værket ‘Where We are There is No Here’ af Martin Stauning.


Den 12. januar 2015 kl. 20: koncert med We like We i Roter Salon, Berlin. Koncerten er arrangeret af Radiostationen The Lake.

We roter salon

Indspilningerne med Trine Opsahl i Radiohusets Koncertsal i fuld gang. Ny plade udkommer til sommer.

TJ kct sal kons

Gå ikke glip af releasekoncerten for We like We’s debutalbum, ‘a new Age of Sensibility’ på Københavns Musikteater d. 16. december kl. 19.30. Ud over We like We, vil blandt andre Bjarke Mogensen og Jacob Kierkegaard medvirke.

We like We - Tonelege

Den 17. november kl. 19.30 spiller Josefine Niels Rosing-Schow’s ‘Views from a High Place’ for solo cello på Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatoriums Studiescene.

Solo hof

Josefine spiller på Define Festival i koncerthuset Alsion, Sønderborg med Øresundskvartetten lørdag d. 15. november kl. 20.

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Josefine medvirker ved Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatoriums Sofia Gubaidulina festival d. 12. november hhv. kl. 17 og kl. 19.30 i værket ‘Repentance‘ for cello, 3 guitarer og Kontrabas, samt hendes 3. Strygekvartet med Øresundskvartetten.


Øresundskvartetten spiller Carl Nielsens strygekvartet i G-mol til Brunchkoncert på Statens Museum for Kunst for DRSO’s medlemmer, støtteforening og venner.

Øresund Quartet

Bjarke Mogensen og Josefine spiller duo koncert d. 8. november i Verdens Mindste Teater i Albrechtsens Galleri, Kronprinsessegade 3 ved Kongens Have, København. Værker af Josefine Opsahl, Niels Rosing-Schow, Sofia Gubaidulina, Anders Koppel og Martin Lohse.


Øresundskvartetten spiller strygekvartetter af Carl Nielsen og Johannes Brahms i Tagensbo kirke d. 26. oktober kl. 16.

Den 15. oktober kl. 17 spiller Païan værker af Mahler til onsdagskoncert på Radisson Blu Hotel og d. 18. oktober kl. 12.15 går turen til Det Gule Palæ i Roskilde, hvor kvartetten udover Mahler, spiller Dvoraks Bagateller og Nørgårds Babette musik.


Ny Musik i Birkerød d. 28. september med Bjarke Mogensen på accordion og Mikkel Egelund Nielsen på guitar. Udover at Josefine uropfører sit eget værk, ‘I’ for solo cello og elektronik, spilles bl.a. værker af Niels Rosing-Schow, Loic Destremau, Jens Peter Møller (Uropførelse), Martin Stauning.

Bjarke Jose - Slovakiet

Den 27. september medvirker Josefine ved 2 uropførelser af hhv. Piotr Peszat og Chie Tsang Lee og  til China Day på Det Kgl. Danske Musikkonservatorium.

Den 20. september kl. 17 spiller We like We til Dmf’s Tonelege festival i Huset i Magstræde


We like We spiller til DJBFA’s prisoverrækkelsesshow på Docken i Nordhavn 17. september kl. 20

We Covershoot - Thorvaldsens

Kottos gæster festivalen ‘Klassisk på Kanten’ på Bornholm 13.-15. september 2014 i Rønne Musikhus. Koncerterne bliver et sammenspil mellem Kottos og Piazzolla Orkestret, der sammen præsenterer et spændende program, der foruden græsk og dansk folkemusik, også kommer til at rumme værker af Piazzolla og barokmusik.


We like We Strings spiller en eksklusiv koncert på D’Angleterre som et event under årets Fashionweek. Det er den 21/8 2014 og programmet vil være sammensat specielt til lejligheden. Blandt andet vil de to strygere genbesøge Ravels fantastiske duo, Niels Rosing-Schows ‘Views from a High Place’, Sofia Gubaidulinas 10 preludier, Martin Lohses ‘Entity’ samt kompositioner fra We like We’s debutplade, som snart udkommer.

We strings hof

Trine og Josefine spiller traditionen tro til årets Rosenkåring i Valbyparken den 3. august. Vi glæder os!

Rosenkåring 2013

10/7 – 2014: Paian spiller koncert i Skuespilhuset som en del af Det Kgl. Teaters sommerfestival ‘Ofelia Live’. Koncerten finder sted under Copenhagen Jazz Festival og programmet vil derfor være inspireret af og udforske nogle lignenede aspekter i den klasssike musik.

Paian ofelia live

Josefines bachelorkoncert d. 28. maj 2014 (feat. Øresundskvartetten):

Bachelorkoncert øresund

Muradam ensemblet spillede debutkoncert i ‘La Vinaigrerie’, Pellerin, Frankrig d. 17. maj. Værker af Benedicte og Jesper Nordin, Carl Nielsen, Niels Rosing-Schow, Anders Koppel, Scarlatti og Saint Saens.

Muradam La Vinaigrerie

Den 14. maj spiller Josefine til prisoverrækkelse af ‘Pax Logens Humanitære Legat’ i Odd Fellow Logen i Hillerød.