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ABOUT US

About Festival & Friends

Festival & Friends is a classical music festival with a focus on playful experimentation with formats, and bringing people together through music. We focus on creating a fun, informal and joyful community around the concert going experience, and believe that everyone should feel welcome – whether it is your first or 100th classical concert experience.

The Copenhagen summer is full of joy and late nights, creating a vibrant setting for Festival & Friends, which attracts hundreds of music-loving festival goers. We strive to provide an informal atmosphere where people from all walks of life can experience some of the world’s best young classical music talents and join us for a beer or coffee between each concert.

The festival is created, curated and run by young musicians, and takes place in Nørrebro, Copenhagen from June 19 - 22.

Classical music is for everyone!
We are called Festival & Friends because we value the friendships made through shared musical experiences among both visitors and performers. We understand how the world of classical music can feel exclusionary and intimidating to many, and we want to turn this perception on its head, by making the world’s most welcoming and inclusive classical music festival.

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About the team

The founders of the festival - Lea Han and Gustav Piekut - are two good friends who, besides both being pianists, share a tremendous passion for introducing others to the wonderful world and sounds of chamber music. We are the ones who have created, developed, and run the festival for now the fifth consecutive year.

During the COVID lockdown in 2020 we wanted to create a space where friendships and chamber music could flourish, and with the help of our friends started a small festival. We do it for ourselves, but most importantly for all of you who want to be part of our universe.

Since the first year of the festivals, many friends have helped shape the festival in different ways for which we are very grateful, such as our amazing volunteers, our photographer Julia Severinsen and our design director Marcus Melo. This year Andreas Thrane is joining the team as a producer, helping the concerts stay on schedule, and keeping everything running smooth.

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The visual part of the festival

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Our visual identity is a big part of Festival & Friends’ brand, and aims to visualize what we stand for, so that you feel welcomed and hit by a wave of creativity from the first glance. Our Design Director Marcus Melo has developed our visual aesthetic since the second year of the festival as a constantly changing brand, which adapts yearly to reflect the current focus of the festival. We have always proudly set ourselves apart visually within the world of classical music festivals by focusing on illustration, experimentation with medias, and bringing traditional themes into the future.

Meet the team

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Lea Han

Festival Director
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Gustav Piekut

Artistic Director
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Marcus Melo

Design Director
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Andreas Thrane

Producer
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Julia Severinsen

Photographer
Festival board members:
Andia Cheneymann, Dorte Pontoppidan, Gerbrich Meijer, Matias Vestergård, Otto Ømann, Peter Martin Kappel
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Wanna participate?

Our festival exists only through the hard work and high spirits of our amazing volunteers. Join us as a volunteer and join our community as a Super-Friend.

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Previous editions

2024 will be the fifth edition of the festival, which has grown in size since our humble beginning. Get a glimpse of the festival’s past here.

Programs of previous years (pdf)

Photo gallery

All photos taken by Julia Severinsen

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Tagensvej 196b
2400 København NV

CVR: 4139 0425

Contact us:

contact@festivalnfriends.dk
+45 30 36 30 78

© Festival & Friends

Design: Marcus Melo
www.marcusmelo.design

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