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Kroumata

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | SELF

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | SELF
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Kroumata’s first CD was Sweden’s first digitally recorded CD (in 1983).
The list of CDs will be 20 CDs long and completed later.
See more info on our website: www.kroumata.se

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Kroumata has a strong commitment to contemporary percussion music and has commissioned numerous works from Swedish and international composers. The group’s extensive repertoire includes works by composers as diverse as Sofia Gubaidulina, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, Toru Takemitsu and Sven David Sandström. Over 220 works have received their World Premieres by Kroumata.

Kroumata has made tours to some 40 countries and performed recitals to critical acclaim all over the world. The past few years alone included a sold-out performance at the Lincoln Center, New York, performances at the Berliner Philharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus as well as tours to Brazil, Mexico, Taiwan, Portugal, Italy, Finland and Germany.

In addition to recitals, Kroumata is increasingly in demand as a soloist-ensemble performing together with orchestras and other ensembles. The group has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra to name a few. Kroumata has performed at many festivals, including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Inventionen Berlin, Wien Modern and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Their list of achievements also includes twenty CDs, many of them in collaboration with other artists or ensembles. Kroumata’s first CD was also Sweden’s first digitally recorded CD (in 1983).

In its home country Sweden, Kroumata has attained a loyal following, with sold-out performances throughout the country. Its appeal is universal, with fans of all ages and backgrounds. Among others, H. M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is a loyal supporter of Kroumata`s, and especially requested that Kroumata perform at the king’s 50th birthday celebration in 1996. In June 2002, at the large-scale celebration of the city of Stockholm`s 750th anniversary, Kroumata had the honour of organising and performing a concert in the grounds of the Royal Palace.

"Clearly one of the best concerts 2008"
Kristianstadsbladet

" The precision of the Kroumata players is no less remarkable than their horsepower"
Gramophone

"Even more breathtaking was the virtuosity of the Swedish Kroumata Percussion Ensemble"
The Time

"You will not hear better percussion playing anywhere"
San Fransisco Chronicle