Nordic Light Duo

Josefine Andersson (mezzo-soprano) and Daniel Beskow (pianist) founded the Nordic Light Duo in 2014. It was the beginning of a wonderful artistic collaboration. Both musicians share the same glowing passion for the German Lied and Scandinavian song repertoire. Since then, the duo has played over 200 concerts across the region, presenting high-quality concert programs, combined with staged performances, in order to attract wider audience. The duo has received support from the Swedish Arts Council and the Helge Ax:son Foundation, and has the honor to have the renowned artists Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg as their mentors. The reviews have described The Nordic Light Duo performances as organic, expressive, harmonious, and captivating, predicting their future great success on the international concert stages.

Josefine Andersson, mezzo-soprano, has performed on the most prestigious Scandinavian opera stages for more than a decade. She made her professional debut in Copenhagen in 2009 as Dryad in the Royal Danish Opera production of Ariadne auf Naxos. With this company she has also sung Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Kunstgewerblerin (Lulu), in addition to Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for the Malmö Opera and Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) for the Funen Opera. Other roles have taken Anderson to Folkoperan (Stockholm), Trondheim Opera, Skånska Opera, and elsewhere. Josefine’s repertoire has continuously expanded, from Handel’s Sesto to newly created roles. As a concert soloist, Andersson has collaborated with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, and others. Josefine won a prize at the Stenhammar Competition (2018) and is recipient of the prestigious Jenny Lind (2012) and Christina Nilsson (2019) scholarships. She studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, as well as at the Opera Academies of Copenhagen and Stockholm. She has participated in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Diana Montague, Dorothy Irving, Mikael Eliasen, and Anne Sofie von Otter, who described her voice as ‘exceptionally beautiful’.

“Daniel Beskow is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist from Sweden. After his solo debut recital in Copenhagen in 2012, Daniel Beskow has established himself as one of Scandinavia's most interesting and versatile pianists with over 80 concerts per year. He has been praised for possessing an extraordinary musical intelligence and his playing has been described as sensational. The project “Fairytales” with Daniel's great-grandmother Elsa Beskow's original pictures has become a great success. In 2019, Daniel released his first recording with Franz Schubert's Winterreise (ARS Produktion) that received excellent reviews and was nominated for the OPUS classic awards in Germany. Beskow studied at Edsberg Castle, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Musikhochschule in Hannover (HMTMH), The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and MUK in Vienna. He considers his teachers Peter Feuchtwanger in London and Jiri Hlinka in Norway as his most important and lasting influences. Beskow has profiled himself as an accomplished performer of Viennese, German and Scandinavian composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Grieg, Sibelius and Stenhammar. Besides that, he is a passionate Lied pianist and chamber musician.