Old Dogs

Music and anecdotes around Frederick the Great Berlin / Potsdam. Culture connoisseur, enlightened absolutist, musician, commander, philosopher – Frederick II of Prussia has often been described as a king of contradictions. He was intelligent and pursued his ideas and plans extremely purposefully and disciplined, and in many cases very successfully. But the plan to get […]


In the year 1621 the english scholar Robert Burton writes: “So that take melancholy in what sense you will, properly or improperly, in disposition or habit, for pleasure or for pain, dotage, discontent, fear, sorrow, madness, for part, or all, truly, or metaphorically, ’tis all one“. With these words Burton describes to the point how […]

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Cordial Consort

Dohyo, Emelie and Hanna are three of the leading musicians on their instruments in Scandinavia. Sharing a sense for profound discussions about everything from greater perspectives on life to the very essence of music making, the three musicians have during several years developed thoughts and ideas of how a musical collaboration could grow to something exceptional. Finally they decided it was time to make ideas come alive in the form of an Ensemble, based as much on their musicality as on friendship and joy.

The trio’s aim is to combine personal storytelling with historically well informed interpretation in performance endeavoring to enchant their audience emotionally, by strings, breath and heart, in accordance with their name - Cordial Consort.

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