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Malmö/Copenhagen 2015 ISPA Congress - About the Host Team


Schedule of Events 

Ticketed Performances

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About Malmö/Copenhagen

Meet the Host Team 



Malmö/Copenhagen 2015 ISPA Congress is hosted by Musik i Syd, the regionally active cultural organization in southern Sweden, has overall responsibility for the conference, in close collaboration with The Danish Agency for Culture.

Martin Martinsson, General Manager Musik i Syd
Peter Wilgotsson, Program Director ISPA Congress Malmö/Copenhagen 2015, Manager Classical Music, Jazz, International Relations Musik i Syd
Lena Ulvskog, Administration Manager Musik i Syd
Karl Tiderman, Project Coordinator ISPA Congress Malmö/Copenhagen 2015
Maria Videll, Project Coordinator/Communications Coordinator
Karin Hansson, Communications Coordinator/Project Coordinator
Ane Alsløv, Head of Projects, Senior Advisor, Performing Arts, Danish Agency for Culture
Bodil Høgh,Senior Advisor, Danish Agency for Culture

Musik i Syd 
Musik i Syd is one of Sweden’s largest regional music institutions in terms of the number of collaborations and concerts arranged. With regional and state funding, and together with other actors on the music scene, we provide an enriching music environment for audiences, musicians, ensembles and music organisers in particular in southern Sweden (Skåne, Kronoberg) and in the Öresund region, as well as throughout Sweden and abroad. Each year more than 3,000 concerts for over 300,000 people are arranged, often in collaboration with various local organisers. Musik i Syd presents both international and national artists, ensembles, choirs and orchestras from various genres, such as classical and contemporary music, chamber music, jazz, folk, ethno/world music and more. In addition to public concerts and projects, we arrange numerous concerts at schools, daycares, hospitals and residential care homes.

We strive to give the general public access to creative and vibrant music performances. Our activities are based on a cultural mission statement and form part of an active cultural policy that aims to make live musical experiences available even outside major cities. Musik i Syd is driven by a desire to constantly innovate and develop new channels for music enjoyment with wide regional coverage. A key part of our success is our national and international perspective. Over the years, Musik i Syd has created networks and relationships in Sweden and in various other countries around the world, which has given us knowledge, insights and skills that add value to everything we do. 

Musik i Syd is one of the largest employers of freelancers in the cultural sector in Sweden. This entrusts us with a responsibility that we want to promote further by highlighting and stimulating new artistic levels and forms of expression.

Musik i Syd also is hosting three music venues – the Concert Hall in Kristianstad, the Concert Hall in Växjö and the Palladium in Malmo (music and contemporary dance). The Musica Vitae chamber string orchestra based in Växjö, and the Ensemble Mare Balticum (early music), are full time employed ensembles. 

Headquarters are located in Kristianstad, Malmö, Lund and Växjö.

>About Musik i Syd

Danish Arts Foundation/Danish Agency for Culture

Danish Arts Foundation 

The Danish Arts Foundation provides support for the production and expression of Danish arts, both nationally and internationally, within the fields of literature, music, performing arts, visual arts and architecture and crafts.

The Foundation works to support, promote and raise the profile of Danish arts internationally by coordinating the Danish presence at international performing arts and cultural events and projects abroad.

Danish Agency for Culture

We are the national agency for culture under the Danish Ministry of Culture. The Agency administer the majority of subsidies to the Danish artistic and cultural community, institutions, projects, grants etc. and on behalf of the Danish Arts Foundation we organize the Danish presence at international fairs and showcases and provide support for Danish arts and artists abroad.
The Agency organizes a range of international activities among other official Danish projects abroad. The Agency fosters close collaboration with local cultural institutions and research programmes, international festivals, directors, concert organisers and other exponents of the performing arts in order to increase awareness of Danish performing arts. The Agency also manages Danish cultural exchange abroad in the fields of literature, music, performing arts, visual arts, architecture and crafts.

 > About Danish Arts Foundation