• country:Denmark
  • style(s):20th Century, Contemporary
  • label:Odradek Records
  • type:Small Ensemble, Quintet
  • instrumentation:woodwind
  • artist posted by:Odradek Records

Line up

  • David M.A.P. Palmquist (horn)
  • Dóra Seres (flute)
  • Egīls Šēfers (clarinet)
  • Egils Upatnieks (oboe)
  • Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen (bassoon)


The prize-winning Danish ensemble injects new life into the woodwind quintet genre and promises an extraordinary concert experience. CARION makes visible the architecture of both classical and modern compositions through their engaged music-making.

The ensemble achieves this by communicating with one another as well as with the audience. Sometimes a particular facial expression or gesture is all that is required in order to develop fascinating interactions that add to the enjoyment of both listening and “spectating”. CARION toys with this new-found freedom!

Instrumentalists don’t stare at the score – they perform all music from memory and are thus able to concentrate entirely on the performance itself. Like actors in a play, each musician internalizes his or her role as a soloist and blends into the ensemble as required by the music, providing ideal conditions for an interpretation that penetrates to the core of the composition. This opens natural, direct and irresistible approach to music.

Since the success in the Danish Radio Chamber music competition in 2004, CARION has launched an international music career. The highlights include Rheingau Festival, Kissingen Sommer Festival, Usedomer Festival, Münster H1 Master series, Dubai Master Series, Al Bustan Festival, Helsinki Festival, Roskilde Festival, Louisiana Concert Series, regular tours for Swedish organization like Musik i Väst, Musik i Syd, Musik i Halland, Musik i Gavleborg and others.

Carion has won prizes at several chamber music competitions, among them the Danish National Radio Chamber Music Competition in 2004. They placed first at the Marco Fiorino International Chamber Music Competition in Turin, Italy in 2006. In May of 2011 Carion won Bronze medal in Osaka International Chamber music Festa.