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Mezzo Soprano / Percussion

After working together for many years in various contexts, Monica Danielson and Per Sjögren formed Duo Ego in 2001. This acclaimed and award-winning duo regularly performs in Sweden and around the world and has been called one of the most interesting ensembles in the contemporary music scene.

When they were awarded the Carin Malmlöf-Forssling Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2013, the citation read: “Courage and relentless work characterize this freelance duo in developing their ensemble form, with an emphasis on new commissions from Swedish and international composers. Gala concert at a contemporary music festival in Tatarstan – as Sweden’s representative for new music – or choral workshop at Kulturens hus in Luleå: Duo Ego’s approach is curious and unpredictable.”

Monica Danielson is one of the country’s foremost interpreters of contemporary vocal music. She has premiered over 50 Swedish concert and opera works, including with her opera company MusikTeaterVerket and with Duo Ego.

Per Sjögren is an active performer primarily in contemporary art music. He is the initiator of the acclaimed ensembles Gageego! and Spectra. Together with these, as well as with other groups such as KammarensembleN and Curious Chamber Players, he has toured countries such as South Africa, the USA, and Germany. Among other performances, he has played at the Festival for New Music in Darmstadt.

Participated in festivals