Les Suédois du Midi
Les Suédois du Midi is a unique music quartet. With French and Swedish roots the combination of flute, cello, piano, bandoneon and voice makes an artful and unique sound as well as a very wide repertoar. From western classical music, via folklore and Swedish traditional music and French chansons, own compositions, improvisations to jazz music.
The members of the quartet are all very experienced musicians with various backgrounds, which opens up for both music excellence and new experimental sounds in well known pieces.
Andreas Alin - Flutist Andreas Alin is section leader in both the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stockholm Sinfonietta. He has performed as a soloist with many of the country’s foremost orchestras and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on multiple occasions. He is also a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Andreas is regularly engaged as a chamber musician and has participated in Konserthuset’s composer festivals many times. In 2001 he received the distinction of “Philharmonic Member of the Year”.
Bernard Cauchard - Bernard is the French anchor in the quartet. Originally Bernard is a dancer, working in the world famous Swedish dance company The Cullberg Ballet for more than 15 years. Educated in Lyon, Bernard and the leader of the Cullberg company, Mats Ek, got into a long term artistic friendship. As a dancer Bernard has always been very interested in different artistic expressions. Bernard plays the bandonéon in the quartet, and combines that with singing French chansons. When Bernard is not working with the Les Suédois de Midi he is also directing theater performances, acting as choreographer among other projects in the artistic field.
Christina Wirdegren Alin - Christina is a full time professional cellist working as free lance for over 30 years. Christina has worked together with the most prestigious symphonic orchestras in Sweden, as well as well-renowned chamber music orchestras, touring all over the world. Educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm Christina also has combined her classical roots with contributing in different orchestras in the pop and rock genres.
Peder Hofmann - Peder is Deputy Managing Director of The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Besides that he works as a pianist, composer and arranger. Peder has been a part of a variety of different music ensembles in many years. As a classical educated pianist Peder combines the traditional classical repertoar with jazz influences and folk music. A couple a years ago he promoted his first CD record with own composed music, inspired from the Stockholm archipelago. The album, Svenska öar, has been played on Swedish radio several times.