Jacob Gade´s footprints

Another great day! The photo is poor – but the music superb!

Today my job was not to be the creative – but the supportive one: the chauffeur, the manager and part of the audience, while X did his job on stage playing in a contest for young violinists. He did well, but we have to wait till tomorrow, till everybody has played, to hear what the jury says…

Jacob Gade (1879 – 1963) created “Tango Jalousie”, probably the best known piece of music written by a Dane. The royalties from “Jalousie” – and his many other compositions made him a very wealthy man and provided the capital for his foundation the “Jacob Gade´s Legat”, which is given annually, in February, to talented Danish musicians. The contest this weekend has nothing directly to do with this big Legat/Scholarship. It´s just a contest for young violinists from the age of 7 to 21, but still it is in a way in Jacob gade´s footprints; it is held in his hometown Vejle.

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Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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