Mina Fred – VIOLA solo, contemporary music, chamber music, free improvisation, performance


Mina is internationally active as chamber musician, soloist and improviser; highly focused on – and with passionate engagement in – contemporary repertoire and performance.
Mina has studied viola with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and as well with Claus Myrup at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, wherefrom she received her masters degree in 2004 and an advanced postgraduate diploma of soloistic performance in 2007. During the years 2011-2013 Mina studied Free Improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin at Hochschule für Musik in Basel, where she received a specialized masters degree of the subject in 2013.
She is co-leader of the viola section of the Danish Chamber Orchestra and currently a member of the Danish ensembles Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Scenatet Ensemble for Art and Music, Snowmask Ensemble, the newly founded Rudersdal Kammersolister and the Switzerland-based, improvising Trio Lost Frequency. Recent performances include Kontraklang Berlin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt Music Festival, Intonal Festival Malmö, Transit Festival for Contemporary Music Leuven, Spor Festival for Contemporary Music and Sound Art Aarhus, Klang Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival and G((o))ng Tomorrow Copenhagen, Fejø Kammermusikfestival, Nordisk Kammermusikfestival and Bornholms Kammermusikfestival. Mina is also teaching viola at Orkester Norden’s summer courses and is regularly coaching workshops in free improvisation.