Education

Coming from a family of violinists, Jens Elfving is a versatile musician and multi-genre performer who has played for audiences all across Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall in 2015 with Anne-Sophie Mutter and The Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Trained in the Suzuki Method, Jens began his violin studies at the age of 4. He continued his education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music (violin performance) from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a master’s degree in music from The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

He has received numerous scholarships from Sweden and Denmark to support his musical development and he is an enthusiastic soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player. Jens has performed with several professional orchestras such as The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil and Musica Vitae.

Electric Violin

  • ELECTRIC VIOLIN CONCERTO – a musical apocalypse. The electric violin Elvari is accompanied by a string ensemble and a sound-reactive light show through 4 movements with a total duration of 15 minutes.
  • URVÆRK – an interactive concert in 360°.
  • NO VIOLIN – Reimagined Classical Music, Ambient Music, Film Music.

Composition and Music Production

Jens is composing and producing music in the studio as well as performing live. He has made string arrangements and recordings for Danish Radio KoncerthusetDalhalla, Symphonic Film Composers, Remulus Entertainment, Bottled in England, P-Floyd, Nicklas Schmidt, Troels Alsted, Mathias Madsen Munch, Johannes Ettrup, Andreas Vetö and Nick Martin.

Music Theatre and Teaching

In Denmark he has performed in the music theatre pieces The Endless Labyrinth and Münchhausen by Mathias Madsen MunchIn Sweden he works as a Suzuki (ESA level 4) violin teacher at Gothenburg School of the Arts.

Jens’s technique of violin playing and teaching method is influenced by his teachers Leif Elfving, Gunnar Crantz, Serguei Azizian, Alexandre Zapolski, and Jan Matthiesen.

Violins

Jens plays a modern Nicolas Gilles violin. He also plays an Elvari Violin, an unique electric instrument he developed together with Sten Styrélius, violin maker in Stockholm.