Jens Elfving is a dynamic musician who comes from a family of violinists. He has captivated audiences around the world, including an unforgettable performance at Carnegie Hall in 2015 as a part of The Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Jens’ love for the violin started at the young age of 4 when he was introduced to the Suzuki Method. He received his bachelor’s degree in music (violin performance) from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and went on to obtain his master’s degree in music from The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Jens has been the proud recipient of many scholarships from Sweden and Denmark, which have helped him pursue his musical passion. His joy and enthusiasm for music shine through in his performances, whether he is playing solo, as a chamber musician, or as part of an orchestra. He has had the honor of performing with some of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe, including The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, and Musica Vitae.
- ELECTRIC VIOLIN CONCERTO – a musical apocalypse. The electric violin Elvari is accompanied by a string orchestra through 4 movements with a total duration of 15 minutes.
- URVÆRK – an interactive concert in 360°.
- NO VIOLIN – ambient music, movie soundtracks & electric violin workshops.
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 Koncerthuset, Dalhalla, 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 Munch. In Sweden, he has been working as a Suzuki (ESA level 4) violin teacher at Västerås School of the Arts, Young Musicians Academy, and the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Jens’s technique of violin playing and teaching method is influenced by his teachers Leif Elfving, Gunnar Crantz, Serguei Azizian, Alexandre Zapolski, Jan Matthiesen, and Päivikki Wirkkala-Malmqvist.
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.