Mika Persdotter is a Swedish violist, improviser and songwriter based in Copenhagen. She is an experimental musician with a classical background with a passion for exploring new sounds and expressions. Working as a freelance musician in the fields of baroque music, contemporary music and free improvised music, Mika loves working in different styles and groups.
A constant member of ensembles Halvcirkel, Damkapellet, Rigodon, Crush String Collective, Simon Brinck Ensemble and Stök, Mika can also often be heard playing with baroque bands such as Concerto Copenhagen, Karlsson Barock and in the Tuesday baroque band of Amager Klassisk. Having a unique and influential voice in the community of improvisers in Copenhagen she can often be heard in venues like Mandagsklubben 5e, Klub Primi and Koncertkirken.
In 2016 Mika founded Damkapellet by gathering female musicians in Copenhagen with a classical background. The collective works for equality in the music scene by highlighting female composers from all times, constantly rethinking the format of the classical ensemble and experimenting with how to work in a group democratically without hierarkies and power-structures. Together with violists Pauline Hogstrand and Tove Bagge, Mika is currently working as a producer of the collective.
Mika has performed in festivals such as Bang on a Can Festival, Klang Festival, Pulsar Festival, UNM Festival, Veni Academy, Click Festival, Roskilde Festival, Talk Town Festival, Kvindemusikfestival, The House Festival, Odense Barok Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
Educated at Högskolan för scen och musik, Gothenburg, the Academy of performing arts, Prague (Bachelor) The Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen (Master Degree) and currently studying at the post graduate soloist programme at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
Contact me if you are interested in my work, for collaborations or just to say Hi!
+45 31 35 14 33