Mika Persdotter is a Swedish viola player, improviser and songwriter based in Copenhagen. Coming from a background in classical music and folk music, Mika is an openminded musician with passion for exploring new sounds and expressions. Playing with the ensembles; Halvcirkel, Damkapellet, Stök, Rigodon and the solo project Mika Akim. Working as a freelance musician in the fields of baroque music, contemporary music and free improvised music.
Persdotter completed bachelor and master degrees in classical music performance at The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, The Academy of Music and Arts in Prague and The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and finished the artistic research Post grad. Soloist program at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
Has as a viola player collaborated and played with; Signe Lykke, Guusje Ingen Housz, Lo Kristenson, Louise Alenius, Madame Nielsen, Raphael Gimenes, Ken Thomson, Nick Martin, Clarissa Conelly, Anders Meldgaard, Frisk Frugt, Craig Leon, ØYA, Nikolaj Hess, Caroline Henderson, Bremer/McCoy…
Mika is the founder of the female musician collective Damkapellet and the indie record label Inga records.