"I've been playing with Liv both in our trio Huldrelokkk as well as other projects for over ten years now. Her musicality is amazing! Her mature expressive singing is belieing her youth and her violin playing is just out of this world! On top of this she is a crafted composer with a sense for off-the-wall tunes. Playing with her is an absolute pleasure!"
Kerstin Blodig / Musician, Guitarist, Vocalist, in the groups Kelpie and Huldrelokkk
“Liv is a musical person and a great violinist. Her repertoire spreads over a lot of different styles and she plays with a great technique. Her musical involvement is enormous, and she works with her instrument and the music passionately. I warmly recommend her.”
Harald Haugaard /Mentor and Violinist, in the groups Harald Haugaard og Helene Blum
“I have rarely met a student as serious, talented, curious and open as Liv Vester Larsen during my 25 years at Syddansk Musikkonservatorium.
Liv is also a very friendly, compassionate and considerate human being; also as musician, composer and bandleader.
I give Liv my warmest and highest recommendation ! “
Marc Kibrick Bernstein / Musician, Composer, Assoc. Prof. And Leader, Rhytmic and Film Music, SDMK
Liv Vester Larsen (b.1986) grew up in Vendsyssel, on the west coast of northern Jutland in Denmark. Her roots go back to the gypsies that settled down in Sweden and Norway, and traveled all around Scandinavia with their songs and music. These roots influence her own compositions and could be the reason for her love of living abroad, touring in other countries, getting inspiration from other cultures and playing for audiences all over the world.
Liv is a freelance musician and works as a violinist and singer/ backing-vocalist. She works regularly for theatre productions and plays with various artists at all kinds of musical venues.
Liv has recorded seven albums with her own groups and has guested on more than ten Albums with various Artist from all over Europe. Liv has participated on TV productions for DR1, DRK, DR2, TV2 amongst others.
Liv tours regularly in Scandinavia and Europe. She mostly tours with her soloproject Creative - without Nature? and HØST.
She has a Master Degree in Folk Music Violin from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark.
She is educated from The Contemporary Creative Artist Solist Department, SDMK and had her debut with the concert-performance "Creative - without Nature? at DDSKS, Odense in 2021.
Liv has toured with musicians from different genres. including Mikael K and Klondyke (DK), AVE (DK), DR Ungdoms Ensemble (DK), Harald Haugaard og Helene Blum (DK), Neighbours and Friends/Mariehaven (DK), Kelpie (N, D/Sco), Nordic-Celtic Folk Festival (D/N/S/Sco/W/B), Norland Wind (D/I), The Great Malarkey (UK), Via Artis Konsort (DK).
She has been a part of Theater productions at Aalborg Teater, Det Kongelige Teater, Nyborg Voldspil, amongst own productions on "Teater Uden Scene" and DDSKS Odense.
Since August 2021 she has been teaching in Violin, Entrepreneurship and String-Ensemble at the Department of Folkmusic, at The Danish National Academy of Music, Esbjerg and Odense.
Since June 2022 she has been a member of the Music Commitee of Odense municipality for the period 2022-2025 - called Odense Musikudvalg.
2002-05: MGK Hjørring (DK), Classical Department
2006: Malungs Folkhögskola (S) Folkmusic violin
2007-10: BA, SDMK Odense (DK), Folkmusic Department
2010: Ege University, Izmir (Turkey), Folkdance Institute
2011-14: KA, SDMK Odense (DK), Violin
2011-12: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Fi)
2013: Ethnofonik, Paris (Fr), Artistic Leader
2013: Högskolan for Scen og Musik, Gothenburg (S)
2017-18: European Suzuki Organisation, Århus (DK), Suzuki Violin Teacher
2018-21: CCA Solist, SDMK Esbjerg (DK), Contemporary Creative Artist
2020: RMC, Copenhagen (DK), Recycling the Future,
Art and Culture Studies
2021: DDSKS, Odense (DK), Dramamusikalsk fag
2021-2022: Center for Knowledge in the Arts (DK), Mentorprogramme, Artistic Research
2023: Julies Bicycle/Statens Kunstfond (UK/DK): Development programme, Sustainable collaborations between music and performing arts
2013: Grant, Else Timmermands foundation
2014: Grant, Foundation Idella
2020: Grant, Sydbank Fonden
2021: Award, DMF Entrepreneurship Award 2021
2022: Prize, Aarhus Vocal Festival (with HØST)
2023: Prize, Tampere Vocal Festival (with HØST)