Inge-Lise Nygaard Parsons has worked with many prominent musicians in her career as a singer that started at a very young age. During her studies at The Academy of Music in Esbjerg she was a founder member of the pioneering baroque ensemble, Vestjysk Barokensemble conducted by Lars Ole Mathiasen, now artistic director of “The New Opera” in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Other Danish conductors Inge-Lise has performed as a soloist with are a. o. Søren Kinch Hansen (Artistic director of the Chorus of “Den Jyske Opera”, Alice Granum (one of the leading choir conductors in Denmark) and Morten Ryelund Sørensen (orchestral conductor).
She has been a soloist in oratorios and cantatas with Vestjysk Bachensemble, Århus Bachorchestra and Storstrøms Amts Chamber Ensemble and with the renowned harpsichordist, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and his Ensemble 415. She has been a soloist with several choral societies in London. She has also worked with guitarist Tony Remy on saxophonist Jean Toussaint’s album Nazaire, which was awarded the BBC British Jazz Album of the year in 2001.
She regularly sings concerts and recitals in Denmark. In London she performs regularly with pianist Rob Hunter, and as a trio with tenor Warren Albers and pianist Kathryn Mosley. Inge-Lise also runs a series of “Fantastic Family Concerts” where story telling and classical music are put together with the aim to get a younger audience interested in classical music.
Recent programs she has performed include:
- “From Folksong to Art song” – music by Grainger, Britten, Grieg, Stenhammar, Alfven and Nielsen.
- “I hate Music! But I like to Sing…” – music by Bernstein, Barber, Argento, Copland and Gershwin.
- “From Schubert to Schönberg” – music by Schubert, Brahms, R.Strauss and Schönberg.
- “Songs of Love and Devotion” – music by Dowland, Caccini, Castaldi and Monteverdi.
- The series “Fantastic Family Concerts” include: Gulliver’s Travels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Pied Piper.