The Swedish-Finnish Song Co-operative, formed together with pianist Jenna Ristilä, frequently performs in different concert settings. In the autumn of 2018 they were in the finals of Helsinki Lied, and previous highlights include a tour with music from Finland and Sweden. The tour was made possible thanks to the support of the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Fund, and in connection with this the duo also had the opportunity to commission a piece - Guldgrävarens Tårar - by the young up-and-coming composer Johannes Pollak .

Ylva Gruen and Jenna Ristilä

Ylva Gruen and Leo Sörlin

Duo Lyss

Duo Lyss consists of mezzo soprano Ylva Gruen and guitarist Leo Sörlin. They first met and performed together when they both were studying at the College of Music in Piteå. After both of them spent some time studying abroad, they met again in 2018. Working in the intimate yet very expressive duo format, their repertoire stretches over half a millennium - from Dowland's renaissance melodies to more contemporary works.