Nicole Hogstrand (b. 1987) is a Swedish cellist, improviser and composer, living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Besides her background in classical music, she works creatively in other directions such as contemporary music, improvisation, avant-garde, film, theatre and cross-over with other art forms. As an artist, Nicole Hogstrand appears in many different constellations such as the collaborative ensembles Halvcirkel and Damkapellet, where her great knowledge and skill of playing classical music are animated in inspiring and inventive ways. Hogstrand is both bold, free, and current when drawing her audience up close to tell poetic stories of and with her instrument. For this year’s festival, she will perform her own music on solo Viola da gamba at Fanø Art Museum.