Who we are?

Who we are

Scandinavian Chamber Soloists is a Kristiansand-based ensemble comprised of musicians from Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Armenia and Japan.

The artistic leader and the founder of the ensemble is Loussine Azizian Idsøe; member of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra with over 15 years of experience as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician.

scandinavian chamber soloists in a church

Extraordinary experiences

Scandinavian Chamber Soloists (originally Kristiansand Sinfonietta) experienced great success during their first tour in Southern Norway during autumn 2019.

In its review, Fædrelandsvennen described their music as “chamber music of international dimensions”. Following their debut in 2019 the ensemble has frequently toured in Norway and Denmark with great success.

The future

Scandinavian Chamber Soloists are looking forward to premieringing their own arrangement of R. Strauss “Vier letzte Lieder” for strings and soprano. The 2024/2025 season offers tours in all of Scandinavia and Germany.

«A melting pot of talent from all over the world, a mini-FN with stringed instruments»

«Loussine Azizian, the Danish-Armenian violinist, stole the spotlight with her dazzling technique and emotional playing. She has a sound that can make one think, “Is it a Stradivarius or just pure, unadulterated talent?”


The musicians:

Loussine Azizian Idsoe

Loussine Azizian Idsøe


Yuka Sato, fiolin

Yuka Sato


Piotr Slowik, bratsj

Piotr Slowik


Anne Camilla, bratsj

Anne Camilla Furre Thommesen



Krisztina Tokaji Eikeset


Jasper Havelaar, cello

Jasper Havelaar


Jan Mathiasson, kontrabass

Jan Mathiasson

double bass

Gunnhild Tønde, cemballist

Gunnhild Tønder