Kristina Thede Johansen


Kristina Thede Johansen was born in the Faroe Islands in 1994. In 2012 she moved to Kolding, and in 2014 she was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music, where she has a bachelor’s degree and from where she made her debut as a soloist in 2023. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in music performance & Arts Management from Sibelius Academy in Finland. Kristina is a member of the chamber ensembles Nordic Saxophone Collective, Ensemble Eiradís, EKA and Ensemble Sirius and has performed as a soloist with, among others The Faroese Symphony Orchestra, Randers Chamber Orchestra and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Kristina will use the money that comes with the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize to participate in the World Saxophone Congress, a masterclass and on a new instrument.

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