In 1995 seven young Faroese musicians formed an ensemble, the main purpose of which was to perform and promote Faroese music. This ensemble is Aldubáran.
Currently, Aldubáran has 14 members who perform on various instruments including the flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, guitar and piano. This rather unconventional combination of instruments makes for great diversity in performance and offers a new scope for composers to work with.
Aldubáran has commissioned and premiered a vast number of works by Faroese and foreign composers alike which have been well received by the press and public.
While Faroese music plays a major part in their programmes, more commonly heard compositions from more standard classical repertoire are still regarded as important. They have performed works such as Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky's Septet, Octet, and A Soldier's Tale, and Schubert's Octet.
Every year, Aldubáran perform at Summartónar, the annual festival of contemporary and classical music in the Faroe Islands. The ensemble and individual members have released albums and recorded for radio and television at home as well as abroad.