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Torvund Helge


orvund bestemte seg alt som tenåring for å bli dikter og utga sin første diktsamling mens han studerte ved Universitetet i Oslo. Ved siden av embedsstudiet i psykologi fulgte Torvund forelesninger i filosofi, og han fordypet seg i billedkunst og litteratur – spesielt finsk poesi og beatlitteratur. I denne tiden pleide Torvund også kontakt med forfattere som Lars Saabye Christensen og Jan Jakob Tønseth, og var venn av Tor Ulven.[1]

«Jolly Jumper» var en gruppe poeter som møttes jevnlig og diskuterte hverandres tekster, og der Torvund deltok. Gruppen var oppkalt etter hesten til Lucky Luke. Blant medlemmene var også Triztán VindtornArne RusteSigmund MjelveTerje Johanssen og Dag Larsen.

Torvund skrev i 2010 teksten til sangen «Nede for telling», til melodi av Bjørn Eidsvåg. Denne ble årets radiohit og det mest kjente sporet på den bestselgende CD-en Rundt neste sving.[2] Etter å ha hatt et nytt gjennombrudd hos kritikerne med Alt er høy i 2008, fikk Torvund et uvanlig godt salg av den neste diktsamlingen Alabama? i 2011.[3] Boken måtte trykkes i tre opplag og fikk i hovedsak gode kritikker og mye oppmerksomhet.[3] Én grunn til oppmerksomheten var at dikteren benyttet sosiale media og nye media som Twitter og Ordflyt i lanseringen.[3]

Barneboken Vivaldi som kom ut på Magikon i 2011, er illustrert av Mari Kanstad Johnsen, og handler om en jente som blir mobbet på skolen. Boken fikk sølv i «Årets vakreste bøker» i Norge og ble i 2012 av det New York-baserte nettstedet for kultur og kritikk, FlavorWire.com, utpekt som en av de 20 vakreste barnebøker i verden gjennom tidene.[4]

Alt brenner kom i januar 2016 og fikk straks positiv oppmerksomhet fra anmeldere.[5] Med en 6'er i VG, 6'er i Stavanger Aftenblad og en 5'er på terningen i Dagbladet ble den omfattende diktsamlingen på nær 240 sider, trykket i fire opplag.[6] I NRK ble det laget tre hele program om og med boken i programserien Diktafon med Annelita Meinich. Sammen med Torvunds formidlingsaktiviteter var den omfattende diktsamlingen bakgrunn for at han mottok både Wildenveys Poesipris ved Larvik Poesifestival og Wergelands åre.[7][6] Ved åpningen av Litteraturuken på Café Sting i oktober 2016 leste Torvund hele samlingen. Med innlagte pauser varte dette i fem timer.

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Torvund Helge


orvund bestemte seg alt som tenåring for å bli dikter og utga sin første diktsamling mens han studerte ved Universitetet i Oslo. Ved siden av embedsstudiet i psykologi fulgte Torvund forelesninger i filosofi, og han fordypet seg i billedkunst og litteratur – spesielt finsk poesi og beatlitteratur. I denne tiden pleide Torvund også kontakt med forfattere som Lars Saabye Christensen og Jan Jakob Tønseth, og var venn av Tor Ulven.[1]

«Jolly Jumper» var en gruppe poeter som møttes jevnlig og diskuterte hverandres tekster, og der Torvund deltok. Gruppen var oppkalt etter hesten til Lucky Luke. Blant medlemmene var også Triztán VindtornArne RusteSigmund MjelveTerje Johanssen og Dag Larsen.

Torvund skrev i 2010 teksten til sangen «Nede for telling», til melodi av Bjørn Eidsvåg. Denne ble årets radiohit og det mest kjente sporet på den bestselgende CD-en Rundt neste sving.[2] Etter å ha hatt et nytt gjennombrudd hos kritikerne med Alt er høy i 2008, fikk Torvund et uvanlig godt salg av den neste diktsamlingen Alabama? i 2011.[3] Boken måtte trykkes i tre opplag og fikk i hovedsak gode kritikker og mye oppmerksomhet.[3] Én grunn til oppmerksomheten var at dikteren benyttet sosiale media og nye media som Twitter og Ordflyt i lanseringen.[3]

Barneboken Vivaldi som kom ut på Magikon i 2011, er illustrert av Mari Kanstad Johnsen, og handler om en jente som blir mobbet på skolen. Boken fikk sølv i «Årets vakreste bøker» i Norge og ble i 2012 av det New York-baserte nettstedet for kultur og kritikk, FlavorWire.com, utpekt som en av de 20 vakreste barnebøker i verden gjennom tidene.[4]

Alt brenner kom i januar 2016 og fikk straks positiv oppmerksomhet fra anmeldere.[5] Med en 6'er i VG, 6'er i Stavanger Aftenblad og en 5'er på terningen i Dagbladet ble den omfattende diktsamlingen på nær 240 sider, trykket i fire opplag.[6] I NRK ble det laget tre hele program om og med boken i programserien Diktafon med Annelita Meinich. Sammen med Torvunds formidlingsaktiviteter var den omfattende diktsamlingen bakgrunn for at han mottok både Wildenveys Poesipris ved Larvik Poesifestival og Wergelands åre.[7][6] Ved åpningen av Litteraturuken på Café Sting i oktober 2016 leste Torvund hele samlingen. Med innlagte pauser varte dette i fem timer.

With his “fascinating musical personality and the bewitching beauty of his tone” (FAZ), cellist Orfeo Mandozzi has captivated audiences throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia and South America.

Orfeo Mandozzi, born in Ticino, made his debut as soloist as part of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition. He has won first prizes at several international competitions such as the Johannes Brahms Competition and the UFAM Paris.

Orfeo Mandozzi, now enjoying a busy career as a soloist, has worked closely with several leading cellists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Gendron and Harvey Shapiro. Bernard Greenhouse said that, “he could be one of the leading cellists of our time”. His regular performing partners include Nikolaj Znaider, Julian Rachlin, and Yuri Bashmet. As soloist Orfeo Mandozzi performs with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Kristjan Järvi and Michail Jurowski. Also a prolific recording artist, award panels have described his playing as “so captivating, one has to hold one’s breath” (pizzicato).

He has appeared in some of the world’s finest concert halls, including the Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Musikverein and the Teatro Colón. The cellist is also in demand as a regular guest at festivals such as the Vienna Festwochen, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Lockenhaus Festival. His highly acclaimed recitals are much sought-after and Mstislav Rostropovich said about his performance of the Boccherini Sonata that, “he has the most beautiful Italian cantilena I have ever heard”.

Orfeo Mandozzi plays a cello made in Cremona by Francesco Ruggeri, 1675.

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Kjell Pahr-Iversen


Kjell Pahr-Iversen an artist among artists was born in Stavanger Norway in 1937. Pahr-Iversen has become one of Norway's most prominent innovative and contemporary artists. He has achieved worldwide notoriety and fame, holding exhibits not only in Norway and Europe but also in Asia and America.

Pahr-Iversen is accomplished in a multitude of mediums from Stained Glass to Canvas; his works are typified by a prevailing compositional theme, with colors delivering an animated luminosity and vibrancy.  As Pahr-Iversen often produces series of paintings showing a partiality for musical, religious or literary themes, he is a natural fit with NYCMF; augmenting the aural musical experience with imagery.

Well grounded and schooled in both the history of European culture, as well as its’ modern-day culture, urbanity and ethos; Pahr-Iversen successfully combines these diverse influences creating individual, sophisticated and entirely contemporary masterpieces.  The NYCMF is excited to partner with Kjell Pahr-Iversen in this year’s festival (2010), aiming to develop a unique youth painting experience, while broadening the artistic foundation for these aspiring young artist.

Kjell Pahr-Iversen


Kjell Pahr-Iversen an artist among artists was born in Stavanger Norway in 1937. Pahr-Iversen has become one of Norway's most prominent innovative and contemporary artists. He has achieved worldwide notoriety and fame, holding exhibits not only in Norway and Europe but also in Asia and America.

Pahr-Iversen is accomplished in a multitude of mediums from Stained Glass to Canvas; his works are typified by a prevailing compositional theme, with colors delivering an animated luminosity and vibrancy.  As Pahr-Iversen often produces series of paintings showing a partiality for musical, religious or literary themes, he is a natural fit with NYCMF; augmenting the aural musical experience with imagery.

Well grounded and schooled in both the history of European culture, as well as its’ modern-day culture, urbanity and ethos; Pahr-Iversen successfully combines these diverse influences creating individual, sophisticated and entirely contemporary masterpieces.  The NYCMF is excited to partner with Kjell Pahr-Iversen in this year’s festival (2010), aiming to develop a unique youth painting experience, while broadening the artistic foundation for these aspiring young artist.

 

 

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Sveinung Bjelland


The pianist Sveinung Bjelland has already for several years been in the forefront among classical pianists in Norway. His latest recording (Scarlatti and Mendelssohn on Simax) has been received with enthusiasm, in Norway and internationally. It became nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award  (Spellemannprisen 2006).

Musicweb International writes: 'These performances have many subtleties and the imagination of the coupling is reflected in the taste and imagination of the playing.' Classics Today also praises the recording, referring to 'Sveinung Bjelland's cultivated, imaginative, and poetic artistry', concluding: 'No self-respecting piano connoisseur should let this truly distinctive release slip away'. The recording has recently been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen 2006).

Sveinung Bjelland has most of his musical background from Central Europe, mainly through studies with Hans Leygraf at Mozarteum, Salzburg and Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He finished his studies in Berlin with the highest degree and with distinction, and he put himself strongly on the map in 1999, when he was named Young Musician of the Year by the Norwegian Concert Institute, this ranking beside numerous prizes he has been awarded.

After this he has developed into an unusually interesting, prolific and versatile artist. He has been a soloist with the leading Norwegian orchestras with distinguished guest conductors and visited various concert series and festivals in Europe, where he has made his mark just as much as a soloist as in a chamber music setting. In October 2008 he made his debut in London with a Chamber Music Recital at Wigmore Hall.

His duo partnership with the young violinist Alina Pogostkin, the 2005 winner of the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, has made a
particular impact. They have done a brilliant recording of Mendelssohns Concerto for Violin and Piano, adding to the pianists series of successful recordings, covering a wide and varied repertoire. In duo with Alina Pogostkin the pianist recently performed at the Helsinki Festival and the Beethovenfest in Bonn.

In addition to being a frequent festival artist, Sveinung Bjelland was from 2002-2008 festival director himself. The artistic profile of the Gloger Festival in Kongsberg developed into one of the most interesting among Norwegian music festivals, with the exquisite and inspiring space of the beautiful Kongsberg Church as its main arena.

 

Sveinung Bjelland


The pianist Sveinung Bjelland has already for several years been in the forefront among classical pianists in Norway. His latest recording (Scarlatti and Mendelssohn on Simax) has been received with enthusiasm, in Norway and internationally. It became nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award  (Spellemannprisen 2006).

Musicweb International writes: 'These performances have many subtleties and the imagination of the coupling is reflected in the taste and imagination of the playing.' Classics Today also praises the recording, referring to 'Sveinung Bjelland's cultivated, imaginative, and poetic artistry', concluding: 'No self-respecting piano connoisseur should let this truly distinctive release slip away'. The recording has recently been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen 2006).

Sveinung Bjelland has most of his musical background from Central Europe, mainly through studies with Hans Leygraf at Mozarteum, Salzburg and Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He finished his studies in Berlin with the highest degree and with distinction, and he put himself strongly on the map in 1999, when he was named Young Musician of the Year by the Norwegian Concert Institute, this ranking beside numerous prizes he has been awarded.

After this he has developed into an unusually interesting, prolific and versatile artist. He has been a soloist with the leading Norwegian orchestras with distinguished guest conductors and visited various concert series and festivals in Europe, where he has made his mark just as much as a soloist as in a chamber music setting. In October 2008 he made his debut in London with a Chamber Music Recital at Wigmore Hall.

His duo partnership with the young violinist Alina Pogostkin, the 2005 winner of the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, has made a
particular impact. They have done a brilliant recording of Mendelssohns Concerto for Violin and Piano, adding to the pianists series of successful recordings, covering a wide and varied repertoire. In duo with Alina Pogostkin the pianist recently performed at the Helsinki Festival and the Beethovenfest in Bonn.

In addition to being a frequent festival artist, Sveinung Bjelland was from 2002-2008 festival director himself. The artistic profile of the Gloger Festival in Kongsberg developed into one of the most interesting among Norwegian music festivals, with the exquisite and inspiring space of the beautiful Kongsberg Church as its main arena.

 

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Milan Rabrenovic


Milan Rabrenovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He has graduated at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Professor Nevena Popovic. Milan has been living in Norway from 2004 where he finished his Master and Postgraduate studies at the University of Stavanger in the class of Professor Håkon Austbø. He is employed at the University of Stavanger as Assistant professor in piano accompaniment.

At the moment, Milan’s artistic work is focused on the repertoire for violin and piano duo. The recent artistic projects includes concert performances of complete Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano in Norway, Serbia and Czech Republic; complete works for violin and piano by F. Schubert; complete sonatas for violin and piano by J. Brahms and R. Schumann; W. A. Mozart – sonatas for violin and piano. Milan has been performing in Serbia, Norway, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and France.

Milan Rabrenovic has won many prizes on the national and international piano competitions among which are the third prize on the International Piano Competition in Pietra Ligure in Italy, the second prize (first has not been awarded) on the International Piano Competition “KONZERTEUM `02” in Athens and the Special prize for the best interpretation of Beethoven Sonata op. 57 in f-minor at the same competition.

As a soloist Milan has performed with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Army “Stanislav Binicki”, Orchestra of Radio and Television of Serbia, String Quartet “BACHUS” from Salzburg and Orchestra of the Institute for Music and Dance in Stavanger.

Milan Rabrenovic


Milan Rabrenovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He has graduated at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Professor Nevena Popovic. Milan has been living in Norway from 2004 where he finished his Master and Postgraduate studies at the University of Stavanger in the class of Professor Håkon Austbø. He is employed at the University of Stavanger as Assistant professor in piano accompaniment.

At the moment, Milan’s artistic work is focused on the repertoire for violin and piano duo. The recent artistic projects includes concert performances of complete Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano in Norway, Serbia and Czech Republic; complete works for violin and piano by F. Schubert; complete sonatas for violin and piano by J. Brahms and R. Schumann; W. A. Mozart – sonatas for violin and piano. Milan has been performing in Serbia, Norway, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and France.

Milan Rabrenovic has won many prizes on the national and international piano competitions among which are the third prize on the International Piano Competition in Pietra Ligure in Italy, the second prize (first has not been awarded) on the International Piano Competition “KONZERTEUM `02” in Athens and the Special prize for the best interpretation of Beethoven Sonata op. 57 in f-minor at the same competition.

As a soloist Milan has performed with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Army “Stanislav Binicki”, Orchestra of Radio and Television of Serbia, String Quartet “BACHUS” from Salzburg and Orchestra of the Institute for Music and Dance in Stavanger.

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Léa Hennino


Born in 1991, Léa Hennino graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) where she studied with Sabine Toutain (principal in Orchestre National de France). Part of an exchange program, she also studied one year with Nobuko Imai in Geneva and regularly participated in master classes with musicians including Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Atar Arad, Antoine Tamestit, Lawrence Power, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas riebl, Veronika Hagen, Tatjana Masurenko... And Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Hatto Beyerle among other for chamber music. Since september 2014 Léa studies in Zurich Hochschule der Kunste with english violist Lawrence Power (soloist diploma).

She was also selected to participate in prestigious academies as Kronberg "Cello Plus" Festival's Masterclass (Germany), Ravinia's Steans Music Institute (USA), Verbier Festival Academy (Switzerland), IMS of Prussia Cove and Open Chamber Music of Prussia Cove (UK), Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), Encuentro de Santander (Spain), International Institute of Attergau Orchestra (Austria), which gave her opportunities to perform in various formations.

Enriched by these many meetings, Lea became prize winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, got a second prize at the National Competition for Young Violists and third prize at the International Competition in Germany Wolfgang Marschner. Her sensitive and original playing also helped her to win the first prize and the SACEM prize at the European Competition for Young Soloists in Luxembourg.

Passionated and invested chamber musician, she participated in the Landauer Meisterkonzerte, Besançon Chamber Music Festival, Groba Festival, Chamber Music Festival of Saint-Paul de Vence, Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence, Moments Musicaux de la Baule, Les Nuits du Mont Rome, Festival de Deauville, Cordes sur ciel, EMCY Stars of Tomorow Tour, Fränkische Musiktage Alzenau, les Classiques du Prieuré, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival... She also took part in an European tour of the complete Mozart's string quintets with Renaud Capucon, Clemens Hagen, Alina Ibragimova and Gérard Caussé. She recently shared the stage of renowned musicians such as the Modigliani Quartet, Boris Garlitsky, Nicholas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Paul Biss, Lars Anders Tomter, Gerard Caussé, Midori Goto, Torleif Thedéen as well as young soloists like Edgar Moreau, Dami Kim, Valeriy Sokolov, Alina Pogotskina... Lea also performed as a soloist in Les Concerts d'Esther, Grieg in Bergen Festival, Méridienne de Rouen, Jeunes Talents Festival and with the Norwegian Youth Chamber Ensemble.

Next concerts includes among other projects with the Dissonances Ensemble, Festival de St Côme, Maison Natale de Claude Debussy, Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence, Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale, Festival Melusicales, Fondation Singer-Polignac, Festival de Pâques et d'août de Deauville, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival .... Léa is also regulary invited to play in the Orchestre National de France.

Lea is now playing a viola by Charles Coquet made for her in May 2014.

Léa Hennino


Born in 1991, Léa Hennino graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) where she studied with Sabine Toutain (principal in Orchestre National de France). Part of an exchange program, she also studied one year with Nobuko Imai in Geneva and regularly participated in master classes with musicians including Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Atar Arad, Antoine Tamestit, Lawrence Power, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas riebl, Veronika Hagen, Tatjana Masurenko... And Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Hatto Beyerle among other for chamber music. Since september 2014 Léa studies in Zurich Hochschule der Kunste with english violist Lawrence Power (soloist diploma).

She was also selected to participate in prestigious academies as Kronberg "Cello Plus" Festival's Masterclass (Germany), Ravinia's Steans Music Institute (USA), Verbier Festival Academy (Switzerland), IMS of Prussia Cove and Open Chamber Music of Prussia Cove (UK), Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), Encuentro de Santander (Spain), International Institute of Attergau Orchestra (Austria), which gave her opportunities to perform in various formations.

Enriched by these many meetings, Lea became prize winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, got a second prize at the National Competition for Young Violists and third prize at the International Competition in Germany Wolfgang Marschner. Her sensitive and original playing also helped her to win the first prize and the SACEM prize at the European Competition for Young Soloists in Luxembourg.

Passionated and invested chamber musician, she participated in the Landauer Meisterkonzerte, Besançon Chamber Music Festival, Groba Festival, Chamber Music Festival of Saint-Paul de Vence, Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence, Moments Musicaux de la Baule, Les Nuits du Mont Rome, Festival de Deauville, Cordes sur ciel, EMCY Stars of Tomorow Tour, Fränkische Musiktage Alzenau, les Classiques du Prieuré, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival... She also took part in an European tour of the complete Mozart's string quintets with Renaud Capucon, Clemens Hagen, Alina Ibragimova and Gérard Caussé. She recently shared the stage of renowned musicians such as the Modigliani Quartet, Boris Garlitsky, Nicholas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Paul Biss, Lars Anders Tomter, Gerard Caussé, Midori Goto, Torleif Thedéen as well as young soloists like Edgar Moreau, Dami Kim, Valeriy Sokolov, Alina Pogotskina... Lea also performed as a soloist in Les Concerts d'Esther, Grieg in Bergen Festival, Méridienne de Rouen, Jeunes Talents Festival and with the Norwegian Youth Chamber Ensemble.

Next concerts includes among other projects with the Dissonances Ensemble, Festival de St Côme, Maison Natale de Claude Debussy, Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence, Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale, Festival Melusicales, Fondation Singer-Polignac, Festival de Pâques et d'août de Deauville, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival .... Léa is also regulary invited to play in the Orchestre National de France.

Lea is now playing a viola by Charles Coquet made for her in May 2014.

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Laurens Weinhold


Laurens Weinhold er en prisbelønnet fiolinist. Han har vunnet førstepriser nasjonalt, både i Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap, Sparre Olsen-konkurransen og DNB Nasjonal solistkonkurranse på Fjord Cadenza. Han har fått en rekke legater, utmerkelser og internasjonale stipender. Weinhold avsluttet sine bachelorstudier allerede som 19 åring, med summa cum laude (Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung) ved Universität für Musik und darstellende Künst i Wien. I Wien har han studert med Lucia Hall, Dora Schwarzberg og Anton Sorokow.

Weinhold er nå inne i siste fase av sitt mastergradstudium (avsluttes høsten 2016) med Anton Sorokow, konsertmester i Wiener Symfonikerne.

De siste fem årene har han også hatt mesterklasser med Pierre Amoyal, Aaron Rosand, Benjamin Schmid, Sergei Stadler og Jean-Pierre Wallez.

Weinhold har opptrådd ved flere internasjonale festivaler, blant annet i ICMF, Summit Music Festival, Casalmaggiore Festival, NYCMF, Fartein Valen Festival, Mozarteum Salzburg, Klara Festival og Norsk Orgelfestival, i de to sistnevnte i samarbeid med NRK og Radio Klara. Han har spilt i Fartein Valen-salen i Stavanger Konserthus, i Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussel) og i Musikverein.

Laurens Weinhold har vært solist med flere orkestre, blant annet Brussels Chamber Orchestra ( Vivaldi , De fire årstider og Sarasate , Zigeunerweisen), 1B1 (Vivaldi), Sandnes Orkesterforening (Mendelssohn fiolinkonsert, Sibelius fiolinkonsert) , NYSO (Ravel Tzigane) , Vienna Young Masters Orchestra (Kreutzer,  fiolinkonsert) og Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra (Mozart fiolinkonsert i A-dur under ledelse av Rune Bergmann).  Sommeren 2015 spilte han Tsjaikovskijs fiolinkonsert I Stavanger Konserthus og høsten 2015 Sibelius fiolinkonsert under ledelse av Morten Wensberg i Sandnes. I Wien var han solist på European Voices IV, en internasjonal folkemusikkkongress. 

Weinhold er en erfaren kammermusikkmusiker og han har spilt sammen med blant andre Jakob Koranyi, Erling R. Eriksen, Lucia Hall, Anton Sorokow, Lea Hennino, Sveinung Bjelland og Mariam Kharatyan. 

 

 

For sin innsats i kulturlivet, har Weinhold fått kulturstipend både fra Stavanger kommune og Rogaland Fylkeskommune. Han har fått kulturbonus av Rogalands Avis, G9alt talentstipend, Shell prisens reisestipend og var vinner av Sandnes Sparebanks Musikkpris. Han har i tillegg fått stipend fra Kultur Kärnten for kammermusikkprosjekter med solister fra Wiener Philharmoniker.

 

Weinhold er interessert i ny musikk og har urframført verker av både Janpieter Biesemans og Ståle Kleiberg. Ved siden av sin klassiske virksomhet, fordyper han seg også i norsk folkemusikk og han spiller hardingfele. I 2016 er han invitert som solist i Bruchs «Scottish Fantasy» i Kaunas under ledelse av Rune Bergmann (06.05. 2015, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra ) .

 

Sommeren 2016 er han på konsertturné i Norge sammen med pianisten Sveinung Bjelland og Eloise Bella Kohn. Det vil bli gjort opptak av konserten under Fartein Valen Festivalen i Haugesund. I september skal Weinhold være primarius I Leos Janaceks 2. strykekvartett, i samarbeid med Paal Helge Haugen og Obstfelderjubileum.

 

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Laurens Weinhold


Laurens Weinhold er en prisbelønnet fiolinist. Han har vunnet førstepriser nasjonalt, både i Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap, Sparre Olsen-konkurransen og DNB Nasjonal solistkonkurranse på Fjord Cadenza. Han har fått en rekke legater, utmerkelser og internasjonale stipender. Weinhold avsluttet sine bachelorstudier allerede som 19 åring, med summa cum laude (Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung) ved Universität für Musik und darstellende Künst i Wien. I Wien har han studert med Lucia Hall, Dora Schwarzberg og Anton Sorokow.

Weinhold er nå inne i siste fase av sitt mastergradstudium (avsluttes høsten 2016) med Anton Sorokow, konsertmester i Wiener Symfonikerne.

De siste fem årene har han også hatt mesterklasser med Pierre Amoyal, Aaron Rosand, Benjamin Schmid, Sergei Stadler og Jean-Pierre Wallez.

Weinhold har opptrådd ved flere internasjonale festivaler, blant annet i ICMF, Summit Music Festival, Casalmaggiore Festival, NYCMF, Fartein Valen Festival, Mozarteum Salzburg, Klara Festival og Norsk Orgelfestival, i de to sistnevnte i samarbeid med NRK og Radio Klara. Han har spilt i Fartein Valen-salen i Stavanger Konserthus, i Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussel) og i Musikverein.

Laurens Weinhold har vært solist med flere orkestre, blant annet Brussels Chamber Orchestra ( Vivaldi , De fire årstider og Sarasate , Zigeunerweisen), 1B1 (Vivaldi), Sandnes Orkesterforening (Mendelssohn fiolinkonsert, Sibelius fiolinkonsert) , NYSO (Ravel Tzigane) , Vienna Young Masters Orchestra (Kreutzer,  fiolinkonsert) og Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra (Mozart fiolinkonsert i A-dur under ledelse av Rune Bergmann).  Sommeren 2015 spilte han Tsjaikovskijs fiolinkonsert I Stavanger Konserthus og høsten 2015 Sibelius fiolinkonsert under ledelse av Morten Wensberg i Sandnes. I Wien var han solist på European Voices IV, en internasjonal folkemusikkkongress. 

Weinhold er en erfaren kammermusikkmusiker og han har spilt sammen med blant andre Jakob Koranyi, Erling R. Eriksen, Lucia Hall, Anton Sorokow, Lea Hennino, Sveinung Bjelland og Mariam Kharatyan. 

 

 

For sin innsats i kulturlivet, har Weinhold fått kulturstipend både fra Stavanger kommune og Rogaland Fylkeskommune. Han har fått kulturbonus av Rogalands Avis, G9alt talentstipend, Shell prisens reisestipend og var vinner av Sandnes Sparebanks Musikkpris. Han har i tillegg fått stipend fra Kultur Kärnten for kammermusikkprosjekter med solister fra Wiener Philharmoniker.

 

Weinhold er interessert i ny musikk og har urframført verker av både Janpieter Biesemans og Ståle Kleiberg. Ved siden av sin klassiske virksomhet, fordyper han seg også i norsk folkemusikk og han spiller hardingfele. I 2016 er han invitert som solist i Bruchs «Scottish Fantasy» i Kaunas under ledelse av Rune Bergmann (06.05. 2015, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra ) .

 

Sommeren 2016 er han på konsertturné i Norge sammen med pianisten Sveinung Bjelland og Eloise Bella Kohn. Det vil bli gjort opptak av konserten under Fartein Valen Festivalen i Haugesund. I september skal Weinhold være primarius I Leos Janaceks 2. strykekvartett, i samarbeid med Paal Helge Haugen og Obstfelderjubileum.

 

www.laurensweinhold.com

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Amalie Stalheim


The norwegian cellist, Amalie Stalheim began playing cello at the ageof 6 at Bergen culture school. She is currently studying for her bachelor at Edsberg manor, the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof. Torleif Thedéen. She is the only cellist To be accepted to the school the last two years.

At the elite school Edsberg manor, Amalie is one of 25 hand-picked students.  She is studying with the best teachers and plays a lot of chamber music with her fellow students. The last year, Amalie has held solo and chamber music concerts in Stockholm; the latest with Konstantin Bogino. Amalie has participated in distinguished master classes and courses with Gavriel Lipkin, Francis Gouton, Dora Schwarzberg, Stephan Barratt Due, Henning Kraggerud, Robert Rozek and Truls Mørk.

In 2009 Amalie was one of four out of 150 applicants who after audition was picked to the so called "Concervatory class" at Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo. At Barratt Due she was one of twelve most talented young musicians from Norway. She won the first prize in the Youth Competition in Norway with 25/25 points. Later she was a semi finalist in the big competition of  Norwegian broadcasting "Virtuoso". The competition was broadcasted on the classical radio station P2.

Amalie has played solo and chamber music concerts in Norway, Swede, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and China.

Despite her age, Amalie is already one of the most sought-after cellists in Norway. Amalie has repeatedly been invited to play at festivals, including   Fartein Valen Festival (Norway), 2009 and 2011 and the Bergen  International Festival (Norway), 2010 and 2011.

Last summer Amalie was invited as a Young Artist to the Chamber music festival in Lyckå, Sweden. She preformed also as a soloist at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and at the Percussion festival in Helsinki.

This fall, Amalie will preform as a soloist with the Royal Acadamy  Symphony Orchestra.

 Amalie plays on a French cello built by Collin-Mezin in 1890.

Amalie Stalheim


The norwegian cellist, Amalie Stalheim began playing cello at the ageof 6 at Bergen culture school. She is currently studying for her bachelor at Edsberg manor, the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof. Torleif Thedéen. She is the only cellist To be accepted to the school the last two years.

At the elite school Edsberg manor, Amalie is one of 25 hand-picked students.  She is studying with the best teachers and plays a lot of chamber music with her fellow students. The last year, Amalie has held solo and chamber music concerts in Stockholm; the latest with Konstantin Bogino. Amalie has participated in distinguished master classes and courses with Gavriel Lipkin, Francis Gouton, Dora Schwarzberg, Stephan Barratt Due, Henning Kraggerud, Robert Rozek and Truls Mørk.

In 2009 Amalie was one of four out of 150 applicants who after audition was picked to the so called "Concervatory class" at Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo. At Barratt Due she was one of twelve most talented young musicians from Norway. She won the first prize in the Youth Competition in Norway with 25/25 points. Later she was a semi finalist in the big competition of  Norwegian broadcasting "Virtuoso". The competition was broadcasted on the classical radio station P2.

Amalie has played solo and chamber music concerts in Norway, Swede, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and China.

Despite her age, Amalie is already one of the most sought-after cellists in Norway. Amalie has repeatedly been invited to play at festivals, including   Fartein Valen Festival (Norway), 2009 and 2011 and the Bergen  International Festival (Norway), 2010 and 2011.

Last summer Amalie was invited as a Young Artist to the Chamber music festival in Lyckå, Sweden. She preformed also as a soloist at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and at the Percussion festival in Helsinki.

This fall, Amalie will preform as a soloist with the Royal Acadamy  Symphony Orchestra.

 Amalie plays on a French cello built by Collin-Mezin in 1890.

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Giulia Brinckmeier


Giulia Brinckmeier is an award-winning violinist, who has acquired a great deal of artistic freedom at a young age by musical sensitivity and virtuosity. As a soloist and chamber musician inspired by a game that will be in the musicality, masterful technical skill on the violin and the deeper understanding of the composition to form a unit and show the interpretation of the artist.

So she made the proximity and numerous accesses the violin obvious to the virtuoso for the public, at the same time anticipating the multidimensional requirements for chamber music, reserves the wisdom of a structure, the voltage tonal and rhythmic lines of each piece of music in mind. It makes a significant contribution to the ensemble in which she plays a total of excellent sounds, so also in phrasing and expression following outstanding quality.
In what ensemble compilation also always plays the young violinist: She approaches as a soloist and chamber musician, fresh, expressive and music history well informed the audience wins it without overpowering by mere "technical virtuosity".

Born into a musical family in 1988 in the Italian part of Switzerland was Giulia Brinckmeier at the age of 3 years by her father violin lessons.

At the age of seven she attended the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro and debuted the same age as soloist with the Radio Orchestra of Italian Switzerland in the Violin Concerto in A Major by Antonio Vivaldi. 

The impressively confirmed talent, motivation and virtuosity of the young artist are by various first prizes Giulia Brinckmeier receives in national and international music competitions in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary. This also applies to the awards throughout her musical education.

She completed her diploma in 2008 at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan with the highest score from, thereafter her the Premio "Primo Carmirelli" is awarded for the best performance of the year diploma for violinists.

Also it is excellent for the final examination of their studies at the Vienna Conservatory (2009-2012) under the leadership of Prof. Anton Sorokow and for their written work to the completion of the Master with the theme "The history of the Chaconne."

Since 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier studied the violin performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Anton Sorokow. .
In the period 2007 to 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier refined their technical skills on the violin, deepened their understanding of composition and expanded her repertoire in master classes with renowned musicians (violinist), including Thomas Brandis (concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic), Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet, Austria ) Eduard Grach (Russia) and Francesco Manara (concertmaster of the Orchestra of La Scala, Italy).

Based on their first-class education and its broad but still challenging repertoire Giulia Brinckmeier performs as a soloist and chamber musician with renowned orchestras such as the Webern Symphony Orchestra, the Imola Chamber Orchestra, the AURORA Festival Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau and the Houlencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra (HSCO). In this context, their Substitutentätigkeit belongs with the Vienna Symphony and the Wiener Concert Verein. She is currently concertmaster of the Imola Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Marco Boni.
From 2006 to 2011 she has in the context of chamber music projects with duo and trio ensembles acclaimed concert appearances in Venice (Palazzo Albizzi), Bologna (Auditorium Manzoni), Milan (Teatro the Filodrammatici and Puccini Hall) and in Fiesole (Auditorium Sinopoli).

In 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier founded the Chromatique trio (piano, violin, cello), with whom she recorded the CD "Chromatique Trio" published in 2012. You can hear and feel that she enjoys her artistic freedom with this ensemble and can make their personal view of a composition audible. With their playful ways that retrieves precisely and making great use, makes them hidden leeway for interpretation transparent, puts their views is in the finest nuances of sound, timing and temperament of their game. In this sense, she is on her way to becoming a musical skill that encloses inwardness, rational Discover and emotional understanding of chamber music.

Giulia Brinckmeier was promoted in the time of their musical training from renowned foundations and is 2013/2014 scholarship from the Foundation Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr/Schweiz.

Giulia Brinckmeier


Giulia Brinckmeier is an award-winning violinist, who has acquired a great deal of artistic freedom at a young age by musical sensitivity and virtuosity. As a soloist and chamber musician inspired by a game that will be in the musicality, masterful technical skill on the violin and the deeper understanding of the composition to form a unit and show the interpretation of the artist.

So she made the proximity and numerous accesses the violin obvious to the virtuoso for the public, at the same time anticipating the multidimensional requirements for chamber music, reserves the wisdom of a structure, the voltage tonal and rhythmic lines of each piece of music in mind. It makes a significant contribution to the ensemble in which she plays a total of excellent sounds, so also in phrasing and expression following outstanding quality.
In what ensemble compilation also always plays the young violinist: She approaches as a soloist and chamber musician, fresh, expressive and music history well informed the audience wins it without overpowering by mere "technical virtuosity".

Born into a musical family in 1988 in the Italian part of Switzerland was Giulia Brinckmeier at the age of 3 years by her father violin lessons.

At the age of seven she attended the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro and debuted the same age as soloist with the Radio Orchestra of Italian Switzerland in the Violin Concerto in A Major by Antonio Vivaldi. 

The impressively confirmed talent, motivation and virtuosity of the young artist are by various first prizes Giulia Brinckmeier receives in national and international music competitions in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary. This also applies to the awards throughout her musical education.

She completed her diploma in 2008 at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan with the highest score from, thereafter her the Premio "Primo Carmirelli" is awarded for the best performance of the year diploma for violinists.

Also it is excellent for the final examination of their studies at the Vienna Conservatory (2009-2012) under the leadership of Prof. Anton Sorokow and for their written work to the completion of the Master with the theme "The history of the Chaconne."

Since 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier studied the violin performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Anton Sorokow. .
In the period 2007 to 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier refined their technical skills on the violin, deepened their understanding of composition and expanded her repertoire in master classes with renowned musicians (violinist), including Thomas Brandis (concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic), Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet, Austria ) Eduard Grach (Russia) and Francesco Manara (concertmaster of the Orchestra of La Scala, Italy).

Based on their first-class education and its broad but still challenging repertoire Giulia Brinckmeier performs as a soloist and chamber musician with renowned orchestras such as the Webern Symphony Orchestra, the Imola Chamber Orchestra, the AURORA Festival Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau and the Houlencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra (HSCO). In this context, their Substitutentätigkeit belongs with the Vienna Symphony and the Wiener Concert Verein. She is currently concertmaster of the Imola Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Marco Boni.
From 2006 to 2011 she has in the context of chamber music projects with duo and trio ensembles acclaimed concert appearances in Venice (Palazzo Albizzi), Bologna (Auditorium Manzoni), Milan (Teatro the Filodrammatici and Puccini Hall) and in Fiesole (Auditorium Sinopoli).

In 2011 Giulia Brinckmeier founded the Chromatique trio (piano, violin, cello), with whom she recorded the CD "Chromatique Trio" published in 2012. You can hear and feel that she enjoys her artistic freedom with this ensemble and can make their personal view of a composition audible. With their playful ways that retrieves precisely and making great use, makes them hidden leeway for interpretation transparent, puts their views is in the finest nuances of sound, timing and temperament of their game. In this sense, she is on her way to becoming a musical skill that encloses inwardness, rational Discover and emotional understanding of chamber music.

Giulia Brinckmeier was promoted in the time of their musical training from renowned foundations and is 2013/2014 scholarship from the Foundation Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr/Schweiz.

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Raphaëlle Moreau


Raphaëlle Moreau, from a family of musicians started the violin aged

four in the Suzuki system. Showing great promise from a very early 

age, Raphaëlle Moreau played “Oblivion” by Karol Beffa with the 

London Symphony Orchestra in Salle Pleyel. In 2009 she went on to 

take lessons with Professor Pavel Vernikov at the Scoula di Musica di 

Fiesole. In this year she was awarded first prize and the overall grand 

prize at the International Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition. 

At the tender age of 14 she commenced her bachelor degree at the 

prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris under the 

tutelage of Prof.Roland Daugareil. During this time she performed in 

major concerts across Europe including the “San Vito Musico Estate” 

3rd festival where she performed Mozart Violin concerto no.1, 

International Oleg Kagan festival as a soloist with the Georgian 

Chamber Orchestra and a recital at Banque de France, Paris. 

Raphaëlle also participated in masterclasses and academies with 

renowned artists like Salvatore Accardo and Renaud Capuçon.

When receiving her Bachelor degree in 2013 she went on to continue 

her studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with Prof. 

Pavel Vernikov as a Masters student. Playing in Switzerland as a 

soloist accompanied by orchstra she took part in the Sion Festival 

and played with the L’Orchestre de Saint-Maurice. Chosen to 

participate in the “Jeunes Interprètes” program, she performed live 

on Radio France a full recital. She continued to play in major festivals 

(as a chamber musician and solo player) like Festival Perigord Noir, 

Montpellier Radio France, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and the 

Festival de Pâques d’Aix en Provence. As well as this she was chosen 

to participate in the highly prestigious Seiji Ozawa In ternational 

Academy for two consecutive years. 

She is currently in the middle of her Second Masters Degree, 

specializing in solo playing under the tutelage of Renaud Capuçon.

Raphaëlle Moreau


Raphaëlle Moreau, from a family of musicians started the violin aged

four in the Suzuki system. Showing great promise from a very early 

age, Raphaëlle Moreau played “Oblivion” by Karol Beffa with the 

London Symphony Orchestra in Salle Pleyel. In 2009 she went on to 

take lessons with Professor Pavel Vernikov at the Scoula di Musica di 

Fiesole. In this year she was awarded first prize and the overall grand 

prize at the International Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition. 

At the tender age of 14 she commenced her bachelor degree at the 

prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris under the 

tutelage of Prof.Roland Daugareil. During this time she performed in 

major concerts across Europe including the “San Vito Musico Estate” 

3rd festival where she performed Mozart Violin concerto no.1, 

International Oleg Kagan festival as a soloist with the Georgian 

Chamber Orchestra and a recital at Banque de France, Paris. 

Raphaëlle also participated in masterclasses and academies with 

renowned artists like Salvatore Accardo and Renaud Capuçon.

When receiving her Bachelor degree in 2013 she went on to continue 

her studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with Prof. 

Pavel Vernikov as a Masters student. Playing in Switzerland as a 

soloist accompanied by orchstra she took part in the Sion Festival 

and played with the L’Orchestre de Saint-Maurice. Chosen to 

participate in the “Jeunes Interprètes” program, she performed live 

on Radio France a full recital. She continued to play in major festivals 

(as a chamber musician and solo player) like Festival Perigord Noir, 

Montpellier Radio France, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and the 

Festival de Pâques d’Aix en Provence. As well as this she was chosen 

to participate in the highly prestigious Seiji Ozawa In ternational 

Academy for two consecutive years. 

She is currently in the middle of her Second Masters Degree, 

specializing in solo playing under the tutelage of Renaud Capuçon.

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Julie Hasfjord


Julie Hasfjord is a soprano. She was born in 1992 in Trondheim, and grew up in Malvik. In 2012 she won the annual talent-award in Malvik, and received a grant. She completed high school – music department in 2011, and in 2011/2012, she studied classical singing at Birka folk high school in Sweden. There she participated in a master class with Karen Clift. 

She started playing the trombone when she was 8 years old. In 2009-2011, she played in the band SKA-frika where she was a part of tours, CD-recordings, wind-band seminars etc. Now she often performs with big bands and wind orchestras around Trondheim and Stavanger, both as a singer and trombone player. She is currently studying at the University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance with Bettina Smith, and will finish her bachelor degree in 2016. 

During her studies so far, she has taken part in master classes with Sasja Hunnego, Professor Karl-Peter Kammerlander and Richard Barker. In December, she will also participate in a master class with Roberto Abondanza.

She has also taken part in opera-productions at the university, among others, as Anne/Juliet in Benjamin Britten’s “Let’s Make an Opera/The Little Sweep”. 

In March 2014, she won DMD’s first chamber music contest together with oboist Tuva Hatlelid Mortensen. In September 2014, they performed at the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger. They will also participate in the same festival in 2015, where they will perform in Vienna. 

Julie Hasfjord


Julie Hasfjord is a soprano. She was born in 1992 in Trondheim, and grew up in Malvik. In 2012 she won the annual talent-award in Malvik, and received a grant. She completed high school – music department in 2011, and in 2011/2012, she studied classical singing at Birka folk high school in Sweden. There she participated in a master class with Karen Clift. 

She started playing the trombone when she was 8 years old. In 2009-2011, she played in the band SKA-frika where she was a part of tours, CD-recordings, wind-band seminars etc. Now she often performs with big bands and wind orchestras around Trondheim and Stavanger, both as a singer and trombone player. She is currently studying at the University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance with Bettina Smith, and will finish her bachelor degree in 2016. 

During her studies so far, she has taken part in master classes with Sasja Hunnego, Professor Karl-Peter Kammerlander and Richard Barker. In December, she will also participate in a master class with Roberto Abondanza.

She has also taken part in opera-productions at the university, among others, as Anne/Juliet in Benjamin Britten’s “Let’s Make an Opera/The Little Sweep”. 

In March 2014, she won DMD’s first chamber music contest together with oboist Tuva Hatlelid Mortensen. In September 2014, they performed at the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger. They will also participate in the same festival in 2015, where they will perform in Vienna. 

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Sofya Dudaeva


Sofya Dudaeva was born in Russia, Pyatigorsk, got her first higher musical educationin State Musical College named after Gnesin in Moscow. Later she moved to Norway to study with Gro Sandvik, a former principal flute of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, member of Bergen Woodwind Quintet.

Sofya has a Bachelor Degree in Performance from University in Bergen, Grieg Academy. During her master studies in Bergen, she traveled to Malmö, Sweden to study with Anders Ljungar-Chapelon at Lund University, Music Academy in Malmö.

In 2012 she received Master Degree with honors at UiB, Grieg Academy in Bergen. During her studies Sofya participated in numerous masterclass and festivals, performed for world famous musicians. In 2010 she performed Nielsen Flute Concerto in Tokyo and Bergen with Bergen Youth Orchestra.

During the Summer Opera Academy in 2010 Sofya was awarded ?Ole Bull Talentpris? in collaboration with Den Nye Opera in Bergen. This year she was a soloist with A. Jolivet and J. Kvandal flute concertos in Baku with Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra. Solo recitals, concert tours in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Italy, USA, Azerbaijan.

Sofya is a current member of a woodwind quintet, Ruby Chisel Trio (flute, cello, piano), flute & piano duo with Fidan Aghayeva-Edler. In addition to her active freelance carrier Sofya enjoys teaching very much.

Sofya Dudaeva


Sofya Dudaeva was born in Russia, Pyatigorsk, got her first higher musical educationin State Musical College named after Gnesin in Moscow. Later she moved to Norway to study with Gro Sandvik, a former principal flute of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, member of Bergen Woodwind Quintet.

Sofya has a Bachelor Degree in Performance from University in Bergen, Grieg Academy. During her master studies in Bergen, she traveled to Malmö, Sweden to study with Anders Ljungar-Chapelon at Lund University, Music Academy in Malmö.

In 2012 she received Master Degree with honors at UiB, Grieg Academy in Bergen. During her studies Sofya participated in numerous masterclass and festivals, performed for world famous musicians. In 2010 she performed Nielsen Flute Concerto in Tokyo and Bergen with Bergen Youth Orchestra.

During the Summer Opera Academy in 2010 Sofya was awarded ?Ole Bull Talentpris? in collaboration with Den Nye Opera in Bergen. This year she was a soloist with A. Jolivet and J. Kvandal flute concertos in Baku with Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra. Solo recitals, concert tours in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Italy, USA, Azerbaijan.

Sofya is a current member of a woodwind quintet, Ruby Chisel Trio (flute, cello, piano), flute & piano duo with Fidan Aghayeva-Edler. In addition to her active freelance carrier Sofya enjoys teaching very much.

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Die Tanzgeiger


Over the three decades of musical and life history, the instrumentation, repertoire, and arrangements have changed. And an intimate tie with their own roots and an ear for the new have remained constant. During countless trips through Austria, Europe, and the entire world, their musical language has found understanding everywhere.

Celebrations and festivals, dances, conferences and concerts—opportunities to play have been and remain as plentiful as the many fine reasons to enjoy life. Their performances are powerful, heartfelt, virtuosic, rousing, fiery, gonzo, ever authentic and offered with just the right amount of self-mockery.

Die Tanzgeiger


Over the three decades of musical and life history, the instrumentation, repertoire, and arrangements have changed. And an intimate tie with their own roots and an ear for the new have remained constant. During countless trips through Austria, Europe, and the entire world, their musical language has found understanding everywhere.

Celebrations and festivals, dances, conferences and concerts—opportunities to play have been and remain as plentiful as the many fine reasons to enjoy life. Their performances are powerful, heartfelt, virtuosic, rousing, fiery, gonzo, ever authentic and offered with just the right amount of self-mockery.

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Annamaria Kowalsky


Annamaria Kowalsky began her violin education at the Conservatory of Carinthia in Klagenfurt with Brian Finlayson. In 2006 she started her viola Master Studies at the Conservatory with Brian Finlayson and Helfried Fister, 2007 she continued with Siegfried Führlinger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. From 2010 she studied with Thomas Selditz and Viola d‘amore with Gunter Teuffel, and received her Master Degree in 2014.

Annamaria Kowalsky is winner of several competitions as a soloist and chamber musician. Besides her focus on baroque music and participation in various Viennese baroque ensembles, she is working as a chamber musician and principal viola in various orchestras. She worked with renowned musicians such as Andreas Scholl, Helmut Lachenmann, Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Möst, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Pierre Boulez and Semyon Bychkov.

Besides engagements as a musician she is a sought-after portrait and fine art photographer.

She is currently working on her PhD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Annamaria Kowalsky


Annamaria Kowalsky began her violin education at the Conservatory of Carinthia in Klagenfurt with Brian Finlayson. In 2006 she started her viola Master Studies at the Conservatory with Brian Finlayson and Helfried Fister, 2007 she continued with Siegfried Führlinger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. From 2010 she studied with Thomas Selditz and Viola d‘amore with Gunter Teuffel, and received her Master Degree in 2014.

Annamaria Kowalsky is winner of several competitions as a soloist and chamber musician. Besides her focus on baroque music and participation in various Viennese baroque ensembles, she is working as a chamber musician and principal viola in various orchestras. She worked with renowned musicians such as Andreas Scholl, Helmut Lachenmann, Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Möst, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Pierre Boulez and Semyon Bychkov.

Besides engagements as a musician she is a sought-after portrait and fine art photographer.

She is currently working on her PhD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Ingerine Dahl


Ingerine Dahl was born in Stavanger, Norway.

She started playing the violin at the age of 3 and entered the music conservatory at the age of 13.  After six years of studies with Prof. Veselka (former student of D. Oistrach), she continued her violin studies with Prof. Vitek at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, with Prof. Karafilova at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and with Prof. Ozim/Herzl at the Univärsitet “Mozarteum” in Salzburg.

She finished her Master degree in 2007 at UiS with Prof.
Bjøranger. Ingerine Dahl is a renowned soloist and chamber musician, receiving several high-ranked awards and prices, amongst others the Shell-prize (both as soloist and with her string tri0 Skasei) and SR-banks G9alt scholarship.

Examples of recent chamber music projects include a full concert-series (Stavanger/Brno/Belgrade) and recording of Beethoven´s complete sonatas for violin and piano with Serbian pianist, Milan Rabrenovic and a very successful tour of China with Skasei trio for WU-promotion, both in 2010-2011. Next season she will devote to Schubert´s complete works for violin and piano and Skasei trio is touring in France and Portugal.

She has won prizes in Norwegian and Danish violin-competitions and in chamber music competitions in Switzerland and Italy.

She has recorded a solo cd with Prokofiev, Grieg, Lutoslawsky and Gershwin with the renowned pianist Erling R. Eriksen for Shell and Beethoven and Mozart-trios with Skasei trio for Azzurra Music.

Ingerine Dahl has been engaged as soloist with several Norwegian and Danish orchestras, playing violin-concertos by amongst others Beethoven, Mozart, Bruch, Vivaldi and Piazzolla. In November 2010 she was soloist on tour with SSO and Fabio Biondi.

Skasei trio has toured in Scandinavia, Italy, South-Africa and China with much success.

 

She has participated in masterclasses with amongst others:
Gyorgy Pauk, Eduard Melkus, Dora Schwartzberg, Erich Gruenberg, Levon Chilingirian, Alexander Kerr, Isabelle van Keulen, Christian Tetzlaff, Midori.

Ingerine Dahl


Ingerine Dahl was born in Stavanger, Norway.

She started playing the violin at the age of 3 and entered the music conservatory at the age of 13.  After six years of studies with Prof. Veselka (former student of D. Oistrach), she continued her violin studies with Prof. Vitek at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, with Prof. Karafilova at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and with Prof. Ozim/Herzl at the Univärsitet “Mozarteum” in Salzburg.

She finished her Master degree in 2007 at UiS with Prof.
Bjøranger. Ingerine Dahl is a renowned soloist and chamber musician, receiving several high-ranked awards and prices, amongst others the Shell-prize (both as soloist and with her string tri0 Skasei) and SR-banks G9alt scholarship.

Examples of recent chamber music projects include a full concert-series (Stavanger/Brno/Belgrade) and recording of Beethoven´s complete sonatas for violin and piano with Serbian pianist, Milan Rabrenovic and a very successful tour of China with Skasei trio for WU-promotion, both in 2010-2011. Next season she will devote to Schubert´s complete works for violin and piano and Skasei trio is touring in France and Portugal.

She has won prizes in Norwegian and Danish violin-competitions and in chamber music competitions in Switzerland and Italy.

She has recorded a solo cd with Prokofiev, Grieg, Lutoslawsky and Gershwin with the renowned pianist Erling R. Eriksen for Shell and Beethoven and Mozart-trios with Skasei trio for Azzurra Music.

Ingerine Dahl has been engaged as soloist with several Norwegian and Danish orchestras, playing violin-concertos by amongst others Beethoven, Mozart, Bruch, Vivaldi and Piazzolla. In November 2010 she was soloist on tour with SSO and Fabio Biondi.

Skasei trio has toured in Scandinavia, Italy, South-Africa and China with much success.

 

She has participated in masterclasses with amongst others:
Gyorgy Pauk, Eduard Melkus, Dora Schwartzberg, Erich Gruenberg, Levon Chilingirian, Alexander Kerr, Isabelle van Keulen, Christian Tetzlaff, Midori.

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Janpieter Biesemans


Janpieter Biesemans was born in 1939  in  Vilvoorde (Flanders - Belgium). In 1951 he learned to play the piano in the musicacademy of Vilvoorde, where he developed a love for Chopin. Around 1953 he began composing, at first strongly-influenced by Haydn, till his professor at the Lemmens Highschool Institute declared that it was too early for him to be composing, whereafter Janpieter, discouraged, laid his pen down for a long time.

In 1961 he began his organ studies  at the Antwerp Conservatory. There he was bitten by a love of early music that would result in his founding the “Consortium Antiquum”, an ensemble which would give  more that 500 concerts in 25 countries under his direction.

The last of these concerts was a recording on April 1, 1987 for Flemish TV, with the Ballet van Vlaanderen ( Flanders Ballet founded by Jeanne Brabants). The Consortium Antiquum was a trensd-setter in early renaissance and baroque music, and recorded five LP’s and two CD’s.

In 1980 Janpieter bought a grand piano, and his Nocturne opus 1 soon followed, with his personal musical “Big Bang” as the opening chord. Today his works number over 150.

As a pedagogue Janpieter worked for the Antwerp Conservatory, where he taught solfège (sightsinging) and lead chamber music ensembles. Until 2006 he was director of the Akademie voor Muzische Kunsten (Academy for the Arts), where he strove to inspire (rather than regulate) his teaching staff, and encouraged his school to celebrate with sound, word and dance.

 

Janpieter Biesemans


Janpieter Biesemans was born in 1939  in  Vilvoorde (Flanders - Belgium). In 1951 he learned to play the piano in the musicacademy of Vilvoorde, where he developed a love for Chopin. Around 1953 he began composing, at first strongly-influenced by Haydn, till his professor at the Lemmens Highschool Institute declared that it was too early for him to be composing, whereafter Janpieter, discouraged, laid his pen down for a long time.

In 1961 he began his organ studies  at the Antwerp Conservatory. There he was bitten by a love of early music that would result in his founding the “Consortium Antiquum”, an ensemble which would give  more that 500 concerts in 25 countries under his direction.

The last of these concerts was a recording on April 1, 1987 for Flemish TV, with the Ballet van Vlaanderen ( Flanders Ballet founded by Jeanne Brabants). The Consortium Antiquum was a trensd-setter in early renaissance and baroque music, and recorded five LP’s and two CD’s.

In 1980 Janpieter bought a grand piano, and his Nocturne opus 1 soon followed, with his personal musical “Big Bang” as the opening chord. Today his works number over 150.

As a pedagogue Janpieter worked for the Antwerp Conservatory, where he taught solfège (sightsinging) and lead chamber music ensembles. Until 2006 he was director of the Akademie voor Muzische Kunsten (Academy for the Arts), where he strove to inspire (rather than regulate) his teaching staff, and encouraged his school to celebrate with sound, word and dance.

 

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Jean Pierre Wallez


Soloist, chamber musician, conductor, laureate in the Paganini, Long Thibaud and Geneva competitions, Jean Pierre Wallez has played alongside and conducted prestigious musicians, including Isaac Stern, Mistlav Rostropovitch, Henryk Szeryng, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier, Arto Noras, Maurice Gendron, Jean Pierre Rampal, Maurice André, Pierre Barbizet, Paul Badura-Skoda, Aldo Ciccolini, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, José Van Dam, Jean Philippe Lafond, Gabriel Bacquier, Gundula Janowitz, Kiri Te Kanawa, Pierre Boulez, Georges Prêtre, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta,
Daniel Baremboim,…

Leader of the Ensemble Instrumental de France, in 1978 Jean Pierre Wallez founded the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and has conducted the Orchestre National De Lille, the Orchestre National
des Pays de la Loire, the Orchestre National de Nancy, the Orchestre National de Nice, the Orchestre National d'Auvergne, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Malmo Orchestra, Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Turin's RAI Orchestra, the Radio Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Orchestra, the Berlin RIAS Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Copenhagen Opera Orchestra…

Musical director of Normandy's "Septembre Musical de l'Orne" and "Ensemble" festivals.

Jean Pierre Wallez has composed numerous contemporary works: André Jolivet, Marcel Landowski, Jacques Bondon, Antoine Tisné, Jean Martinon, Jean Louis Florentz…He has recorded with major record labels: ERATO, EMI, CBS and DECCA, with which he earned a gold disc.

Jean Pierre Wallez teaches violin at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (HEM) and has been invited to give concerts and master classes all round the world.

Jean Pierre Wallez has received numerous acknowledgements in his home country, such as Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier des Artes et Lettres and Commandeur du Mérite National.

Jean Pierre Wallez


Soloist, chamber musician, conductor, laureate in the Paganini, Long Thibaud and Geneva competitions, Jean Pierre Wallez has played alongside and conducted prestigious musicians, including Isaac Stern, Mistlav Rostropovitch, Henryk Szeryng, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier, Arto Noras, Maurice Gendron, Jean Pierre Rampal, Maurice André, Pierre Barbizet, Paul Badura-Skoda, Aldo Ciccolini, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, José Van Dam, Jean Philippe Lafond, Gabriel Bacquier, Gundula Janowitz, Kiri Te Kanawa, Pierre Boulez, Georges Prêtre, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta,
Daniel Baremboim,…

Leader of the Ensemble Instrumental de France, in 1978 Jean Pierre Wallez founded the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and has conducted the Orchestre National De Lille, the Orchestre National
des Pays de la Loire, the Orchestre National de Nancy, the Orchestre National de Nice, the Orchestre National d'Auvergne, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Malmo Orchestra, Rome's Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Turin's RAI Orchestra, the Radio Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Orchestra, the Berlin RIAS Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Copenhagen Opera Orchestra…

Musical director of Normandy's "Septembre Musical de l'Orne" and "Ensemble" festivals.

Jean Pierre Wallez has composed numerous contemporary works: André Jolivet, Marcel Landowski, Jacques Bondon, Antoine Tisné, Jean Martinon, Jean Louis Florentz…He has recorded with major record labels: ERATO, EMI, CBS and DECCA, with which he earned a gold disc.

Jean Pierre Wallez teaches violin at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (HEM) and has been invited to give concerts and master classes all round the world.

Jean Pierre Wallez has received numerous acknowledgements in his home country, such as Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier des Artes et Lettres and Commandeur du Mérite National.

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Ståle Kleiberg


Ståle Kleiberg was born in Stavanger in 1958. He lives in Trondheim, where he is professor of music at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His works are often to be found on concert programmes in Norway and abroad. Most of his works are composed to commission, many of them from outstanding orchestras, ensembles and performers. Kleiberg’s music is also well represented on CD, and several of the discs have received outstanding international reviews. 

Kleiberg’s music is characterised by a highly distinctive form of extended tonality and by meticulous attention to coloristic details. This is especially the case in his orchestral works, including his first symphony, The Bell Reef, and his Violin Concerto, both released on two different portrait CDs with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the first in 2003 the second in 2009. 


Ståle Kleiberg has also composed several large-scale vocal works. His acclaimed opera-oratorio David and Bathsheba was premiered in 2008 and in Poland in 2010, while his Requiem – for the victims of Nazi persecution is one of his most frequently performed works. In addition to the parts from the Latin Mass, specially commissioned texts by the Scottish poet and playwright Edwin Morgan are included. The work was performed in Washington National Cathedral on 11 September 2004, i.e. on the Memorial Day for the terrorist attacks on Manhattan and Washington DC. It was broadcast nationally in the US, recorded on CD with Washington National Cathedral’s choir and chamber orchestra, and has since been given many international performances. The Requiem is the principal work in a trilogy of compositions dealing with the same subject matter: the others are the orchestral work Lamento: Cissi Klein in memoriam and the cello concerto Dopo. Dopo was commissioned by the renowned chamber orchestra the Trondheim Soloists, who have taken it abroad on several of their tours, and also recorded it on CD, with their artistic director Øyvind Gimse as soloist. 

Many of Kleiberg’s works have a literary source. Poetic images often give rise to musical associations and these imagined sound worlds may in turn form the basis of the composer’s inspiration. One excellent example of this is the hour-long Rosevinduet (The Rose Window) for narrator, organ and chamber orchestra, first performed in the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim in 1992, and later released on CD with Daniel Harding as conductor.

Ståle Kleiberg


Ståle Kleiberg was born in Stavanger in 1958. He lives in Trondheim, where he is professor of music at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His works are often to be found on concert programmes in Norway and abroad. Most of his works are composed to commission, many of them from outstanding orchestras, ensembles and performers. Kleiberg’s music is also well represented on CD, and several of the discs have received outstanding international reviews. 

Kleiberg’s music is characterised by a highly distinctive form of extended tonality and by meticulous attention to coloristic details. This is especially the case in his orchestral works, including his first symphony, The Bell Reef, and his Violin Concerto, both released on two different portrait CDs with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the first in 2003 the second in 2009. 


Ståle Kleiberg has also composed several large-scale vocal works. His acclaimed opera-oratorio David and Bathsheba was premiered in 2008 and in Poland in 2010, while his Requiem – for the victims of Nazi persecution is one of his most frequently performed works. In addition to the parts from the Latin Mass, specially commissioned texts by the Scottish poet and playwright Edwin Morgan are included. The work was performed in Washington National Cathedral on 11 September 2004, i.e. on the Memorial Day for the terrorist attacks on Manhattan and Washington DC. It was broadcast nationally in the US, recorded on CD with Washington National Cathedral’s choir and chamber orchestra, and has since been given many international performances. The Requiem is the principal work in a trilogy of compositions dealing with the same subject matter: the others are the orchestral work Lamento: Cissi Klein in memoriam and the cello concerto Dopo. Dopo was commissioned by the renowned chamber orchestra the Trondheim Soloists, who have taken it abroad on several of their tours, and also recorded it on CD, with their artistic director Øyvind Gimse as soloist. 

Many of Kleiberg’s works have a literary source. Poetic images often give rise to musical associations and these imagined sound worlds may in turn form the basis of the composer’s inspiration. One excellent example of this is the hour-long Rosevinduet (The Rose Window) for narrator, organ and chamber orchestra, first performed in the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim in 1992, and later released on CD with Daniel Harding as conductor.

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Edmundas Lapenas


Edmundas Lapenas (born 1984) is a Lithuanian pianist currently living in Oslo, Norway. As a musician, Lapenas is greatly inspired by his mentor Valentina Berman.

Lapenas was born in Kretinga, Lithuania, where he began to play the piano at the age of 5. His father, also a musician, encouraged both his children to play the piano. At the age of 8, Lapenas attended his first International Balys Dvarionas competition in Lithuania, where he received the highest award, Laureate (1992). After the competition he performed at the concert hall of the Vilnius Philharmonic.

Lapenas also competed in several countries, and at the age of 10, he won second place in Berlingske Tidende International Pianists Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. At this time, Lapenas studied at Klaipėda E. Balsys Art School with V. Potjenko. He has received Laureates and diplomas in many competitions since the age of 9, and in 2000 won the National Z. Fibich Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has also participated several times in the festival Skambanti banga in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

At the age of 13, he participated in Young Pianists Festival Kaunas 97, and from this festival he was selected to perform his Schubert Impromptu No. 2 in E-flat major at the main stage of the Vilnius Philharmonics for a live national television broadcast. The following year, Lapenas performed Mendelssohn Capriccio brilliant Op. 22 with Minor Lithuania Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 16, Lapenas moved to study with Professor Liucija Drasutienė at Vilnius M.K. iurlionis National Art School. With L. Drasutienė, Lapenas learned the discipline and technical skills needed to continue his development as a pianist. In 2004, he studied at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius. The following year, he moved to Oslo, Norway, to study with Professor Jiří Hlinka at Barratt-Due Music Institute. In 2009, he completed his studies as a solo pianist.

In 2005, Lapenas performed Grieg piano concerto with Kaunas Philharmonic, conducted by Pavel Berman. And in 2009, he performed Halvdan Cleve second piano concerto with Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, and the distinguished conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius.

From the age of 15, Lapenas attended master classes with Lazar and Valentina Berman in Klaipėda, Lithuania. And from the age of 21, he has traveled regularly to Florence, Italy, to work with Valentina Berman. Lapenas has performed in Norway, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, England, and Spain.

Edmundas Lapenas


Edmundas Lapenas (born 1984) is a Lithuanian pianist currently living in Oslo, Norway. As a musician, Lapenas is greatly inspired by his mentor Valentina Berman.

Lapenas was born in Kretinga, Lithuania, where he began to play the piano at the age of 5. His father, also a musician, encouraged both his children to play the piano. At the age of 8, Lapenas attended his first International Balys Dvarionas competition in Lithuania, where he received the highest award, Laureate (1992). After the competition he performed at the concert hall of the Vilnius Philharmonic.

Lapenas also competed in several countries, and at the age of 10, he won second place in Berlingske Tidende International Pianists Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. At this time, Lapenas studied at Klaipėda E. Balsys Art School with V. Potjenko. He has received Laureates and diplomas in many competitions since the age of 9, and in 2000 won the National Z. Fibich Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has also participated several times in the festival Skambanti banga in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

At the age of 13, he participated in Young Pianists Festival Kaunas 97, and from this festival he was selected to perform his Schubert Impromptu No. 2 in E-flat major at the main stage of the Vilnius Philharmonics for a live national television broadcast. The following year, Lapenas performed Mendelssohn Capriccio brilliant Op. 22 with Minor Lithuania Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 16, Lapenas moved to study with Professor Liucija Drasutienė at Vilnius M.K. iurlionis National Art School. With L. Drasutienė, Lapenas learned the discipline and technical skills needed to continue his development as a pianist. In 2004, he studied at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius. The following year, he moved to Oslo, Norway, to study with Professor Jiří Hlinka at Barratt-Due Music Institute. In 2009, he completed his studies as a solo pianist.

In 2005, Lapenas performed Grieg piano concerto with Kaunas Philharmonic, conducted by Pavel Berman. And in 2009, he performed Halvdan Cleve second piano concerto with Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, and the distinguished conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius.

From the age of 15, Lapenas attended master classes with Lazar and Valentina Berman in Klaipėda, Lithuania. And from the age of 21, he has traveled regularly to Florence, Italy, to work with Valentina Berman. Lapenas has performed in Norway, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, England, and Spain.

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Laurens Weinhold


Laurens Weinhold is a Norwegian award-winning violinist and one of the best Scandinavian violinists in his generation. He has won first prizes in the National Norwegian Youth Music Competition, Sparre Olsen Competition andthe DNB National Soloist Competition 2014 Fjord Cadenza. Weinhold has received numerous grants, awards and international scholarships.

 

Weinhold has performed at several international festivals, including the ICMF, Fartein Valen Festival, Summit Music Festival, Casalmaggiore Festival, NYCMF, Mozarteum Salzburg, Klara Festival and Norwegian Organ Festival, in the latter two, in collaboration with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Klara.

He has played in Fartein Valen hall in the Stavanger Concert Hall, the Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussels) and the Musikverein. Weinhold has been a soloist with Brussels Chamber Orchestra, 1B1,  Sandnes Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Young Masters Orchestra. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 he has been a soloist with the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rune Bergmann, „one of the most talented Scandinavian conductors.“ Weinhold is an experienced chamber musician he has played with, among others, Jakob Koranyi, Erling R. Eriksen, Sveinung Bjelland, Markus Schirmer and Anton Sorokow.

 

For his efforts in cultural life, Weinhold has been awarded culture scholarship from both Stavanger and Rogaland County Council. He has received the ‘Kulturbonus’ from Rogaland Avis, the ‘G9alt’ talent scholarship, the ‘Shell Prize scholarship’ and was the winner of Sandnes Sparebank’s Music Prize. He has also received a grant from Culture Carinthia for chamber music projects with soloists from the Vienna Philharmonic.

 

Weinhold is interested in contemporary music and has premiered works by both Janpieter Biesemans and Ståle Kleiberg. In addition to classical music, Weinhold is interested in Folk Music and has studied several years with Dr. Rudolph Pietsch. In addition to this he is a skilled player of the Norwegian fiddle (Hardanger fiddle) which he studied with renowned fiddle player Gunnar Stubseid.

Weinhold studied with Isaac Schuldman, professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Frantisek Veselka and Jean-Pierre Wallez. Weinhold completed his studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In Vienna he studied with Dora Schwarzberg and Anton Sorokow. During the past five years he has also had master classes with Pierre Amoyal, Aaron Rosand, Benjamin Schmid and Akiko Suwanai.

 

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Laurens Weinhold


Laurens Weinhold is a Norwegian award-winning violinist and one of the best Scandinavian violinists in his generation. He has won first prizes in the National Norwegian Youth Music Competition, Sparre Olsen Competition andthe DNB National Soloist Competition 2014 Fjord Cadenza. Weinhold has received numerous grants, awards and international scholarships.

 

Weinhold has performed at several international festivals, including the ICMF, Fartein Valen Festival, Summit Music Festival, Casalmaggiore Festival, NYCMF, Mozarteum Salzburg, Klara Festival and Norwegian Organ Festival, in the latter two, in collaboration with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Klara.

He has played in Fartein Valen hall in the Stavanger Concert Hall, the Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussels) and the Musikverein. Weinhold has been a soloist with Brussels Chamber Orchestra, 1B1,  Sandnes Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Young Masters Orchestra. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 he has been a soloist with the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rune Bergmann, „one of the most talented Scandinavian conductors.“ Weinhold is an experienced chamber musician he has played with, among others, Jakob Koranyi, Erling R. Eriksen, Sveinung Bjelland, Markus Schirmer and Anton Sorokow.

 

For his efforts in cultural life, Weinhold has been awarded culture scholarship from both Stavanger and Rogaland County Council. He has received the ‘Kulturbonus’ from Rogaland Avis, the ‘G9alt’ talent scholarship, the ‘Shell Prize scholarship’ and was the winner of Sandnes Sparebank’s Music Prize. He has also received a grant from Culture Carinthia for chamber music projects with soloists from the Vienna Philharmonic.

 

Weinhold is interested in contemporary music and has premiered works by both Janpieter Biesemans and Ståle Kleiberg. In addition to classical music, Weinhold is interested in Folk Music and has studied several years with Dr. Rudolph Pietsch. In addition to this he is a skilled player of the Norwegian fiddle (Hardanger fiddle) which he studied with renowned fiddle player Gunnar Stubseid.

Weinhold studied with Isaac Schuldman, professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Frantisek Veselka and Jean-Pierre Wallez. Weinhold completed his studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In Vienna he studied with Dora Schwarzberg and Anton Sorokow. During the past five years he has also had master classes with Pierre Amoyal, Aaron Rosand, Benjamin Schmid and Akiko Suwanai.

 

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Lars Rosvoll


Lars Rosvoll er frå Lærdal i Sogn, og har utøvande musikkutdanning frå

Noreg, Brasil og Tyskland. Som student vann han fleire prisar i

internasjonale konkurransar, mellom anna førsteprisar i ”International

Guitar Competition in Gevelsberg” (Tyskland) og “Sholin Guitar Competition”

(USA).  Han har også helde prestisjetunge stipend som Fulbright og

RWE-Stiftung award. Frå 2007–2012 tok Lars doktorgrad i klassisk gitar og

musikkteori ved University of Arizona, der han også underviste

bachelorstudentar i klassisk gitar.  I tillegg til utøvande og pedagogisk

verksemd er Lars er styreleiar og organisator av Norsk Gitarfestival som

finn stad på Toneheim folkehøgskole kvart år.

Lars Rosvoll


Lars Rosvoll er frå Lærdal i Sogn, og har utøvande musikkutdanning frå

Noreg, Brasil og Tyskland. Som student vann han fleire prisar i

internasjonale konkurransar, mellom anna førsteprisar i ”International

Guitar Competition in Gevelsberg” (Tyskland) og “Sholin Guitar Competition”

(USA).  Han har også helde prestisjetunge stipend som Fulbright og

RWE-Stiftung award. Frå 2007–2012 tok Lars doktorgrad i klassisk gitar og

musikkteori ved University of Arizona, der han også underviste

bachelorstudentar i klassisk gitar.  I tillegg til utøvande og pedagogisk

verksemd er Lars er styreleiar og organisator av Norsk Gitarfestival som

finn stad på Toneheim folkehøgskole kvart år.

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Mark Drews


Mark Drews is director of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger, on Norway’s southwest coast. He began his professional recording career in 1983 recording classical music and jazz for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. From 1984 thru 1995, he was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and was an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. He is author of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.

Drews has recorded thousands of concerts and other music performances in the United States and Norway for radio and commercial release. He also has designed and installed a variety of audio facilities for music recording and sound for picture.

In addition, he’s had a senior Fulbright research fellowship to Norway, an audio research residency at the Banff Centre’s music and sound department in Canada and an international visiting scholar position at the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

Drews has been involved with AES student activities for years having been on the first panel of judges at the Amsterdam convention in 1998 and several others since then.  

An advocate for the support and advancement of audio education, Mark is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. He also is a board member of the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound.

In his spare time, he is busy with family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic, he is musically active as bassist in the Stavanger Big Band. Just by coincidence, his wife’s name is Tone.

Mark Drews


Mark Drews is director of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger, on Norway’s southwest coast. He began his professional recording career in 1983 recording classical music and jazz for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. From 1984 thru 1995, he was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and was an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. He is author of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.

Drews has recorded thousands of concerts and other music performances in the United States and Norway for radio and commercial release. He also has designed and installed a variety of audio facilities for music recording and sound for picture.

In addition, he’s had a senior Fulbright research fellowship to Norway, an audio research residency at the Banff Centre’s music and sound department in Canada and an international visiting scholar position at the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

Drews has been involved with AES student activities for years having been on the first panel of judges at the Amsterdam convention in 1998 and several others since then.  

An advocate for the support and advancement of audio education, Mark is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. He also is a board member of the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound.

In his spare time, he is busy with family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic, he is musically active as bassist in the Stavanger Big Band. Just by coincidence, his wife’s name is Tone.

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Daniel Röhm


Der 1974 in Böblingen geborene Pianist Daniel Röhm zeigte bereits im

frühen Kindesalter eine außergewöhnliche musikalische Begabung.

Seine pianistische Ausbildung begann er bereits während der

Schulzeit bei dem renommierten Klavierpädagogen Paul Buck in

Stuttgart.

Von 1995 bis 2002 folgte ein Klavierstudium an der

Musikhochschule Lübeck bei Konrad Elser. Das Solistenexamen in der

Meisterklasse von Gerhard Oppitz in München, welches er im Sommer

2004 absolvierte, sowie zahlreiche Meisterkurse runden seine

Ausbildung ab.

Daniel Röhm war Preisträger mehrerer nationaler

und internationaler Wettbewerbe. Schon während der Schulzeit war er

erster Bundessieger in der Kategorie „Solowertung“ beim

Wettbewerb „Jugend musiziert“. Es folgten Preise beim

Internationalen Franz Liszt Wettbewerb in Weimar, dem Wartburg

Klavierwettbewerb Eisenach, dem Internationalen Klavierwettbewerb

„Maria Canals“ in Barcelona, dem Klavierwettbewerb „Lions Clubs

international“, und dem Possehl-Wettbewerb Lübeck.

Außerdem erhielt er den Preis der „Mozart-Stiftung Stuttgart“ sowie

zweimal den Preis des „Deutschen Tonkünstlerverbandes

Baden-Württemberg. Zudem war Daniel Röhm Stipendiat der

„Marie-Luise Imbusch Stiftung“, des Richard-Wagner-Verbandes, der

„Jürgen Ponto Stiftung“ sowie der „Friedrich Jürgen

Sellheim-Stiftung“ Hannover.

Konzertengagements mit verschiedenen Kammer- und Sinfonieorchestern, sowie Einladungen zu Klavierrezitals im In- und Ausland führten ihn durch große Teile

Europas bis nach Fernost. Als Solist trat Röhm mit den Stuttgarter

Philharmonikern, den Bergischen Symphonikern, der Staatskapelle

Weimar, den Baden-Badener Philharmonikern, der Nordwestdeutschen

Philharmonie , dem Heilbronner Symphonieorchester, der

Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen, dem Warschauer

Symphonieorchester, dem Symphonieorchester Banatul, dem

Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn, dem Südwestdeutschen

Kammerorchester, der Sinfonietta Köln sowie dem

Suk-Chamber-Orchestra auf und arbeitete unter anderen mit Dirigenten

wie Ruben Gazarian, Jac van Steen, Gabriel Feltz, Alastair

Willis, Christoph Müller, Cornelius Frowein, Pavel Baleff und Gheorghe Costin.

 

In der deutschen Musikszene sorgte er im Mai 2005 für Aufsehen, als er

innerhalb von 5 Stunden in einem Konzert mit der „Staatskapelle

Weimar“ unter Jac van Steen mit dem 2. Klavierkonzert von Johannes

Brahms einsprang.

Rundfunk- und Fernsehaufnahmen führten Röhm

zu Sendern wie dem NDR, SWR, SWF, Deutschlandradio Berlin und

Bayrischen Rundfunk.

 

Ein besonderes Augenmerk legt Daniel Röhm auf seltener gespieltes

Repertoire, wie auf seiner dritten Soloeinspielung, die 2014 beim

Label cpo erscheint und Werke des ungarischen Komponisten Ernst von

Dohnányi beinhaltet.

2013 und 2014 wird sich Daniel Röhm dem Brahmszeitgenossen Theodor

Kirchner annehmen und beim Deutschlandradio Berlin sowie beim SWR

eine Vielzahl seiner fast vergessenen Werke aufnehmen.

Im Juni 2009 spielte er mit der Staatskapelle Weimar Dohnányis

"Variationen über ein Kinderlied" und mit den Stuttgarter

Philharmonikern im Dezember 2008 die Bearbeitung von Smetanas

Klavierwerk „Macbeth und die Hexen“ von Jarmil Burghauser.

Daniel Röhm war der erste

deutsche Pianist, der das 3. Klavierkonzert von Pancho

Vladigerov aufführte und war Solist bei der deutschen Erstaufführung des 2.

Klavierkonzertes von Selim Palmgren.

Seine Debut-CD beim Label Genuin mit späten Klaviersonaten von F. Schubert

(c -moll; A-Dur) wurde mit dem SUPERSONIC-AWARD ausgezeichnet. Röhms

breites Repertoire reicht von der Barockzeit bis in die Gegenwart.

 

Neben seiner solistischen Tätigkeit widmet er sich intensiv der

Kammermusik in unterschiedlichen Besetzungen.Gefragte

Solisten wie die  Cellisten Daniel Müller-Schott , Julian Steckel

und Wen-Sinn Yang gehören zu seinen Kammermusik Partnern.

Mit dem Violinisten Daniel Röhn arbeitet Daniel Röhm seit dem Jahr 2008

eng zusammen. So kamen in dieser Besetzung beispielsweise sämtliche

Sonaten von Mozart und Beethoven zur Aufführung.

 

 

 

 

In der Saison 2012/13 wird Daniel Röhm unter anderem Klavierkonzerte

von Liszt (Malédiction, Totentanz, Klavierkonzert Nr.2) und

Beethoven (4. Konzert und Chorfantasie) sowie das Klavierkonzert von

Benjamin Britten und das 2. Klavierkonzert von Johannes Brahms zur

Aufführung bringen. Auftritte im Beethovenhaus Bonn und eine große

China Tourné mit dem Violinisten Daniel Röhn werden zusätzlich

Höhepunkte dieser Saison.

Im Frühjahr 2009 ging er zusammen mit dem Pianisten Alfredo Perl ins

Studio beim SWR Stuttgart, um in vierhändiger Besetzung zu

produzieren.( Beethoven: Große Fuge op.134; Schubert: Lebensstürme

u.a.)

 

Seit dem Sommersemester 2008 lehrt Daniel Röhm an der Hochschule für

Musik „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar im Hauptfach Klavier.

 

Im Frühjahr 2013 folgt Daniel Röhm dem Ruf einer Gastprofessur an die

Universität in Pyeontaek in Südkorea.

Im Wintersemester 2013 unterrichtete er eine Meisterkursklasse an der Yonsei Universität Seoul.

Im Sommersemester 2014 folgte Daniel Röhm dem Ruf einer ordentlichen

Professur an die Universität Stavanger, Norwegen.

Studenten von Daniel errangen Preise bei nationalen und internationalen

Wettbewerben.

Daniel Röhm


Der 1974 in Böblingen geborene Pianist Daniel Röhm zeigte bereits im

frühen Kindesalter eine außergewöhnliche musikalische Begabung.

Seine pianistische Ausbildung begann er bereits während der

Schulzeit bei dem renommierten Klavierpädagogen Paul Buck in

Stuttgart.

Von 1995 bis 2002 folgte ein Klavierstudium an der

Musikhochschule Lübeck bei Konrad Elser. Das Solistenexamen in der

Meisterklasse von Gerhard Oppitz in München, welches er im Sommer

2004 absolvierte, sowie zahlreiche Meisterkurse runden seine

Ausbildung ab.

Daniel Röhm war Preisträger mehrerer nationaler

und internationaler Wettbewerbe. Schon während der Schulzeit war er

erster Bundessieger in der Kategorie „Solowertung“ beim

Wettbewerb „Jugend musiziert“. Es folgten Preise beim

Internationalen Franz Liszt Wettbewerb in Weimar, dem Wartburg

Klavierwettbewerb Eisenach, dem Internationalen Klavierwettbewerb

„Maria Canals“ in Barcelona, dem Klavierwettbewerb „Lions Clubs

international“, und dem Possehl-Wettbewerb Lübeck.

Außerdem erhielt er den Preis der „Mozart-Stiftung Stuttgart“ sowie

zweimal den Preis des „Deutschen Tonkünstlerverbandes

Baden-Württemberg. Zudem war Daniel Röhm Stipendiat der

„Marie-Luise Imbusch Stiftung“, des Richard-Wagner-Verbandes, der

„Jürgen Ponto Stiftung“ sowie der „Friedrich Jürgen

Sellheim-Stiftung“ Hannover.

Konzertengagements mit verschiedenen Kammer- und Sinfonieorchestern, sowie Einladungen zu Klavierrezitals im In- und Ausland führten ihn durch große Teile

Europas bis nach Fernost. Als Solist trat Röhm mit den Stuttgarter

Philharmonikern, den Bergischen Symphonikern, der Staatskapelle

Weimar, den Baden-Badener Philharmonikern, der Nordwestdeutschen

Philharmonie , dem Heilbronner Symphonieorchester, der

Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen, dem Warschauer

Symphonieorchester, dem Symphonieorchester Banatul, dem

Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn, dem Südwestdeutschen

Kammerorchester, der Sinfonietta Köln sowie dem

Suk-Chamber-Orchestra auf und arbeitete unter anderen mit Dirigenten

wie Ruben Gazarian, Jac van Steen, Gabriel Feltz, Alastair

Willis, Christoph Müller, Cornelius Frowein, Pavel Baleff und Gheorghe Costin.

 

In der deutschen Musikszene sorgte er im Mai 2005 für Aufsehen, als er

innerhalb von 5 Stunden in einem Konzert mit der „Staatskapelle

Weimar“ unter Jac van Steen mit dem 2. Klavierkonzert von Johannes

Brahms einsprang.

Rundfunk- und Fernsehaufnahmen führten Röhm

zu Sendern wie dem NDR, SWR, SWF, Deutschlandradio Berlin und

Bayrischen Rundfunk.

 

Ein besonderes Augenmerk legt Daniel Röhm auf seltener gespieltes

Repertoire, wie auf seiner dritten Soloeinspielung, die 2014 beim

Label cpo erscheint und Werke des ungarischen Komponisten Ernst von

Dohnányi beinhaltet.

2013 und 2014 wird sich Daniel Röhm dem Brahmszeitgenossen Theodor

Kirchner annehmen und beim Deutschlandradio Berlin sowie beim SWR

eine Vielzahl seiner fast vergessenen Werke aufnehmen.

Im Juni 2009 spielte er mit der Staatskapelle Weimar Dohnányis

"Variationen über ein Kinderlied" und mit den Stuttgarter

Philharmonikern im Dezember 2008 die Bearbeitung von Smetanas

Klavierwerk „Macbeth und die Hexen“ von Jarmil Burghauser.

Daniel Röhm war der erste

deutsche Pianist, der das 3. Klavierkonzert von Pancho

Vladigerov aufführte und war Solist bei der deutschen Erstaufführung des 2.

Klavierkonzertes von Selim Palmgren.

Seine Debut-CD beim Label Genuin mit späten Klaviersonaten von F. Schubert

(c -moll; A-Dur) wurde mit dem SUPERSONIC-AWARD ausgezeichnet. Röhms

breites Repertoire reicht von der Barockzeit bis in die Gegenwart.

 

Neben seiner solistischen Tätigkeit widmet er sich intensiv der

Kammermusik in unterschiedlichen Besetzungen.Gefragte

Solisten wie die  Cellisten Daniel Müller-Schott , Julian Steckel

und Wen-Sinn Yang gehören zu seinen Kammermusik Partnern.

Mit dem Violinisten Daniel Röhn arbeitet Daniel Röhm seit dem Jahr 2008

eng zusammen. So kamen in dieser Besetzung beispielsweise sämtliche

Sonaten von Mozart und Beethoven zur Aufführung.

 

 

 

 

In der Saison 2012/13 wird Daniel Röhm unter anderem Klavierkonzerte

von Liszt (Malédiction, Totentanz, Klavierkonzert Nr.2) und

Beethoven (4. Konzert und Chorfantasie) sowie das Klavierkonzert von

Benjamin Britten und das 2. Klavierkonzert von Johannes Brahms zur

Aufführung bringen. Auftritte im Beethovenhaus Bonn und eine große

China Tourné mit dem Violinisten Daniel Röhn werden zusätzlich

Höhepunkte dieser Saison.

Im Frühjahr 2009 ging er zusammen mit dem Pianisten Alfredo Perl ins

Studio beim SWR Stuttgart, um in vierhändiger Besetzung zu

produzieren.( Beethoven: Große Fuge op.134; Schubert: Lebensstürme

u.a.)

 

Seit dem Sommersemester 2008 lehrt Daniel Röhm an der Hochschule für

Musik „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar im Hauptfach Klavier.

 

Im Frühjahr 2013 folgt Daniel Röhm dem Ruf einer Gastprofessur an die

Universität in Pyeontaek in Südkorea.

Im Wintersemester 2013 unterrichtete er eine Meisterkursklasse an der Yonsei Universität Seoul.

Im Sommersemester 2014 folgte Daniel Röhm dem Ruf einer ordentlichen

Professur an die Universität Stavanger, Norwegen.

Studenten von Daniel errangen Preise bei nationalen und internationalen

Wettbewerben.

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Marthe Grimsrud Husum


Violist Marthe Grimsrud Husum (Viola) was born in Tønsberg, Norway in 1991.In high school and at The Norwegian Academy of Music, she studied with Prof. Morten Carlsen, then in Berlin at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Prof. Walter Küssner. Now, she just graduated from New England Conservatory with Prof. Kim Kashkashian as her teacher. Her passion is orchestra and chamber music. To mention a few she has attended Encurentro de Musica de Santander, Prussia Cove, the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival Orchestra. She is also substituting in different professional Orchestras. To mention some: Berliner Philharmoniker, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and as «Akademist» in Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Since 2008 she has also been a member of the new chamber orchestra in Norway – Ensemble Allegria. With this orchestra, she recorded Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in 2015, and performed it this spring at "Sentralen" in Oslo.

Marthe Grimsrud Husum


Violist Marthe Grimsrud Husum (Viola) was born in Tønsberg, Norway in 1991.In high school and at The Norwegian Academy of Music, she studied with Prof. Morten Carlsen, then in Berlin at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Prof. Walter Küssner. Now, she just graduated from New England Conservatory with Prof. Kim Kashkashian as her teacher. Her passion is orchestra and chamber music. To mention a few she has attended Encurentro de Musica de Santander, Prussia Cove, the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival Orchestra. She is also substituting in different professional Orchestras. To mention some: Berliner Philharmoniker, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and as «Akademist» in Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Since 2008 she has also been a member of the new chamber orchestra in Norway – Ensemble Allegria. With this orchestra, she recorded Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in 2015, and performed it this spring at "Sentralen" in Oslo.

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Mainzer Virtuosi


The Mainzer Virtuosi is a young chamber orchestra ensemble founded in 2007 and based in the Rhineland of Germany. The orchestra is comprised of top young players from Europe, North America and Asia.

The soloists performing with the orchestra are often drawn from the orchestra itself, and this produces a very collegiate and unique environment, and inspires both the players and audiences. Their repertoire ranges from Bach, Haydn and Mozart to Schnittke, Paert, and Britten. The orchestra normally plays without conductor, but for modern or larger works, invites conductors such as Ben Gernon, ( Dudamel Fellow and Salzburg Nestle International Competition first prize winner), Achim Fiedler ( Festival Strings Luzern), Christian Weidt, among others.

Since its founding, the ensemble has received international acclaim for its dynamic, serious and dedicated performances of outstanding quality, and for its innovative programming. The ensemble has, in such a short time, achieved an international reputation, serving as the Orchestra-in-Residence of the MING Connection Mainz; at Norfolk Concerts in England; and at the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy. They have been invited to perform at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, several times. They gave their London debut in Cadogan Hall in 2013 with the help of a British sponsor and the Yellow Car Trust. In addition, the orchestra have toured Italy, Germany, Austria, and England extensively to critical acclaim. Performances have been broadcast live in Italy, and garnered attention across Italy, resulting in performances in Tuscany. The Lake Como Academy has now formed a collaboration to bring their top pianists together with the Mainzer Virtuosi. This year will mark the first tour of China.

The ensemble has a particular focus on new music and newly discovered repertoire. Their very first commercial CD on the Sheva label, including the premiere of Peter Seabourne’s violin concerto amongst other modern works, garnered favorable reviews from Neue Musik Zeitung as well as Gramophone Magazine. They have recorded Herbert Nobis’ Divertimento Hommage a Vivaldi for CD which included quartets by the composer performed by the Cherubini and Auryn Quartets. Works have been written for the ensemble by Peter Seabourne, Xiao Ou Hu and Hans Kunstovny. Musical impulses have come from these composers,from Lutz Dreyer, and also from violist Roger Chase who brings to the ensemble his performance expertise in the area of modern British music.

The work with Ton Koopman, Andreas Scholl, Michael Hofstetter and Felix Koch, through the Barock Vokal program at the Hochschule in Mainz has also given members of the ensemble extensive experience in historical performance practise. The collaboration with Felix Koch has led to the recording of a second CD with the 8 seasons from Vivaldi and Piazzolla released 2014, and to critical acclaim from Das Orchester.

The members are also dedicated to outreach programs, bringing new music to schools. So far, they have reached 11 schools in the Norfolk, England area. In Germany, they mentor an even younger ensemble, the Young Mozart Players, resulting in concerts each year with them in the beautiful Kurhaus in Wiesbaden. Four members of the ensemble form the Arte Viva Quartet which are involved in outreach programs in the Wiesbaden area.

Under the artistic direction of Prof. Anne Shih, who founded the ensemble in 2007, the Mainzer Virtuosi is being widely recognized as a very unique young ensemble, who has performed or will perform with many outstanding soloists such as Anne Sophie Dauenhauer, William Youn, Maximilian Hornung, Georgy Tchaidze, Andrey Pisarev, Borealis Quartet, Emil Rovner, Roger Chase, Nai Yuan Hu, Giacomo Battarino, Lucia Hall, Pavel Kolesnikov, Nahuel Clerici, Andreas Eggertsberger, and Ingmar Lazar.

Mainzer Virtuosi


The Mainzer Virtuosi is a young chamber orchestra ensemble founded in 2007 and based in the Rhineland of Germany. The orchestra is comprised of top young players from Europe, North America and Asia.

The soloists performing with the orchestra are often drawn from the orchestra itself, and this produces a very collegiate and unique environment, and inspires both the players and audiences. Their repertoire ranges from Bach, Haydn and Mozart to Schnittke, Paert, and Britten. The orchestra normally plays without conductor, but for modern or larger works, invites conductors such as Ben Gernon, ( Dudamel Fellow and Salzburg Nestle International Competition first prize winner), Achim Fiedler ( Festival Strings Luzern), Christian Weidt, among others.

Since its founding, the ensemble has received international acclaim for its dynamic, serious and dedicated performances of outstanding quality, and for its innovative programming. The ensemble has, in such a short time, achieved an international reputation, serving as the Orchestra-in-Residence of the MING Connection Mainz; at Norfolk Concerts in England; and at the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy. They have been invited to perform at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, several times. They gave their London debut in Cadogan Hall in 2013 with the help of a British sponsor and the Yellow Car Trust. In addition, the orchestra have toured Italy, Germany, Austria, and England extensively to critical acclaim. Performances have been broadcast live in Italy, and garnered attention across Italy, resulting in performances in Tuscany. The Lake Como Academy has now formed a collaboration to bring their top pianists together with the Mainzer Virtuosi. This year will mark the first tour of China.

The ensemble has a particular focus on new music and newly discovered repertoire. Their very first commercial CD on the Sheva label, including the premiere of Peter Seabourne’s violin concerto amongst other modern works, garnered favorable reviews from Neue Musik Zeitung as well as Gramophone Magazine. They have recorded Herbert Nobis’ Divertimento Hommage a Vivaldi for CD which included quartets by the composer performed by the Cherubini and Auryn Quartets. Works have been written for the ensemble by Peter Seabourne, Xiao Ou Hu and Hans Kunstovny. Musical impulses have come from these composers,from Lutz Dreyer, and also from violist Roger Chase who brings to the ensemble his performance expertise in the area of modern British music.

The work with Ton Koopman, Andreas Scholl, Michael Hofstetter and Felix Koch, through the Barock Vokal program at the Hochschule in Mainz has also given members of the ensemble extensive experience in historical performance practise. The collaboration with Felix Koch has led to the recording of a second CD with the 8 seasons from Vivaldi and Piazzolla released 2014, and to critical acclaim from Das Orchester.

The members are also dedicated to outreach programs, bringing new music to schools. So far, they have reached 11 schools in the Norfolk, England area. In Germany, they mentor an even younger ensemble, the Young Mozart Players, resulting in concerts each year with them in the beautiful Kurhaus in Wiesbaden. Four members of the ensemble form the Arte Viva Quartet which are involved in outreach programs in the Wiesbaden area.

Under the artistic direction of Prof. Anne Shih, who founded the ensemble in 2007, the Mainzer Virtuosi is being widely recognized as a very unique young ensemble, who has performed or will perform with many outstanding soloists such as Anne Sophie Dauenhauer, William Youn, Maximilian Hornung, Georgy Tchaidze, Andrey Pisarev, Borealis Quartet, Emil Rovner, Roger Chase, Nai Yuan Hu, Giacomo Battarino, Lucia Hall, Pavel Kolesnikov, Nahuel Clerici, Andreas Eggertsberger, and Ingmar Lazar.

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Ann-Beth Solvang


After being a member of the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg from 2006-08, Ann-Beth Solvang became a member of the ensemble of this company in 2008 and has interpreted parts like Hänsel/"Hänsel und Gretel", Cherubino/"Le Nozze di Figaro", Diana/"La Calisto", Diane/"Iphigénie en Tauride", Mercédès/"Carmen", Annina/"La Traviata" and Bersi/"Andrea Chenier". In 2008 she sang Flosshilde in "Rheingold" and "Götterdämmerung" and Grimgerde/ "Walküre" in the new production of the "Der Ring des Nibelungen" with Simone Young and Claus Guth. Ann-Beth also sang Miss Betty in the new opera «Le Bal» by Oscar Strasnoy at its world premiere in Hamburg 2010. In June 2011 she will do Silla in the new production of "Palestrina".

Other roles includes Mercédès/"Carmen" with the Norwegian National Opera Oslo on tour, Ernesto/"Il mondo della luna" and Unulfo/"Rodelinda" with the baroque orchestra La Cetra, Page/"Salome" in a co-production with Teatr Wielki in Warszaw and Opera Vest in Bergen. In 2007 she sang Blumenmädchen/"Parsifal" at the Bayerische Staatsoper München (with Kent Nagano) and Grimgerde/"Walküre" at the Opera in Zürich. In summer 2010 she made her debut at the "Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik" as Argene in Pergolesi´s "L`Olimpiade" (with Alessandro De Marchi), the live-recording of this production is available at Sony Classical/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. In February 2011 she sang the same part in concert performances at the Theater an der Wien and in Torino.

Following recordings with Ann Beth Solvang are available: "Das Rheingold" (OEHMS Classics, 2008), "Die Walküre" (OEHMS Classics, 2009), "Die Götterdämmerung" (OEHMS Classics, 2011), Pergolesis "L`Olimpiade" (SONY CLASSICAL/DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, 2011), "Songs by the Norwegian composer Eyvind Alnæs (1872-1932)" with Pianist Prof. Erling R. Eriksen (TOCCATA CLASSICS, 2012), "Flavius Bertaridus"/Telemann/Alessandro De Marchi/Academia Montis Regalis (Sony Classical/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2012) und "Six Songs for the Unquiet Traveller"/Oscar Strasnoy/Ensemble 2e2m, January 2013).

Ann-Beth Solvang


After being a member of the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg from 2006-08, Ann-Beth Solvang became a member of the ensemble of this company in 2008 and has interpreted parts like Hänsel/"Hänsel und Gretel", Cherubino/"Le Nozze di Figaro", Diana/"La Calisto", Diane/"Iphigénie en Tauride", Mercédès/"Carmen", Annina/"La Traviata" and Bersi/"Andrea Chenier". In 2008 she sang Flosshilde in "Rheingold" and "Götterdämmerung" and Grimgerde/ "Walküre" in the new production of the "Der Ring des Nibelungen" with Simone Young and Claus Guth. Ann-Beth also sang Miss Betty in the new opera «Le Bal» by Oscar Strasnoy at its world premiere in Hamburg 2010. In June 2011 she will do Silla in the new production of "Palestrina".

Other roles includes Mercédès/"Carmen" with the Norwegian National Opera Oslo on tour, Ernesto/"Il mondo della luna" and Unulfo/"Rodelinda" with the baroque orchestra La Cetra, Page/"Salome" in a co-production with Teatr Wielki in Warszaw and Opera Vest in Bergen. In 2007 she sang Blumenmädchen/"Parsifal" at the Bayerische Staatsoper München (with Kent Nagano) and Grimgerde/"Walküre" at the Opera in Zürich. In summer 2010 she made her debut at the "Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik" as Argene in Pergolesi´s "L`Olimpiade" (with Alessandro De Marchi), the live-recording of this production is available at Sony Classical/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. In February 2011 she sang the same part in concert performances at the Theater an der Wien and in Torino.

Following recordings with Ann Beth Solvang are available: "Das Rheingold" (OEHMS Classics, 2008), "Die Walküre" (OEHMS Classics, 2009), "Die Götterdämmerung" (OEHMS Classics, 2011), Pergolesis "L`Olimpiade" (SONY CLASSICAL/DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, 2011), "Songs by the Norwegian composer Eyvind Alnæs (1872-1932)" with Pianist Prof. Erling R. Eriksen (TOCCATA CLASSICS, 2012), "Flavius Bertaridus"/Telemann/Alessandro De Marchi/Academia Montis Regalis (Sony Classical/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2012) und "Six Songs for the Unquiet Traveller"/Oscar Strasnoy/Ensemble 2e2m, January 2013).

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Amalie Kongssund


May 2009: Pollicino av Hanns Werner Henze på Den Norske Opera og Ballett, scene 2. Rolle: Ugle

December 2011: Deltok i “Klassisk julekonsert”, som vinner av deres publikumspris.

June 2014: 2. Års bachelor-eksamen.

August 2014: Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg med Ungdomssymfonikerne, seterjente 1

November 2014: Vinner av sang, klasse 4, og finalist i Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap 

February 2015: Deltager i “Das Lied”, internasjonal Lied-konkurranse i Berlin

 

Utdanning:

Toneheim Folkehøgskole 2011-2012

Bachelor klassisk sang ved Norges Musikkhøgskole 2012-2016

Amalie Kongssund


May 2009: Pollicino av Hanns Werner Henze på Den Norske Opera og Ballett, scene 2. Rolle: Ugle

December 2011: Deltok i “Klassisk julekonsert”, som vinner av deres publikumspris.

June 2014: 2. Års bachelor-eksamen.

August 2014: Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg med Ungdomssymfonikerne, seterjente 1

November 2014: Vinner av sang, klasse 4, og finalist i Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap 

February 2015: Deltager i “Das Lied”, internasjonal Lied-konkurranse i Berlin

 

Utdanning:

Toneheim Folkehøgskole 2011-2012

Bachelor klassisk sang ved Norges Musikkhøgskole 2012-2016

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Nil Kocamangil


Born in 1989 in Istanbul, one of the leading Turkish cellist of her generation, Nil Kocamangil convinced the public as well as the press with her powerful, intense and virtuoso playing, both as soloist and chamber music player. She started to play cello at the age of 9 and since then pursued her studies in the cello classes of Dilbag Tokay (MSFAUSC, Istanbul); Claus Kanngiesser (Hfmt Köln); Marc Coppey (CNSM de Paris) and Gautier Capuçon (FLV, Paris).Also she got her chamber music masters in the classes of Itamar Golan (CNSM de Paris) andMiguel Da Silva (CRR de Paris).

 

Since her debut concert as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 15, she performed the important works of the cello repertoire with the orchestras such as; Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Sinfonietta Köln, Olten Philarmonie Orchestra, Oberbergisches Kreises Symphonie Orchester, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Anatolia Symphony Orchestra, Philarmonia Istanbul, Bursa Region State Symphony Orchestra, Baskent Academic Orchestra, Mersin University Academic Orchestra. She has recorded the “Swan” of C. Saint-Saens as soloist with Mannheim Philharmoniker under the baton of Boian Videnoff for the CD called “Träumereien” which released in November 2015. 

 

She won various awards at many international and national competitions, such as 3rd prize and Jury Special Award in “Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition” in Croatia, 1st prize and German Friendship Special Award in “International Austrian and German Music Competition“ in Bulgaria, 1st prize and the Jury Special Award in “International Young Musicians Competition” in Italy, 1st prize in “Canetti International Music Festival” in Turkey, 2nd prize in “National Cello Competition” in Turkey, 2nd prize in “International Young Musicians Classical Music Competition” in Turkey, 3rd prize in “Liezen International Cello Competition” in Austria, 3rd prize in “Nusret KayarCello Competition” in Turkey. Also she received the Prix du Musée Bonnat and the prize of Saint Jean de Luz - Rotary/Lions Club, in two different years she participated at the “Maurice Ravel International Music Academy”  in France. In 2015 she has been selected for the “New Masters on Tour” concert series by The Holland International Music Sessions to give a recital tour in Holland including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. 

 

Besides of her appearances at the world famous concert venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw,  l’Auditorium de Fondation Louis Vuitton, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Rosengarten Mannheim, Theater Odeon Zwolle, Theater de Vest Alkmaar, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Théâtre du Chatelet, she performed as soloist and chamber musician at the outstanding festivals such as; “Istanbul Music Festival”, “Verbier Festival”, “Euregio MusikFestival”, “Gumusluk Classical Music Festival”, “Amsterdam Chamber Music Festival”, “Sommer-Schlosser Virtuosen”, “D-Marin Turgutreis International Music Festival”, “Ayvalik International Music Festival”, “Cappadoccia Music Festival” and also gave many other concerts across the Europe and America. Also she has collaborated with the renown artists such as; Isabelle van Keulen, David Grimal, Oliver Triendl, Nina Tichman, Lavard Skou Larsen, Atilla Aldemir, Ariadne Daskalakis among others.

 

At the renown academies and some workshops she had the opportunity to work with distinguished cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Laurence Lesser, Lluis Claret, Maria Kliegel, Jens Peter Maintz, Philippe Muller, Peter Bruns among others. Also as a passionate chamber musician she worked with important artist such as Gabor Takacs Nagy, Klaus Hellwig, James Buswell, Carol Ou, Vladimir Mendelssohn, members of Ebene Quartet among others.

 

During her studies, she was the scholar and laureate of many foundations such as Tekfen Foundation, Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), Dr. Nejat Eczacıbası Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation, Sinfonima Foundation/Mannheim (instrument), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Association des Jeunes Talents and she was also supported by the private sponsors. She still gives concert as the scholars of Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation and Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.

 

At the moment she is continuing her career in the orchestra academy of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker where she also studies Prof. Nikolaus Trieb (Solo Cellist of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker). Her 2016/2017 season highlights are including the concerts as soloist and chamber musician in Holland, Norway (debut), Turkey and Germany.

 

Nil Kocamangil plays on an Italian cello (1830) kindly on loan to her by a private sponsor.

Nil Kocamangil


Born in 1989 in Istanbul, one of the leading Turkish cellist of her generation, Nil Kocamangil convinced the public as well as the press with her powerful, intense and virtuoso playing, both as soloist and chamber music player. She started to play cello at the age of 9 and since then pursued her studies in the cello classes of Dilbag Tokay (MSFAUSC, Istanbul); Claus Kanngiesser (Hfmt Köln); Marc Coppey (CNSM de Paris) and Gautier Capuçon (FLV, Paris).Also she got her chamber music masters in the classes of Itamar Golan (CNSM de Paris) andMiguel Da Silva (CRR de Paris).

 

Since her debut concert as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 15, she performed the important works of the cello repertoire with the orchestras such as; Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Sinfonietta Köln, Olten Philarmonie Orchestra, Oberbergisches Kreises Symphonie Orchester, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Anatolia Symphony Orchestra, Philarmonia Istanbul, Bursa Region State Symphony Orchestra, Baskent Academic Orchestra, Mersin University Academic Orchestra. She has recorded the “Swan” of C. Saint-Saens as soloist with Mannheim Philharmoniker under the baton of Boian Videnoff for the CD called “Träumereien” which released in November 2015. 

 

She won various awards at many international and national competitions, such as 3rd prize and Jury Special Award in “Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition” in Croatia, 1st prize and German Friendship Special Award in “International Austrian and German Music Competition“ in Bulgaria, 1st prize and the Jury Special Award in “International Young Musicians Competition” in Italy, 1st prize in “Canetti International Music Festival” in Turkey, 2nd prize in “National Cello Competition” in Turkey, 2nd prize in “International Young Musicians Classical Music Competition” in Turkey, 3rd prize in “Liezen International Cello Competition” in Austria, 3rd prize in “Nusret KayarCello Competition” in Turkey. Also she received the Prix du Musée Bonnat and the prize of Saint Jean de Luz - Rotary/Lions Club, in two different years she participated at the “Maurice Ravel International Music Academy”  in France. In 2015 she has been selected for the “New Masters on Tour” concert series by The Holland International Music Sessions to give a recital tour in Holland including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. 

 

Besides of her appearances at the world famous concert venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw,  l’Auditorium de Fondation Louis Vuitton, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Rosengarten Mannheim, Theater Odeon Zwolle, Theater de Vest Alkmaar, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Théâtre du Chatelet, she performed as soloist and chamber musician at the outstanding festivals such as; “Istanbul Music Festival”, “Verbier Festival”, “Euregio MusikFestival”, “Gumusluk Classical Music Festival”, “Amsterdam Chamber Music Festival”, “Sommer-Schlosser Virtuosen”, “D-Marin Turgutreis International Music Festival”, “Ayvalik International Music Festival”, “Cappadoccia Music Festival” and also gave many other concerts across the Europe and America. Also she has collaborated with the renown artists such as; Isabelle van Keulen, David Grimal, Oliver Triendl, Nina Tichman, Lavard Skou Larsen, Atilla Aldemir, Ariadne Daskalakis among others.

 

At the renown academies and some workshops she had the opportunity to work with distinguished cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Laurence Lesser, Lluis Claret, Maria Kliegel, Jens Peter Maintz, Philippe Muller, Peter Bruns among others. Also as a passionate chamber musician she worked with important artist such as Gabor Takacs Nagy, Klaus Hellwig, James Buswell, Carol Ou, Vladimir Mendelssohn, members of Ebene Quartet among others.

 

During her studies, she was the scholar and laureate of many foundations such as Tekfen Foundation, Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), Dr. Nejat Eczacıbası Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation, Sinfonima Foundation/Mannheim (instrument), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Association des Jeunes Talents and she was also supported by the private sponsors. She still gives concert as the scholars of Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation and Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.

 

At the moment she is continuing her career in the orchestra academy of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker where she also studies Prof. Nikolaus Trieb (Solo Cellist of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker). Her 2016/2017 season highlights are including the concerts as soloist and chamber musician in Holland, Norway (debut), Turkey and Germany.

 

Nil Kocamangil plays on an Italian cello (1830) kindly on loan to her by a private sponsor.

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Keiko Wataya


1968-1973. Studied under Josef Szigeti in Switzerland
1973-1981. Studied under Cristian Ferras,Nadia Boulanger,
and Sandor Vègh
Performing career:
1968-1987 solo violinist giving concerts in Japan,Europe
and United Kingdom .Various radio and television
broadcasting of performances made.
International tours as a soloist of Camerata Academica
de Salzburg with Sandor Vègh
1978-1981. Participation in music Festivals,such as the
Chamber Music Festival(UK,with S.Vègh , A. Shiff and
Others) ,Mozart-Woche(Salzburg),Italian music
Festival (B. GIurrana, P.Amoyal, A.Meunier and others)

Teacher Career:
1982-1986 teaching assistant of S. Vègh at the Mozarteum .
Salzburg
1981-2005 teaching position at the Conservatory of Utrecht
(HKU), the Netherlands
1996-2008 teaching position at the Amsterdam Conservatory
2002-present. Teaching position at the Conservatorio
Superior,Musikene. San Sebastián in Spain
2003-2008. Hochshule für Musik Köln(Abt.Aachen)

1981-present Gives many Master Classes in Poland,Estonia,
Czech Republic,Switzerland and EU countries. Inclusive
Several times, is invited in Bordeax( Rencontre Musicales
Internationales des Graves) and Sommer Academy
Mozarteum in Salzburg.)

Keiko Wataya


1968-1973. Studied under Josef Szigeti in Switzerland
1973-1981. Studied under Cristian Ferras,Nadia Boulanger,
and Sandor Vègh
Performing career:
1968-1987 solo violinist giving concerts in Japan,Europe
and United Kingdom .Various radio and television
broadcasting of performances made.
International tours as a soloist of Camerata Academica
de Salzburg with Sandor Vègh
1978-1981. Participation in music Festivals,such as the
Chamber Music Festival(UK,with S.Vègh , A. Shiff and
Others) ,Mozart-Woche(Salzburg),Italian music
Festival (B. GIurrana, P.Amoyal, A.Meunier and others)

Teacher Career:
1982-1986 teaching assistant of S. Vègh at the Mozarteum .
Salzburg
1981-2005 teaching position at the Conservatory of Utrecht
(HKU), the Netherlands
1996-2008 teaching position at the Amsterdam Conservatory
2002-present. Teaching position at the Conservatorio
Superior,Musikene. San Sebastián in Spain
2003-2008. Hochshule für Musik Köln(Abt.Aachen)

1981-present Gives many Master Classes in Poland,Estonia,
Czech Republic,Switzerland and EU countries. Inclusive
Several times, is invited in Bordeax( Rencontre Musicales
Internationales des Graves) and Sommer Academy
Mozarteum in Salzburg.)

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Lars Rosvoll


Lars Rosvoll er frå Lærdal i Sogn, og har utøvande musikkutdanning frå Noreg, Brasil og Tyskland. Som student vann han fleire prisar i internasjonale konkurransar, mellom anna førsteprisar i ”International Guitar Competition in Gevelsberg” (Tyskland) og “Sholin Guitar Competition” (USA).  

Han har også helde prestisjetunge stipend som Fulbright og RWE-Stiftung award. Frå 2007–2012 tok Lars doktorgrad i klassisk gitar og musikkteori ved University of Arizona, der han også underviste bachelorstudentar i klassisk gitar.  

I tillegg til utøvande og pedagogisk verksemd er Lars er styreleiar og organisator av Norsk Gitarfestival som finn stad på Toneheim folkehøgskole kvart år.

Lars Rosvoll


Lars Rosvoll er frå Lærdal i Sogn, og har utøvande musikkutdanning frå Noreg, Brasil og Tyskland. Som student vann han fleire prisar i internasjonale konkurransar, mellom anna førsteprisar i ”International Guitar Competition in Gevelsberg” (Tyskland) og “Sholin Guitar Competition” (USA).  

Han har også helde prestisjetunge stipend som Fulbright og RWE-Stiftung award. Frå 2007–2012 tok Lars doktorgrad i klassisk gitar og musikkteori ved University of Arizona, der han også underviste bachelorstudentar i klassisk gitar.  

I tillegg til utøvande og pedagogisk verksemd er Lars er styreleiar og organisator av Norsk Gitarfestival som finn stad på Toneheim folkehøgskole kvart år.

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Gunnar Stubseid


Gunnar Stubseid er fødd i 1948 i Bygland, Setesdal. Han begynte å spele gitar i 12-årsalderen, men etter kvart overtok hardingfela musikkinteressa hans, og han lærde tradisjonsmusikk av spelemenn i Setesdal. Stubseid spelar både vanleg hardingfele og eldre modellar av instrumentet (Isak og Trond Botnen-modellar)

Gunnar Stubseid er utdannamusikklærar ved Høgskolen i Bergen, og har magistergrad i etnologi frå Universitetet i Bergen. Han har hatt konsertar i ei rekkje land i Europa, i Kina, på Filippinane og i Canada. Han har tidlegare spela i folkemusikkgruppene Slinkombas og Setesdalarna.

 

Gunnar Stubseid og Ale Møller gav ut plata Reisaren i 1997, eit album som blei nominert til Spellemannprisen i 1998.

Stubseid har, både solo og i samarbeid med andre folkemusikarar, gitt ut eit titals plater med folkemusikk. Han har hatt nært samarbeid med mange folkemusikarar, m.a. Kirsten Bråten Berg, Hallvard T. Bjørgum, Leif Rygg, Einar Mjølsnes, Berit Opheim Versto, Sondre Bratland og Steinar Ofsdal. Også utanlandske folkemuskarar som Ale Møller, Per Gudmundsson, Bjørn Ståbi, Aly Bain og Lena Willemark har vore nære samarbeidsvener. Innan klassisk/tidlegmusikk har han samarbeidd med m.a. Håkon Austbø, Sigvald Tveit, Eilert Hægeland, Paul Høxbro, Helen Davies og Miriam Andersén.

Stubseid har også gitt ut bøker om folkemusikk, m.a. biografi om Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa og) Ole Bull og folkemusikken (i samarbeid med Håkon Asheim), og skriva ei rekkje artiklar om emnet. Han er æresmedlem i Setesdal Spelemannslag, og har fått SpellemannprisenOle Bull-medalja, Kulturprisen i Bygland og Hilmar Alexandersen Musikkpris.

Stubseid var tilsett som rektor ved Ole Bull Akademiet frå 2003 til 2012.

Stubseid gir konsertar både solo og i samarbeid med andre, og har eigen gammaldanstrio, Stubseid trio.

For Gunnar Stubseid ligg den tradisjonelle spelstilen på hardingfele i botnen av det musikalske uttrykket. Det er dette som er hans grunnleggjande musikalske uttrykk, men eit slikt uttrykk vil endre seg i samspel med andre musikarar.

Gunnar Stubseid


Gunnar Stubseid er fødd i 1948 i Bygland, Setesdal. Han begynte å spele gitar i 12-årsalderen, men etter kvart overtok hardingfela musikkinteressa hans, og han lærde tradisjonsmusikk av spelemenn i Setesdal. Stubseid spelar både vanleg hardingfele og eldre modellar av instrumentet (Isak og Trond Botnen-modellar)

Gunnar Stubseid er utdannamusikklærar ved Høgskolen i Bergen, og har magistergrad i etnologi frå Universitetet i Bergen. Han har hatt konsertar i ei rekkje land i Europa, i Kina, på Filippinane og i Canada. Han har tidlegare spela i folkemusikkgruppene Slinkombas og Setesdalarna.

 

Gunnar Stubseid og Ale Møller gav ut plata Reisaren i 1997, eit album som blei nominert til Spellemannprisen i 1998.

Stubseid har, både solo og i samarbeid med andre folkemusikarar, gitt ut eit titals plater med folkemusikk. Han har hatt nært samarbeid med mange folkemusikarar, m.a. Kirsten Bråten Berg, Hallvard T. Bjørgum, Leif Rygg, Einar Mjølsnes, Berit Opheim Versto, Sondre Bratland og Steinar Ofsdal. Også utanlandske folkemuskarar som Ale Møller, Per Gudmundsson, Bjørn Ståbi, Aly Bain og Lena Willemark har vore nære samarbeidsvener. Innan klassisk/tidlegmusikk har han samarbeidd med m.a. Håkon Austbø, Sigvald Tveit, Eilert Hægeland, Paul Høxbro, Helen Davies og Miriam Andersén.

Stubseid har også gitt ut bøker om folkemusikk, m.a. biografi om Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa og) Ole Bull og folkemusikken (i samarbeid med Håkon Asheim), og skriva ei rekkje artiklar om emnet. Han er æresmedlem i Setesdal Spelemannslag, og har fått SpellemannprisenOle Bull-medalja, Kulturprisen i Bygland og Hilmar Alexandersen Musikkpris.

Stubseid var tilsett som rektor ved Ole Bull Akademiet frå 2003 til 2012.

Stubseid gir konsertar både solo og i samarbeid med andre, og har eigen gammaldanstrio, Stubseid trio.

For Gunnar Stubseid ligg den tradisjonelle spelstilen på hardingfele i botnen av det musikalske uttrykket. Det er dette som er hans grunnleggjande musikalske uttrykk, men eit slikt uttrykk vil endre seg i samspel med andre musikarar.

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Ole Christian Haagenrud


Ole Christian Haagenrud (1989) is regarded as one of the most promising young pianists from Norway. He recently finished the prestigious artist diploma program at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

 

Ole Christian has received several prices and awards, and he has appeared in piano concertos by Liszt, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with professional orchestras such as The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Ole Christian is a vivid chamber musician, and he regularly contributes to festivals in Norway and abroad. He has appeared at prestigious venues such as Stephaniensaal in Graz, The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius, Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, The Slovenian Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, Casa da Musica in Porto, The Grieg Hall in Bergen, the main stage at The Opera House in Oslo and in Oslo Concert Hall. In 2016 Ole Christian gave his debut concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Ole Christian Haagenrud


Ole Christian Haagenrud (1989) is regarded as one of the most promising young pianists from Norway. He recently finished the prestigious artist diploma program at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

 

Ole Christian has received several prices and awards, and he has appeared in piano concertos by Liszt, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with professional orchestras such as The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Ole Christian is a vivid chamber musician, and he regularly contributes to festivals in Norway and abroad. He has appeared at prestigious venues such as Stephaniensaal in Graz, The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius, Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, The Slovenian Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, Casa da Musica in Porto, The Grieg Hall in Bergen, the main stage at The Opera House in Oslo and in Oslo Concert Hall. In 2016 Ole Christian gave his debut concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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Bruno Philippe


Bruno Philippe was born in 1993 in Perpignan. There, he began studying the cello with Marie- Madeleine Mille and regularly attended Yvan Chiffoleau’s masterclasses. In 2008, he pursued his studies at the CRR in Paris in the class of Raphael Pidoux. In 2009 he was unanimously accepted by the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance in the class of Jerome Pernoo and joined Claire Desert’s chamber music class. Subsequently, he participated in the masterclasses of David Geringas, Steven Isserliss, Gary Hoffman, Pieter Wispelwey and Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since October 2014, he has been studying as a young soloist at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.

In November 2011, he won the third Grand Prix and the Best recital at the André Navarra International Competition. In September 2014, he won the third prize and audience prize at the International Competition of the ARD in Munich. He won a Special Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2015 and the Special Prize in recognition of an outstanding performance at the Grand Prix Emmanuel Feuermann in Berlin in November 2014.

Bruno Philippe is regularly invited to perform at the Kammersaal of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cité de la Musique, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, the Salle Gaveai, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse and to play with the Bayerische Rundfunk, the Munich Kammerorchestrer, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under the direction of conductors such as Bruno Mantovani and Michel Tabachnik. In 2013, he was notably invited to the Kursaal Besançon to play the Elgar concerto.

Bruno Philippe also performs at the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche-Posay, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Musique à Deauville, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale... He has the opportunity to play with renowned musicians: Gary Hoffman, Renaud Capuçon, Jerome Ducros, Tamestit, Sarah Nemtanu Lise Berthaud, Christophe Coin, Jerome Pernoo, Raphael Pidoux, Emmanuelle Bertrand, as well as French Cellos or Dissonances (David Grimal). In 2009, he recorded the Duet opus 54 No. 1 by Offenbach with Raphael Pidoux for Integral Classic.

In 2015, Bruno Philippe was nominated “Révélation Classique de l’ADAMI”. He also awarded scholarships from the Safran Foundation for music, the Raynaud-Zurfluh Foundation, the Rheingold Foundation, the AMOPA, the Banque Populaire Foundation, and in August 2014 won the Nicolas Firmenich price at the Verbier Festival. He also received the support of the “Christa Verhein-Stiftung” for his studies at the Kronberg Academy. Since March 2012, he plays with a Fanck Ravatin cello on loan from Mécénat Musical Société Générale. 

Bruno Philippe


Bruno Philippe was born in 1993 in Perpignan. There, he began studying the cello with Marie- Madeleine Mille and regularly attended Yvan Chiffoleau’s masterclasses. In 2008, he pursued his studies at the CRR in Paris in the class of Raphael Pidoux. In 2009 he was unanimously accepted by the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance in the class of Jerome Pernoo and joined Claire Desert’s chamber music class. Subsequently, he participated in the masterclasses of David Geringas, Steven Isserliss, Gary Hoffman, Pieter Wispelwey and Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since October 2014, he has been studying as a young soloist at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.

In November 2011, he won the third Grand Prix and the Best recital at the André Navarra International Competition. In September 2014, he won the third prize and audience prize at the International Competition of the ARD in Munich. He won a Special Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2015 and the Special Prize in recognition of an outstanding performance at the Grand Prix Emmanuel Feuermann in Berlin in November 2014.

Bruno Philippe is regularly invited to perform at the Kammersaal of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cité de la Musique, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, the Salle Gaveai, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse and to play with the Bayerische Rundfunk, the Munich Kammerorchestrer, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under the direction of conductors such as Bruno Mantovani and Michel Tabachnik. In 2013, he was notably invited to the Kursaal Besançon to play the Elgar concerto.

Bruno Philippe also performs at the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche-Posay, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Musique à Deauville, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale... He has the opportunity to play with renowned musicians: Gary Hoffman, Renaud Capuçon, Jerome Ducros, Tamestit, Sarah Nemtanu Lise Berthaud, Christophe Coin, Jerome Pernoo, Raphael Pidoux, Emmanuelle Bertrand, as well as French Cellos or Dissonances (David Grimal). In 2009, he recorded the Duet opus 54 No. 1 by Offenbach with Raphael Pidoux for Integral Classic.

In 2015, Bruno Philippe was nominated “Révélation Classique de l’ADAMI”. He also awarded scholarships from the Safran Foundation for music, the Raynaud-Zurfluh Foundation, the Rheingold Foundation, the AMOPA, the Banque Populaire Foundation, and in August 2014 won the Nicolas Firmenich price at the Verbier Festival. He also received the support of the “Christa Verhein-Stiftung” for his studies at the Kronberg Academy. Since March 2012, he plays with a Fanck Ravatin cello on loan from Mécénat Musical Société Générale. 

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Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore


Musikalske prosjekt

 

 

Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore, solo; vokaltradisjon frå Setesdal

 

Raabygg: Runddansslåttar, gøymde skattar og ”hits” frå indre Agder. 

        Medlem: Johanne Flottorp     (hardingfele og song),

            Tuva Færden (hardingfele, lyre og song) 

            Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore (harpeleik, og song),

 

Drilledròpa; eit crossoverband som spelar friske middelalderballader, lengtande salmetonar og drøymande bånsullar frå Sigrid sitt repertoar.                 

Medlem: Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore (vokal, munnharpe), 

            Svein-Helge Vikse (gitarar)

            Trygve Tambs-Lyche (perkusjon) 

 

Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson/Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore;

    Ein duo som blandar den sørsamiske joiken med gamlestev, slåttar, bånsullar og     viser frå Setesdal. Eit utradisjonelt møte mellom heilt spesielle tradisjonar.

 

Kulturpatrulja; Eit prosjekt i regi av Setesdalsmuseet og Visit Setesdal. Oppsøkjande gratiskonsertar i Setesdal i juli månad kvar sommar. Formålet med prosjektet er at tilreisande og fastbuande skal få oppleve folkemusikken, dansen og drakta frå Setesdal. Sigrid er patruljeleiar, og har hatt med seg mange ulike på prosjektet. Tor Hoslemo, Daniel Sandén-WargSigrid B. Berg m.fl. 

Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore


Musikalske prosjekt

 

 

Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore, solo; vokaltradisjon frå Setesdal

 

Raabygg: Runddansslåttar, gøymde skattar og ”hits” frå indre Agder. 

        Medlem: Johanne Flottorp     (hardingfele og song),

            Tuva Færden (hardingfele, lyre og song) 

            Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore (harpeleik, og song),

 

Drilledròpa; eit crossoverband som spelar friske middelalderballader, lengtande salmetonar og drøymande bånsullar frå Sigrid sitt repertoar.                 

Medlem: Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore (vokal, munnharpe), 

            Svein-Helge Vikse (gitarar)

            Trygve Tambs-Lyche (perkusjon) 

 

Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson/Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore;

    Ein duo som blandar den sørsamiske joiken med gamlestev, slåttar, bånsullar og     viser frå Setesdal. Eit utradisjonelt møte mellom heilt spesielle tradisjonar.

 

Kulturpatrulja; Eit prosjekt i regi av Setesdalsmuseet og Visit Setesdal. Oppsøkjande gratiskonsertar i Setesdal i juli månad kvar sommar. Formålet med prosjektet er at tilreisande og fastbuande skal få oppleve folkemusikken, dansen og drakta frå Setesdal. Sigrid er patruljeleiar, og har hatt med seg mange ulike på prosjektet. Tor Hoslemo, Daniel Sandén-WargSigrid B. Berg m.fl. 

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Orfeo Mandozzi


Orfeo Mandozzi


With his “fascinating musical personality and the bewitching beauty of his tone” (FAZ), cellist Orfeo Mandozzi has captivated audiences throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia and South America.

Orfeo Mandozzi, born in Ticino, made his debut as soloist as part of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition. He has won first prizes at several international competitions such as the Johannes Brahms Competition and the UFAM Paris.

Orfeo Mandozzi, now enjoying a busy career as a soloist, has worked closely with several leading cellists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Gendron and Harvey Shapiro. Bernard Greenhouse said that, “he could be one of the leading cellists of our time”. His regular performing partners include Nikolaj Znaider, Julian Rachlin, and Yuri Bashmet. As soloist Orfeo Mandozzi performs with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Kristjan Järvi and Michail Jurowski. Also a prolific recording artist, award panels have described his playing as “so captivating, one has to hold one’s breath” (pizzicato).

He has appeared in some of the world’s finest concert halls, including the Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Musikverein and the Teatro Colón. The cellist is also in demand as a regular guest at festivals such as the Vienna Festwochen, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Lockenhaus Festival. His highly acclaimed recitals are much sought-after and Mstislav Rostropovich said about his performance of the Boccherini Sonata that, “he has the most beautiful Italian cantilena I have ever heard”.

Orfeo Mandozzi plays a cello made in Cremona by Francesco Ruggeri, 1675.