26-31 Dec: A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL IN GRIEG’S HOME

An introduction to Edvard Grieg's piano music in beautiful settings at Troldhaugen. Includes transport from the city centre.

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In the Christmas Special concerts you'll meet the following artist: 

Joachim Carr, piano

Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day) at 12.00
Friday 27 December at 12.00 

Program: Selected pieces by Edvard Grieg
Joachim Carr has established himself as one the most exciting musicians to emerge from Scandinavia. Among the highlights are his performing of Grieg A minor Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic at the closing concert of the Bergen International Festival. In 2014, he received the First Prize, the Audience Award as well as the Orchestra's Prize of the Bergen Philharmonic at The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition.  
Of his debut album (2014, on Claves), featuring early works by Schumann, Brahms and Berg, Diapason wrote: “These performances place him amongst the most promising pianists of his generation.”
Joachim Carr lives in Berlin, where he took his Master with highest possible distinction, after studies with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”.  

Jørn Skauge, piano 

Saturday 28 December at 12.00
Sunday 29 December at12.00

Program: Selected pieces by Edvard Grieg  
Jørn Skauge, tutored by Professor Audun Kayser at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, holds a Master degree as a performing classical pianist. At his final Master Exam Concert in 2015 it was noted by the exam sensor that the young pianist had held a concert on an "absolute world class level". Skauge has performed as a soloist and chamber musician and appears with musicians both domestic and abroad. In addition to concert activities, Skauge also works as a piano teacher and accompanist.

Oda Voltersvik, piano 

Monday 30 December at 12.00
Tuesday 31 December at 12.00

Program: Selected pieces by Edvard Grieg
Oda Voltersvik was First Prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International competition in 2017 and finalist of the London Intercollegiate Jaques Samuels competition (Wigmore Hall) in 2016. She holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music, London and an Artist Diploma from the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, with distinction. Her solo debut CD “Firebird” was released in January 2019.  

“Pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone (... ) She has the touch to render the orchestral textures vividly and the technique to tackle the ferociously difficult piano writing with ease” Marios Papadopoulos, director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra   “She is an excellent pianist and musician”  Niel Immelman, Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music, London  

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