Evening Recital: Sveinung Bjelland

Evening Recital Sunday 18 June at 18:00 with pianist Sveinung Bjelland.

Sveinung Bjelland is one of Norway’s leading classical pianists. His recording of Scarlatti and Mendelssohn sonatas received international acclaim and was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannsprisen) in 2006. He studied with Hans Leygraf at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

After his studies, which he completed with top marks and special distinction, Bjelland received a number of awards and was awarded “Young Musician of the Year” by the Norwegian Concert Institute in 1999. Since then he has made a name for himself as an extraordinarily multifaceted pianist.

Bjelland is much in demand, both as a concert soloist with the leading Norwegian orchestras and as a chamber musician throughout the world. In October 2008 he made his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. He has collaborated closely with tenor Daniel Behle for many years. Their recordings of Die schöne Müllerin and Dichterliebe, received enthusiastic reviews from music critics. Bjelland teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and he is professor at the University of Kristiansand.

Sunday 18 June, at 18:00 in Troldsalen

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924):
From Partita nr. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni:
Adagio fra Toccata, Adagio & Fuge, BWV 564

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
Piano Sonata nr. 30 in E major, op. 109 


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Intermezzo nr. 1, op. 117

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):
Puck, op. 71 nr. 3
Summer’s Eve, op. 71 nr. 2

Johannes Brahms:
Intermezzo nr. 2, op. 117

Edvard Grieg:
Salon, op. 65 nr. 4

Johannes Brahms:
Intermezzo nr. 3, op. 117

Edvard Grieg:
Gade, op. 57 nr. 2

You will also meet Sveinung Bjelland, during his stay, in the daily lunchtime concerts at 13:00. More information on the lunchtime concerts here

Tickets and booking
NOK 250/200/50 (includes admittance to Edvard Grieg's villa before the concert).

Book your tickets at Visitbergen or at Ticketmaster. Remaining tickets are sold at the door before the concert.

Tickets with bus
Evening Recital with bus transport.

  • Bus from Bergen Tourist Information at 16:30
  • Guided tour of Grieg’s villa
  • Recital in Troldsalen at 18:00
  • Return to Bergen city centre at 20:00

NOK 350/100 Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information and online at www.visitbergen.com



* Pris/Price: NOK 250 / BT-kort og Student NOK 200 / Barn/Children NOK 50

Sveinung Bjelland, foto: CF Wesenberg