LUNCHTIME CONCERTs: Sveinung Bjelland

Sveinung Bjelland presents the lunchtime concerts, every day at 13:00 from 19 - 25 June.

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, he received a number of awards and was awarded “Young Musician of the Year” by the Norwegian Concert Institute in 1999. Since then Sveinung Bjelland has made a name for himself as an extraordinarily multifaceted pianist. He 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 Bjelland 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. He teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and he is professor at the University of Kristiansand.

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Utvalgte Lyriske stykker / Selected Lyric Pieces
Gade, op. 57 nr. 2
Småtrold / Puck, op. 71 nr. 3
Sommeraften / Summer's Eve, op. 71 nr. 2
Salong / Salon, op. 65 nr. 4 

Fra Klaversonate i e-moll / From Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
1. Allegro moderato 

Utvalgte Lyriske stykker / Selected Lyric Pieces
Notturno, op. 54 nr. 4
Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen /  Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, op. 65 nr. 6

Tickets and booking
NOK 160/110/50. (NOK 250/200/100 with bus).
The ticket includes entrance to the exhibition and Grieg's Villa.

Visitbergen's webpage, click link to proceed
- Troldhaugen front desk (remaining tickets)
- At the Tourist Information in Bergen (only bus+concert tickets available)

Read more about the concert+bus package for the lunchtime concerts here


    * Adults: 160, Bergen card/Students: 110 / Children u. 16 yrs: 50. The ticket includes entrance to the exhibition and Grieg's Villa.

    Sveinung Bjelland