Siljustøl: Oda Voltersvik - Firebird

The Norwegian pianist Oda Voltersvik presents her new album at Siljustøl, Sunday 13 May at 13.00.

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“Firebird” is the first solo album from the pianist Oda Voltersvik, to be released during spring 2018, for KNS classical label. She presents a selection of repertoire from ca. 1900 until today, including Philip Martin, Rachmaninov, Bartók and Harald Sæverud.

This recording, Firebird, reflects the unpredictable character of the magical glowing bird in Slavic folklore. The bird can be both a blessing and a curse to its captor. Each selected piece in the album is rich in complexity and unexpected musical elements – contrasting innocence with danger, stillness with flight, weakness with power, and contemplation with drama.

“A 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 Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, 2017 pre

“I felt cosseted and highly entertained in their hands, not only with playing of the surest unison and harmony, but with the palpable joy and fun of their music-making(…)”
Des Hutchinson at Musicweb-international.com, May 2017, Review Volt&Potenza duo album “Khoreia”. 

Oda Voltersvik has performed at several important international venues including “Palermo Classica” International Festival, the 1st International Folk Music Festival in Beijing, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St James`s Piccadilly, Regent Hall, Leipzig Town Hall, and concert societies throughout London and UK. Her concert engagements in Norway include annual recitals for a week as Artist in Residence at Edvard Grieg museum since 2014 and several scenes and music societies throughout Norway. 

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  • 13. May 2018

Oda Voltersvik, foto: William Harvey