Villa Concert: Martha B. Belt & Kari D. Nielsen

In January we invite you to exclusive lunchtime concerts in Nina and Edvard's villa. Pianist Martha Berit Belt and mezzosoprano Kari Dahl Nielsen performs on Sunday 13 January at 13.00. 

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Martha Berit Belt holds a master’s degree in piano performance from The Grieg Academy in Bergen, with Signe Bakke as her teacher. She has also had lessons with pianists such as Håvard Gimse and Julius Drake, among others. Belt performs regularly, both as a soloist and accompanist. In addition to be an active pianist in Bergen, she has in resent time given concert in Grieg-Begegnungsstätte in Leipzig and participated in Lied-duo competition in Groningen in the Netherlands. She has given several concerts at Troldhaugen, where she also was “pianist of the week” in 2018. Belt has a wide repertoire that reaches from early music by Bach to contemporary music by living composers. She often collaborates with singers and instrumentalists as accompanist and chamber musician.

The lyric mezzo soprano Kari Dahl Nielsen is currently based in Copenhagen, where she will graduate from her studies with Susanna Eken at The Royal Opera Academy in June 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in classical voice from the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. She acquired her Master of Music from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 2016. Nielsen debuted as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with conductor Alexis Kossenko and Concerto Copenhagen at The Royal Danish Opera (RDT) in Copenhagen Autumn 2018. Her performances received excellent reviews in Danish and international press. In Spring 2019 she will sing Blumenmädchen in Wagner’s Parsifal, conducted by RDT’s chief conductor Alexander Vedernikov.

Program

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): 
Folkelivsbilder / Pictures from Folk Life, Op. 19
Tolv melodier til dikt av A. O. Vinje / Twelve Songs to Poems by A. O. Vinje, Op. 33

Tickets and booking

Adults NOK 260
KODE member NOK 180
Students NOK 210
Children NOK 180

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