Evening Recital 23/6: Sveinung Bjelland

Evening Recital with pianist Sveinung Bjelland in Troldsalen Sunday June 23 at 18.00.

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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 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.



Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Fra / From Holberg suite, op. 40


Improvisata over to norske folkeviser /
Improvisations on Two Norwegian Folk Songs, op. 29

1. Allegro con moto
2. Andante

Fra Klaverstykker etter egne sanger /
From Piano Transcriptions of Own Songs, op 41 and op. 52

Vuggesang / Cradle Song, op. 41 nr. 1
Lille Haakon / Margaret’s Cradle Song, op. 41 nr. 2
Solveigs sang / Solveig’s Song, op. 52 nr. 4
Til våren / To Springtime my Song I utter, op. 41 nr. 6

Fra Lyriske Stykker / From Lyric Pieces, op. 54
Trolltog / March of the Trolls


Robert Schumann (1810-1849)
Kinderszenen, op. 15
Von fremden Ländern und Menschen  
Kuriose Geschichte 
Bittendes Kind 
Glückes genug 
Wichtige Begebenheit 
Am Kamin 
Ritter vom Steckenpferd
Fast zu ernst 
Kind im Einschlummern 
Der Dichter spricht 

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade no. 4, op. 52


Summer Evening Recitals

Summer Evening Recitals with some of Norways finest musicians will be played every Sunday at 18:00, from June 9 to September 8.

The concerts takes place in "Troldsalen" - maybe the most beautiful chamber music hall in the world. Duration: Approximately 1,5 hours, including a 15 minute break / intermission.

You will also meet the pianist during his/her stay as "pianist of the week" at Troldhaugen, in the daily lunchtime concerts at 13:00. More information on the lunchtime concerts here


Tickets include admittance to Edvard Grieg's villa before the concert)

Adults: NOK 290
Students/Bergen Card: NOK 250
Children: NOK 50


- Ticketservice online: ticketmaster.no / Tel: 815 33 133
- The Tourist Information Centre in Bergen
- Remaining tickets are sold at the door before the concert.

Bus transport for Evening Recitals

Tickets with bus transport includes:
- 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 390/350/100 Tickets for sale at the Tourist Information and online at Visitbergen.com

* Adults NOK 290 / Bergen Card NOK 250 / KODE member NOK 200 / Students and Children NOK 50

Sveinung Bjelland. Photo by CF Wesenberg