Evening Recital: Martha Berit Belt

Evening Recital with pianist Martha Berit Belt in Troldsalen Thursday 19. August at 18.00.

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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. In her master’s project she studied the music of Olivier Messiaen. She has also been taking lessons with pianists such as Håvard Gimse and Julius Drake, among others.

Belt performs regularly, both as a soloist and an accompanist. In addition to being an active pianist in Bergen, she has recent years been given a concert in Grieg-Begegnungsstätte in Leipzig and participated in Lied-duo competition in Groningen in the Netherlands, to mention a few of her projects. She has given several concerts at Troldhaugen, both as “pianist of the week” and in Grieg’s villa. Belt has a wide repertoire that reaches from early music by Bach to contemporary music by living composers – she has taken part in festivals such as Borealis and Oslo International Theatre Festival. She often collaborates with singers and instrumentalists as accompanist and chamber musician.

Program

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):

Folkelivsbilder / Pictures from Folk Life, Op. 19
Fjellslått / In the Mountains
Brudefølget drar forbi / Bridal Procession
Fra karnevalet / From the Carnival

Harald Sæverud (1897-1992):

Hjuringen Pi Eidsmodal Op. 24, nr. 2
Venevil (Kristin´s vals) Op. 18, nr. 5

Edvard Grieg:

Klokkeklang / Bell Ringing Op. 54 nr. 6

Slåtter / Norwegian Peasant Dances, Op. 72
Haugelåt. Halling / Halling from the Fairy Hill
Bruremarsj etter Myllarguten / Myllarguten’s Wedding March
Jon Vestafes Springdans / Jon Vestafe’s Springdans

Morten Eide Pedersen (1958-2014):
T.S. Eliot impressions”
Time and Bell have buried the Day – at the still Point of the turning World
the light that fractures through unquiet water...
I know the voices dying with a dying fall...

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992):

Préludes pour piano:
Cloches d'angoisses et larmes d'adieu nr 6
Un reflet dans le vent nr 8

Tickets:
Adults: NOK 290
KODE members, Students and BergenCard: NOK 250
Children NOK 50

Duration: 60 minutes

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Leftover tickets are sold at Troldhaugen. The ticket includes entrance to the museum and to Grieg’s villa.