Lunchtime concerts: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg

Tuesday-Sunday at 13.00: Welcome to a lunchtime concert with pianist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.

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Einar Steen-Nøkleberg is pianist of the week at Troldhaugen from Tuesday 14 July until Sunday 19 July.

Over the past decades Einar Steen-Nøkleberg has been a professor at the Hannover University of Music and Drama, Germany, and at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. His recordings of the complete piano works of Grieg, Sæverud, Kjerulf and Thomas Tellefsen cover 28 CDs, and he has extensively recorded works of Bach and Beethoven. His recording of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra was chosen by the BBC as the best on the market. His monumental recording of all Grieg's piano music, a 14 CD set, for Naxos Records has received international acclaim. Steen-Nøkleberg's international career has included repeated solo recitals in London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, Hamburg and Copenhagen.

In 1993 he founded the Oslo Grieg Society, in 1994 the Grieg Composers’ Competition and in 2000 the Concours Grieg piano competition in Oslo. Among the prizes he has received are the Norwegian Critics’ Prize, the Lindeman Prize and the Grieg Prize. In 1994 he was made a Knight, First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav, appointed by the King of Norway for his activities for Norwegian music in general. Steen-Nøkleberg has been in the jury at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, The Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow, Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, All China Piano Competition in Xiamen, China and The Cleveland International Piano Competition in USA, a.o. Steen-Nøkleberg is head of the jury and musical advisor for The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition. 

Program:

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Fra / From Peer Gynt-suite I, op. 46
Morgenstemning / Morning Mood

Fra Klaverstykker etter egne sanger I /
From Piano Transcriptions of Own Songs I, op. 41
Jeg elsker deg / I love Thee

Fra Slåtter / From Norwegian Peasant Dances, op. 72
Haugelåt. Halling / Halling from the Fairy Hill

Fra Lyriske stykker / From Lyric Pieces VIII, op. 65
Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen / Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Fra Klaverkonsert i a-moll / From Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16
Cadenza (1. movement)

Fra Lyriske stykker / From Lyric Pieces III, op. 43
Til Våren / To Spring

Fra Folkelivsbilder / From Pictures from Folk Life, op. 19
Fra karnevalet / From the Carnival

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Tickets:
Adults: NOK 180
Students and BergenCard: NOK 130
Children under 16: NOK 50

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, foto: Dag Fosse / KODE