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10-12 NOVEMBER 2017, NYNORSKENS HUS, OSLO


BEETHOVEN PÅ 123

16TH - 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

a festival organised by

the engegård quartet

and

NYNORSKENS HUS

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO A THREE DAY EXPLORATION INTO THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF Ludvig van Beethoven. INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CLASSICAL MUSICIANS MEET FOLK MUSICIANS, DANCERS, ACADEMICS AND STUDENTS IN A FESTIVAL EMBRACING THE STAGE, THE WRITTEN WORD, CONVERSATION, DANCE, AND OF COURSE, MUSIC.

 

FESTIVAL HOME: NYNORSKENS HUS, OSLO

 

TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED IN THE SUMMER

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10-12 NOVEMBER 2017, NYNORSKENS HUS, OSLO


BEETHOVEN PÅ 123

16TH - 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

a festival organised by

the engegård quartet

and

NYNORSKENS HUS

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO A THREE DAY EXPLORATION INTO THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF Ludvig van Beethoven. INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CLASSICAL MUSICIANS MEET FOLK MUSICIANS, DANCERS, ACADEMICS AND STUDENTS IN A FESTIVAL EMBRACING THE STAGE, THE WRITTEN WORD, CONVERSATION, DANCE, AND OF COURSE, MUSIC.

 

FESTIVAL HOME: NYNORSKENS HUS, OSLO

 

TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED IN THE SUMMER

buy tickets here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME


PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME


PROGRAMME

FrIDAy 16th november 2018

7pm: Beethoven 1

Details to come.


SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2018

12pm: Coffee Concert

Details to come.

3pm: Beethoven 2

Details to come.

7pm: "Ode to joy"

Details to come.

 

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

12pm: Coffee Concert

Details to come.

3pm: "Beethoven and the Archduke"

Details to come.

7pm: Beethoven 3

Details to come.

 

Experience the whole festival with a festivalpass – to be available soon!

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THE MUSICIANS


THE MUSICIANs

THE MUSICIANS


THE MUSICIANs

ENGEGÅRD QUARTET

Arvid Engegård & Alex Robson – violins
Juliet Jopling – viola Jan Clemens Carlsen – cello

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2006, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. The quartet’s debut CD was praised as ‘breath-taking’ in The Strad, while their second release won Pizzicato magazine’s ‘Supersonic Award’. More recently, their CD of works by Grieg, Sibelius and Thommessen was praised by Tully Potter in Music Web International as ‘what Grieg lovers have been waiting for’.

The Engegård Quartet has a busy concert schedule throughout Scandinavia and further afield. They have performed in some of Europe’s finest venues including the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil. Festival performances include the Delft Chamber Music Festival, SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, and Heidelberg’s Streichquartettfest. Members of the quartet are also deeply involved in bringing superb chamber music to Norway – Arvid Engegård as founder of the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, and Juliet Jopling as founder and co-artistic director of the Oslo Quartet Series.

The Engegård Quartet has had the honour to work with (among others) Sir András Schiff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, and Emma Johnson MBE. They also love to collaborate with colleagues from different musical traditions, including fusions with hardanger fiddler Nils Økland and with jazz violinist Ola Kvernberg, and a programme of Ibsen and Beethoven with actor Bjørn Sundquist. The Engegård Quartet is very excited to be performing a new string quartet composed by Olli Mustonen this season.

The Engegård Quartet is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

Tor espen aspaas – piano

Tor Espen Aspaas is one of the most outstanding pianists and music communicators of his generation in Norway. In 2016 he was made knighted with the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his achievements and his contribution to Norwegian music and culture.

In 2006 he was appointed university professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music where, in addition to his teaching duties, he is currently doing a research project looking into the role of improvisation in the creative processes and works of Beethoven, see www.nmh.no.

Following graduation from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1996 Aspaas gave a critically acclaimed debut recital in Oslo the following year. Tor Espen has recently performed both in the Norwegian Opera House and in the Carnegie Hall, NY. He has received numerous grants and awards (among the more recent are the Lindeman-prize, the Levin-prize, and the Nils Larsen Grant) and he has appeared as a soloist with several international orchestras, as well as with all of Norway's professional orchestras. Among the many conductors Aspaas has collaborated with in his solo career are Brüggen, Sinaysky, Plasson, Karpe, Eggen, Engeset, Gupta and Engegård.

His discography is comprehensive, including internationally acclaimed solo CDs of works by Beethoven, Schönberg, Berg and Webern, as well as the complete piano works by Paul Dukas. Aspaas was one of the initiators behind the chamber music festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden in Røros, Norway, and its first artistic director from 1999-2008, see www.vinterfestpill.no.

Silke avenhaus – piano

Silke has been astounding both audiences and critic for years with her artistry, gripping interpretations and wonder of exploring music. Avenhaus’ most recent recording combines works by Wagner, Liszt and Rossini in a "Salon Chromatique et Harmonique", thus placing them in surprising contexts. Her joyous and creative approach to the piano and chamber music literature has led to numerous awards including the Diapason d'Or, the Supraphon Award and a nomination for a Grammy Award. Silke has already produced more than 30 CDs for EMI, ECM, Koch, Tudor, cpo, Berlin Classics, AVI and Harmonia Mundi. Silke Avenhaus is a regular guest of renowned concert series and festivals in Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia, and performs regularly in the worlds most loved chamber music venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, and the Carnegie Recital Hall New York. She has performed at Marlboro Music Festival, Berliner Festwochen, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and many others. Silke Avenhaus regularly performs with artists such as Marie Luise Neuenecker, Christoph Poppen, Jörg Widmann, Thomas Zehetmair, Tabea Zimmermann and with Sabine Meyer in the Ensemble Collage. She has a particularly close musical partnership with Quirine Viersen and Antje Weithaas, with whom she has recorded numerous CDs. Silke Avenhaus is a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and is a regular lecturer at Villa Musica. Silke Avenhaus is co-founder of the series "sounds and science", which runs at the Konzerthaus Wien. In addition, she is involved in "Artists for a better future", an artist ring that promotes social projects worldwide.

Marianne Thorsen – Violin

Born in Trondheim, Marianne Thorsen was taught by Bjarne Fiskum and later by Gyorgy Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won the Roth Prize. Thorsen had previously won the First Prize in the Sparre Olsen Competition in 1984 and in the Norwegian National String Competition in 1986. Marianne continued to harvest in international accolades, with the “Outstanding Merit Prize” in the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in 1992, and the Emily English Award in 1995. Thorsen was Rikskonsertene’s “Young Soloist” in 1998 and she won the First Prize at the Sion International Violin Competition in Switzerland in 2003.

Thorsen has performed as a soloist with several leading European orchestras, and Ketil Hvoslef’s Violin Concerto is dedicated to Marianne. In 1991 she founded the Leopold String Trio which toured extensively, playing at Carnegie Hall, New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Marianne lived in London for 20 years, where she established herself as a leading chamber musician, not only with the Leopold String Trio, but also as the violinist in the much-loved Nash Ensemble.

Marianne Thorsen was awarded the Spellemans Prize for the best classical recording in 2007. She is Professor of Violin in Trondheim’s Music Conservatory, and plays on a “Pressenda” violin made in Torino in 1841.

Georgy Tchaidze – Piano

Georgy Tchaidze possesses “fine sensibility and a perfectly honed technique” according to The Telegraph in its’ review of Tchaidze’s Wigmore Hall debut.

Since becoming 1st Prize Laureate of Honens International Piano Competition in 2009, Tchaidze has performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia to great acclaim, including at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, and at festivals including Canada’s Toronto Summer Music, Ottawa International Chamber Music, Germany's Kissinger Sommer, Young Euro Classic, Switzerland's Verbier, Septembre Musicale, Norway's Lofoten International Piano, Festspiellene i Nord-Norge and France’s Piano aux Jacobins.

In the summer 2015 Georgy Tchaidze was awarded 1st Prize at the “Top of the World” International Piano Competition in Tromso, Norway and then asked to replace Sir Andras Schiff at the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. Tchaidze’s reputation as a sensitive collaborative pianist is blossoming. He tours regularly with Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet and performed with the esteemed Borodin Quartet in 2013.

Tchaidze has three recordings on the Honens label: a live recording with Cecilia String Quartet, an all-Schubert album and a disc of works by Medtner, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev. Tchaidze lives and studies in Berlin.

Øystein Sonstad – Cello

Sonstad was born in Størdal, Trondelag and as a child studied with Harald Ragen and attended Kåre Opdals’s Saturday School. While a young student, Øystein was a member of the Nidaros String Quartet, Norway’s Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Trondheim Soloists.

Øystein Sonstad took his Bachelor degree with Aage Kvalbein at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he met Mstislav Rostropovitch among others, and completed his studies with Emma Ferrand at the Northern College of Music where he was awarded the Leonard Rose Award for outstanding performance. Sonstad has performed as soloist with several of the Norway’s leading orchestras and won 1st prize in numerous competitions including "The Princess Astrid Competition" in 1996.

Since co-founding the Oslo String Quartet in 1991 he has built up a considerable reputation as a chamber musician. Sonstad is also well respected as an arranger and composer. Besides being a solo cellist in the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (1997-2003) he has been a long-standing member of the Diamond Ensemble in Copenhagen as well as the Northern Light Ensemble.

Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy – Tenor

The Norwegian tenor Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy has appeared with the Norwegian National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera North, Grand Teatro del Liceu, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Symphony Orchestra and at the Bergen Festival.

In 2008 Thorbjørn sang Pelléas for the Independent Opera’s production of Pelléas et Mélisande at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, and in 2011 he gave a song recital at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen. In the same season, Thorbjørn sang his first Rodolfo in La Bohème as well as the tenor part in Haydn’s Creation and the role of Anatol in Barber’s Vanessa.

Highlights have included two Gala Opera concerts in Bergen conducted by Andrew Litton, the role of Juan in Massenet’s Don Quichotte for the Chelsea Opera Group at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Rodolfo/La Bohème for the Nationale Reisopera in Holland, and Tenor 1 in Martin’s Le Vin Herbé at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.

Thorbjørn worked at The Norwegian National Opera in Oslo 2015-2017 where he has performed several leading roles to great acclaim. With the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra he has recently sung Mozart’s Requiem, Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène and Brecht’s/ Weill’s Die sieben Totsünden. Thorbjørn is a passionate Lieder singer and together with pianist John Lidal he has performed Dichterliebe by Schumann at recital concerts, lately at The Norwegian National Opera.

Øyvind Bjorå – violin

Øyvind Bjorå, born in 1974 in Norway, has distinguished himself as a leader of orchestral ensembles. Formerly concertmaster of the Trondheim Symphony and Bergen Philharmonic, he has since 2005 led the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, and he has appeared as guest with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Danish National Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon. After a concert in Carnegie Hall where he led Bartok’s Divertimento for strings, with Risør Festival Strings, the New York Times wrote: “…I cannot recall a more persuasive account, conducted or otherwise.”

As a chamber musician, Øyvind Bjorå has performed in the Wigmore and Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with, amongst others, Sveinung Bjelland, Leif Ove Andsnes, Saleem Abboud Ashkar, Marc-André Hamelin, Martin Fröst and Torleif Thedéen, at the Festspillene in Bergen and at other major chamber music festivals.

After he finished conducting studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Ole Kristian Ruud, Bjorå has had a rising career as a conductor. He has conducted the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphony orchestras in Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand, the Arctic Philharmonic, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Military Bands in Oslo and Trondheim. From 2014 to 2016 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of one of the ensembles of the Arctic Philharmonic  – the  Sinfonietta in Bodø.
Øyvind plays a violin made by Matteo Goffriller in Venezia, 1721, provided by Dextra Musica.
 

NORDBERG STRING ORCHESTRA

Nordberg String Orchestra is a neighbourhood children’s orchestra founded in 2010. It grew unbelievably quickly, having now a stable membership of 90 children between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. It has grown to encompass three orchestras, several chamber music groups, and teaching on all the string instruments. The teachers and conductors are among Norway’s most successful musicians, including Mari Lerseth, Juliet Jopling, Arvid Engegård, Øyvind Bjorå, Vivian Sunnarvik and several more prominent pedagogues. Nordberg String Orchestra provides and fun yet ambitious cultural role in a neighbourhood otherwise completely obsessed with sport. The children receive weekly individual teaching, weekly orchestra, and at least twice a year, and seminar away from home. Seminar leaders have included Håvard Svendsrud (traditional Norwegian and Swedish dance music), Atle Sponberg (tango), Arvid Engegård (Grieg’s Holberg Suite) and this Spring, Solfrid Molland (gypsy music).

Nordberg String Orchestra is run by a voluntary board from the children's parents.

 

DEN MANGFALDIGE SCENEN

Den mangfaldige scenen (DMS) is a theatre group for children and teenagers. It welcomes 150 members every year between the ages of 6 and 28 years. Their focus is on individual expression and creativity, taking account of the varied and cultural backgrounds each child or teenager, and offering them a chance to develop their talents with professional actors. Our aim is to find new forms of expression through the meeting of different cultural heritages. DMS offers a platform for future artists. In 2016, our students have worked with Kai Johnsen, Bjørn Sundquist, Morten Espeland, Sarah Camille, Mette Karlsvik, Camara Joof, Liv Hege Skagestad, Ranveig Thon Bjørnestad, Morten Olaussen, Anders Nordhammer, Greg Riddell, Marius Nøkleberg, and Mara Trana. Students work together on a weekly basis and participate in regular seminars, always towards a performance of greater or lesser size. Together with the Norwegian Theatre, DMS was awarded the Norwegian audience prize, and has been sited as an important sourceof inspiration for a Danish children’s theatre. DMS has enjoyed wide acclaim with their performance of Pavlovs tispe (Joof/Johnsen) which they performed for 40 000 teenagers in Norway/the North in 2016/2017. DMS is part of BUL in Oslo, the Norwegian Theater and Norwegian Youth, and it’s home is Nynorskens hus. 

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NYNORSKENS HOUSE


nynorskens hOUSE

NYNORSKENS HOUSE


nynorskens hOUSE

NYNORSKENS HOUSE

Nynorskens House was opened in 2014 and aims to be a cultural arena in Norway's capital city, Oslo. It is a meeting point for a wide range of artistic expression - theatre, dance, music, language, debate, literature,  crafts, design and research, welcoming children, young people, adults, amateurs and professionals alike.  It is place to explore and experience the rich traditions of the Nynorsk language, to create new forms of expression, and to build knowledge and togetherness. Nynorskens Hus aims to contribute to the cultural development of Norway; providing a public arena for a diversity of genre. Our two main areas for focus in the coming years are Jon Fosse and chamber music. Nynorskens Hus aims to offer the language of Nynorsk to a wider public. 

NYNORSKENS HOUSE, ROSENKRANTZ' GATE 8, 0159 OSLO 


«We are very happy to be working with the Engegård Quartet to present Beethoven på 123. This minifestival will shape Nynorskens House's profile Autumn 2018.»
 

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TICKETS & PRACTICAL INFO


tickets & practical info

TICKETS & PRACTICAL INFO


tickets & practical info

Tickets will be made available during the summer.

Accommodation and Catering

Hotel Bondeheimen is offering reduced rates during Mozart på 123
Send an email to the Engegård Quartet's Manager for more information

Kaffistova is open for the whole festival, and will be offering a "Mozart" menu.
Hotel guests, and festival pass holders, will receive 20% off. 

Festival pass holders will be offered a 10% reduction on traditional Norwegian clothing and more at Heimen Husflid.

Nynorskens Hus, Hotel Bondeheimen, Kaffistova and Heimen Husflid
are all within the same building.  They are within a short walking distance of the Stortinget and National Teatret Underground stations situated right in the heart of Oslo.

Nynorskens Hus, Rosenkrantz Gate 8, 0159 Oslo
 

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CONTACT INFO


CONTACT

CONTACT INFO


CONTACT

Sarah C Aker

Manager - Engegård Quartet
Mobile: + 47 92261724
Email: sarah (at) engegardquartet.com

www.engegardkvartetten.no

 

Festival ARTISTIC DIRECTORS - Arvid Engegård and Juliet Jopling

Artistic director for Nynorsken house, the Den mangfaldige scenen and festival artistic advisor - liv hege skagestad

Mobile: + 47 41507981 (Arvid), +47 94402534 (Juliet), +47 48099809 (Liv Hege)
Email: arvid (at) engegard.com, post (at) engegardquartet.com or liv.hege.skagestad (at) bul.no

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