Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 36

036 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S FOU N DAT ION S Leif Ove Andsnes & Friends I Debussy, Mozart & Fauré T IC K E T * DAT E / T IME Full price: 400 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount 1:35 including interval OT H E R Introduction in Norwegian by Erling Dahl jr at 18:55 Leif Ove Andsnes & Friends In the concert series Leif Ove Andsnes and Friends, we present a broad spectrum of chamber music with established celebrities and upcoming Norwegian talent. Sponsored by Statoil In 2014 the Bergen International Festival initiated an entirely new project in which Leif Ove Andsnes collaborated with rising Norwegian stars. The result was a chamber music concert in Grieghallen, which received an overwhelming reception, with superlatives in the press and standing ovations. 036 W W W.FIB.N O This mentoring project is now being further developed, and we have the pleasure of presenting a series of concerts with three mentors and four talented musicians. At the forefront is Leif Ove Andsnes, and his fellow mentors are the Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen and the Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai, accompanied by Håvard Gimse on the piano. The four young musicians are Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (viola), Ragnhild Hemsing (violin), Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen (cello) and Ellen Nisbeth (viola). All have won several national and international awards and have performed at the Bergen International Festival. m LO G E N T E AT E R T IC K E T * DAT E / T IME Full price: 350 Under 30: 150 Wednesday 03 June at 21:00 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Leif Ove Andsnes says, 'Debussy's fabulous violin and cello sonatas are the features that link the works in this concert. Two of Debussy's favourite composers are also represented: Fauré, with his grandiose first Piano Quartet, and Mozart, in one of his finest chamber music pieces, the Piano Trio in E major.' Leif Ove Andsnes piano Håvard Gimse piano Akiko Suwanai violin Ragnhild Hemsing violin Ellen Nisbeth viola Torleif Thedéen cello Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen cello In 2015 it is 150 years since the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born in Tavastehus. Leif Ove Andsnes explains, 'For this Sibelius anniversary I have compiled a programme that I have always dreamt of: piano pieces, chamber music and not least his melodramas in music and words. More than anything it makes me feel at home in the Nordic countries.' Leif Ove Andsnes piano Håvard Gimse piano Ragnhild Hemsing violin Melina Mandozzi violin Jutta Morgenstern violin Hayato Naka violin Ellen Nisbeth viola Ilze Klava viola Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen cello Torleif Thedéen cello Ragnild H Lothe ܛ