Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 46

BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 046 FOU N DAT I ON S Vertavo Quartet with Paul Lewis m World class celebration. H Å KO N S H A L L E N I ​ n 1984 four teenagers had the brilliant idea of combining forces in a string quartet. Thirty-five years and countless concerts, prizes and record- ings later the now renowned Vertavo Quartet gives an anniversary concert in Håkonshallen, joined by guest soloist Paul Lewis (piano). DAT E/ T I M E Sunday 02 June at 18:30 D U RAT IO N 1:40 including interval AD D I T I O N A L IN FO RM ATI O N ​ aul Lewis is also P performing in Grieg’s villa Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May at 22:30, see p. 56. T IC KET Standard: 430/460 Senior: 387/414 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 344/368 BT Fordel: 322/345​ The Norwegian string players, who consistently receive praise and recognition worldwide for their captivating musical expression, have been referred to as ‘the queens of chamber music’. As the oldest active quartet in Norway – and the oldest female quartet in the world – they hold a special place in the history of music. Vertavo Quartet Øyvor Volle violin Annabella Meare violin Berit Cardas viola Bjørg Lewis cello Paul Lewis piano JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809) String quartet no. 2 in F major, op. 74 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791) Piano Concerto, K414 BEDŘICH SMETANA (1824–1884) String Quartet no. 1 in E minor, JB 1:105 Aus meinem Leben ‘Assiduous work, solid cohesion and the urge to tell a story in music – this is our holy trinity,’ says violist Berit Cardas. They have collaborated with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and violinist Lawrence Power in addi- tion to touring as a quintet with pianist Paul Lewis. During their anniversary concert the Vertavo Quartet performs works they have lived with for several decades, in what the queens themselves refer to as ‘a lovely programme that shows a lot of what we are.’ Time to celebrate! 046 #FE STSPILLEN E19