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FO UNDATIO NS B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 The duo has not forgotten where they are appearing: they round off the concert with works by Ole Bull. Marianne Thorsen & Håvard Gimse Marianne Thorsen violin Håvard Gimse piano ALF HURUM (1882–1972) Sonata no. 1 i d-minor op. 2 PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Souvenir d'un lieu cher, op. 42 JOHAN HALVORSEN (1864–1935) Air Norvégien, op. 7 OLE BULL (1810–1880) DATE / TI M E DURATIO N Sunday 26 May at 11:30 & 14:30 1:00 Barcarolle Sigrids sang Cantabile (Reminiscencer fra Concerten i Fredriksværn) Polacca Guerriera ​ reasures from two of T Norway's foremost musicians. ’Alf Hurum’s D minor Sonata appea- led to me immediately the first time I heard it, with its extrovert tempera- ment and fresh vitality. We also play Air Norvégien by Johan Halvorsen, one of my favourite works. It is exciting how it combines fantasy, drama and energy,’ she continues. The violinist also has great regard for Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher (Memory of a dear place): ’The piece makes use of the entire register of the instrument, and the infinitely beautiful tunes give the performer the oppor- tunity to really make the violin sing.’ 10-year-old. When she was 16, she was discovered by the German star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who has described her as ’a musician who strives to express herself in her own unique way and has a recognisable sound expression. She is one of the most talented violinists of today.’ In Bergen, Choi plays with the young Russian pianist Dmitry Shishkin. After hearing him play at the Palermo Classica Festival in 2017, she was quick to request a collaboration. Shishkin is studying at the Moscow Conservatory, in addition to his extensive concert activities world- wide. Together they will explore the musi- cal links between Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel and César Franck. Violinist Marianne Thorsen visits the Bergen International Festival at Ole Bull’s home Lysøen with the acclaimed pianist Håvard Gimse. ’I have first and foremost chosen repertoire that I enjoy playing, and I wanted to include Norwegian works that aren’t heard so often these days,’ explains Marianne Thorsen, who is in demand both as a soloist and a cham- ber musician. 059 ’Although their music styles are diffe- rent, there is a lot of musical influence between them’, Choi says. Ye-Eun Choi with Dmitry Shishkin Ye-Eun Choi violin Dmitry Shiskhin piano JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1865–1750) Violin Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014 MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937) DATE / TIME D U R AT I ON Saturday 01 June at 11:30 & 14:30 1:00 Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890) Violin Sonata in A major ​ usical links between Bach, M Ravel and Franck. South Korean Ye-Eun Choi is coming to Bergen for the very first time and is looking forward to experiencing the nature that inspired one of her favourite composers, Edvard Grieg. Choi debuted with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as a WWW.FI B.N O/EN 059