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25 May - 08 June 2022

Spring at Lysøen

Violinist Tai Murray and pianist Silke Avenhaus celebrate the season with Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and works by Scott and Bull.

Tai Murray (photo: Gaby Merz), Silke Avenhus (photo: Susie Knoll)
Tai Murray (photo: Gaby Merz), Silke Avenhus (photo: Susie Knoll)

Update 14 April 2021: This concert with Tai Murray and Silke Avenhaus has been postponed and will not take place during the 2021 Festival as previously announced. Updated details for the event will be announced in connection with the programme release for the 2022 Bergen International Festival.

Transparencia by American composer Jeff Scott starts with fast, rolling melodic lines that represent the sound of waves coming to shore. Surrounded by the sea this work opens the concert at Ole Bull’s island paradise Lysøen.

American Tai Murray and German Silke Avenhaus, who regularly perform together, will do two concerts at Lysøen Saturday 29 May. 'Like a magnet that pulls in the listener … infused with a powerful current, an energy and force', wrote one reviewer after a concert with the duo.

Beethoven’s famous Violin Sonata no. 5, the 'Spring Sonata', is the finale of the programme. The effervescent, graceful work is loved by violinists, pianists and audiences alike, and you can almost hear the buds of spring opening in the music. Murray and Avenhaus will also be performing Ole Bull’s Cantabile dolorosa e Rondo giocoso.

By launching performances and artists as they are confirmed, the Festival would like to draw attention to the work our wonderful artists do, though the pandemic may cause numerous changes to the final festival programme.

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