Bergen has nurtured numerous musicians in a variety of genres,
not least classical. This unique concert presents 11 string players from
Bergen who have all made their mark over the past ten years, performing
alongside talented young musicians of today and tomorrow, all from the city of Bergen.
The collaboration has been brought about by the Bergen School
of Music and fine Arts, the music department at Langhaugen College and the
Barratt Due Institute of Music. Over recent years they have provided a
programme for the most motivated young string players, combining extra tuition,
ensemble work, theory and encounters with more experienced musicians. The
remarkable results of this collaboration may be experienced in Universitetsaulaen.
The concert master for the evening is Johanne Haugland from
Bergen, who was born and bred in Bergen and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has studied at the Barratt Due Institue of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Music, and is an active chamber and orchestral musician today. She is a member of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra's musicians' collective and participates in the KonstKnekt academy in collaboration with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic.
The evening's soloist is Sonoko Miriam Welde, a participant in the mentoring programme Crescendo and the winner of NRK's Virtuoso, the Norwegian Soloist Prize and Equinor's talent scholarship. After her first appearance with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of nine, she has performed with a number of orchestras in Norway and abroad. She has been a member of the string quartet Opus13 since 2014, and is currently studying with Janine Jansen at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.Image: Johanne Haugland and Sonoko Miriam Welde (photo: Bård Gundersen)
Events planned for the 2021 Bergen International Festival will be launched throughout the autumn and winter.
It is likely that plans for the 2021 Bergen International Festival will be affected by the pandemic. By launching performances and artists as they are confirmed, the Festival would like to draw attention to the work our wonderful artists do, while knowing that the final festival programme may look different.
The festival will follow the health authorities’ orders and recommendations, and wants to create safe conditions and the least possible inconvenience to our audience. Therefore, ticket sales will not start until the spring.