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26 May - 09 June 2021

Christian Ihle Hadland

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A revolutionary evening with the American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Pianist Christian Ihle Hadland is well known to audiences at the Bergen International Festival and performed many concerts during last year's festival. He has played with all the leading orchestras in Norway and had his international breakthrough in 2011 when he participated in BBC New Generation Artist, and was a soloist with the five BBC orchestras for two years. Ihle Hadland has been nominated for the Spellemann Award several times, and in 2014 he won the award for his release of Holberg Variations together with Erlend Skomsvoll and the chamber orchestra 1B1.

In addition to being sought after on prominent stages both at home and abroad, the pianist teaches at the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo and is the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival's artistic director.

In Troldsalen, he will play The People United Will Never Be Defeated by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. The composition consists of 36 variations of the Chilean song El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! by Sergio Ortega and Quilapayún. This iconic piece became a symbol of the people's opposition to the Pinochet regime in Chile.

During this year's festival, Christian Ihle Hadland will also play together with violinist Johan Dalene.

Photo: Nikolaj Lund


The event is filmed. Cameras can be an inconvenience to the audience at the venue. No admittance after the doors close, 5 mins before the event begins. Any distribution, copying and downloading of video content is strictly forbidden.

Christian Ihle Hadland replaces pianist Marianna Shirinyan, who was previously announced as the pianist at this concert. The programme remains unchanged.

The Bergen International Festival is carried out in accordance with the government's and local authorities' current requirements and guidelines for COVID-19. Read more here.

Digital pass or ticket holder? Watch the event here.



​1 h


At the venue
Standard: 470
Senior: 423
Under 30/student: 190
BT Fordel: 352

Digital event
Standard: 250
Under 30/Student: 150
BT Fordel: 180
Household: 400

Digital pass or ticket holder? Watch the event here.


Public transportation: Closest light rail stop is Hop (20 min walk, follow signs to Troldhaugen)

Car & parking: Troldhaugen is a 15-min drive south of Bergen city center. 


    • Christian Ihle Hadland piano​

Music by

    • Rzewski 


    • Frederic Rzewski (1938–)
      The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
      36 variations

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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