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26 May - 09 June 2021

Ole Christian Haagenrud

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​A soirée in Grieg’s own parlour.

Ole Christian Haagenrud (born 1989) trained at the Norwegian Academy of Music under professors Jens Harald Bratlie and Håvard Gimse. In 2014, the year of his debut concert in the University Aula, he was awarded the prestigious Robert Levin Festival Prize. In 2017 he gained a place in ArtEx, a cross-genre programme established by Talent Norge and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB focusing on developing careers and artistic integrity.

Sought after as a chamber musician and accompanist, Ole Christian Haagenrud performs regularly at major festivals in Norway and abroad and has already received numerous awards. Among highlights of his career so far are solo performances with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Vienna Musikverein, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Shanghai Concert Hall. Although he has performed at the Bergen International Festival many times before, including concerts with the Crescendo musicians, this is his first solo concert.

'Haagenrud excels just as we have seen and heard him before, so on the ball, so sensitive and so dynamically thorough .'

Photo: Lluis Calm Vidal


​Ole Christian Haagenrud replaces pianist Ingrid Andsnes, who was previously announced as the pianist in Grieg's villa 04 & 05 June. The programme is changed. 

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.

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    • Ole Christian Haagenrud piano

Music by

    • Grieg
    • Chopin
    • Mazzoli
    • Brahms
    • Rakhmaninov
    • Schubert
    • Madsen
    • Kapustin 


    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      Holberg Suite, op. 40
      1. Prelude

    • Frederic Chopin (1810–49)
      Vals Brilliante in A flat major, op. 34:1

    • Johannes Brahms (1833–97)
      Six Piano Pieces, op. 118
      2. Intermezzo in A major

    • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
      Sept Morceaux de Salon, op. 10
      2. Waltz in A major

    • Missy Mazzoli (1980–)
      A Map of Laughter

    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      Lyric Pieces
      Butterfly, op. 43:1
      March of the Dwarfs, op. 54:3

    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      Scenes of Country Life, op. 19
      3. From the Carnival

    • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
      Four Impromptus, D 899
      3. Impromptu in G flat major

    • Trygve Madsen (1940–)
      24 Preludes for Piano, op. 20
      2. Prelude

    • Nikolaj Kapustin (1937–2020)
      Variations, op. 41

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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