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 .'
– ROMSDALS BUDSTIKKE
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.
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