Spring at Troldhaugen.
Violinist Michael Germer and pianist Silke Avenhaus celebrate the season with Beethoven's Spring Sonata and works by Dvořák and Bull.
The artists perform together for the first time at this year’s Bergen International Festival.
Beethoven's famous Violin Sonata no. 5, the 'Spring Sonata', opens 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. Germer and Avenhaus will also be performing Ole Bull's Lonesome moments.
Violin Sonata in A Major by Belgian composer César Franck is known for its deftly balanced violin and piano parts and for its cyclic form. This work is the finale of this concert in Troldsalen at Edvard and Nina Grieg's Troldhaugen.
Image: Michael Germer (photo: Nikolaj Lund), Silke Avenhaus (photo: Susie Knoll)
Performance programme (pdf)
Violinist Michael Germer replaces violinist Tai Murray at this concert (updated 26 May 2022). Parts of the programme have been changed. Everyone who has purchased tickets to the concert, will be contacted.
New date: This event was postponed from the 2021 Bergen International Festival and has a new concert date in 2022.