Episode 6: Hallgrim Hansegård – Movement from the North, heritage of dance

Hallgrim Hansegård has truly made a name with bringing the rich traditional folk dance 'halling' to the global audiences, both through live performances, TV productions and even video games. Known for his innovative and playful dance projects, Hallgrim is continuously breaking physical, psychological and cultural barriers. His projects had been performed in more than 30 [...]

Klassisk CD blogspot: Podcast: Unveiling Nordic (NO)

Klassisk CD Blogspot - Trond Erikson , 16. november 2020 Fiolinisten Eldbjørg Hemsing har lansert podcasten The Nordics Unveiled, der hun ønsker å utforske temaene nordisk mytologi, folkemusikken, samisk tradisjon, oppdagelse av glemte verk innenfor musikken, filosofi, arkitektur og natur. Slikt blir det spennende lytting av. Eldbjørg Hemsing har vokst opp i en bygd og et dalføre som [...]

Oppland Arbeiderblad: Eldbjørg Hemsing med podkast om det mystiske nordiske (NO)

Eldbjørg Hemsing - The Nordics Unveiled for Oppland Arbeiderblad

Frode Hermanrud - Oppland Arbeiderblad, 8. 11. 2020 Eldbjørg Hemsing med podkast om det mystiske nordiske: – Jeg ser på podkaster som lydbøker som har tatt et steg videre Det såkalte nordiske uttrykket har blitt en sjanger både innenfor litteratur og musikk, men hva er egentlig typisk nordisk? I podkasten «The Nordics Unveiled» dykker Eldbjørg [...]

Episode 3: Ottar Kåsa – “Instrument of the devil” Hardanger fiddle

Ottar Kåsa is renowned Hardanger fiddle player and violinmaker, praised for making first class instruments. After attending the prestigious Ole Bull Academy in Voss, he established his own workshop, continuing nurturing the expertise of craftmanship of Hardanger fiddle making and playing.The oldest found Hardanger fiddle dates back to a year 1651, belonging to Ole Jonsen [...]

Musical chairs: new Stradivaris for top violin soloists

The Strad - September 16, 2020 Eldbjørg Hemsing receives the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ while Janine Jansen has the 1715 ‘Rode, Duke of Cambridge’ Two of the world’s leading female violinists have been granted the use of ‘golden period’ Stradivari violins. Norwegian soloist Eldbjørg Hemsing is now playing the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ Stradivari violin, [...]

Recording feature: The Violin Channel – OUT NOW

The Violin Channel - OUT NOW | Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing’s New CD: ‘Grieg Violin Sonatas’ [LISTEN] BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing's new album: 'Grieg: The Violin Sonatas' Recorded with pianist Simon Trpčeski, the disc features Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major Op. 8, Violin Sonata No. 2 [...]

SWEET SPOT Radio mit Eldbjørg Hemsing Eine Zeitreise nach Hause

12.03.2020 von Pauline Link - Sweet SPOT BR Klassik Die Geigerin Eldbjørg Hemsing hat sich auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit der norwegischen Musik begeben. Heraus kamen überraschende Zusammenhänge zu ihrer eigenen Familiegeschichte, die Eldbjørg dazu inspirierten, für ihr neues Album selbst zu komponieren. Musik hat schon immer zu ihrer Familie gehört. Eldbjørg beginnt schon [...]

ELDBJØRG HEMSING IN PRESTO CLASSICAL

Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgström's Violin Concerto Katherine Cooper | Presto Classical | 14th May 2018 For her debut solo recording (out now on BIS), the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing pairs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with a very different (and far less familiar) work: the lush 1914 Violin Concerto by composer and music-journalist Hjalmar Borgstrøm, [...]

ELDBJØRG HEMSING IN CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE

Eldbjørg Hemsing prominently featured in May 2018 issue of CLASSICAL MUSIC magazine (UK) Violinist Jack Liebeck curates this strings edition of Classical Music encompassing his many artistic passions, from music education and photography through to practical advice for performers on maintaining healthy technique and taking instruments on tour. Professors Brian Cox, Robert Winston and Brian [...]

ELDBJØRG HEMSING INTERVIEW IN THE ARTS DESK

Credits: Photography by Nikolaj Lund

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing: 'in the moments when magic happens, you think, that's why we do this' On a Norwegian rediscovery, communication and twentysomething enterprise by David Nice | theartsdesk.com | 28 April 2018 In a classical recording industry seemingly obsessed with marketing beautiful young female violinists, but very often presenting them in repertoire to which [...]

MUSIKKULTUR – ELDBJØRGS ÆRA

Eldbjørg Hemsing står foran sitt store, internasjonale gjennombrudd. Med seg på reisen har hun en norsk fiolinkonsert som har vært glemt i hundre år. Publisert 05.02.2018 | Ingvild Amdal Myklebust Hovedscenen på Nationaltheatret i Oslo har aldri vært større enn den maidagen i 1996. På klakkende bunadsko inntar hun flomlyset sammen med storesøster Ragnhild på [...]

ELDBJØRG HEMSING IN KLASSISK MAGAZINE

Nordiske Violinkoncerter Skandinaviske violinister graver i disse år i egen baghave og finder alternativer til de kendte violinkoncerter af Tjajkovskij og Mendelssohn. På den måde er noele romantiske violinkoncerter dukket op i både Denmark, Norge og Sverige, der ikke er til at sta for. En overraskelse er også violinkoncerten af nordmanden Hjalmar Borgstrøm (1864-1925). Han [...]