Norland Music Festival – SPIRE

Nordland Music Festival Chamber Music - Academy Program SPIRE is a mentoring program presented within Norland Music Festival, specifically designed for talents within the classical music sphere that facilitates self-development in several areas. SPIRE´s focus is to support musicians in development of artistry both on their instrument as well as in the process of developing their [...]

Recording review: Rheinische Post – Geigerin Eldbjørg Hemsing gilt als eines der größten Klassik-Talente (DE)

Von Wolfram Goertz - Rheinische Post, 28. 6. 2020 Oslo Anne-Sophie Mutters Erbin: Eldbjørg Hemsing aus Norwegen gilt als herausragendes Musikertalent. Auf ihrer neuen CD spielt sie die Sonaten ihres berühmten Landsmanns Edvard Grieg. Die Welt schaut seit einigen Jahren gern nach Norwegen, weil das eher unscheinbar an die Westkünste Skandinaviens geflanschte, tief zerfurchte Land der Welt [...]

Recording review: Gramophone Magazine – Grieg

Richard Bratby, Gramophone Magazine - May 2020 Game of Tones? I know it's not the done thing to comment on CD covers, but when an artist has made an effort to look strikingly, it surely deserves mention. Eldbjørg Hemsing stands in a brooding northern landscape, looking utterly commanding; an image which everything about this disc [...]

Radio feature: Deutschlandfunk – Tonart Klassik

‚Tonart Klassik‘ im Deutschlandfunk und Deutschlandfunk Kultur , Montag 11 Mai - Moderation: Philipp Quiring Die Violinsonaten von Edvard Grieg stehen im Mittelpunkt der Sendung. Die drei Werke dokumentieren verschiedene Lebensphasen von Grieg, stehen für seine Studentenzeit in Leipzig, seine Eheschließung und nicht zuletzt für seine norwegische Heimat. Die Geigerin Eldbjørg Hemsing hat sie eingespielt. [...]

Recording review: Eldbjørg Hemsing hjem til Valdres med Grieg

Eldbjørg Hemsings spenstige og kraftfulle spillestil får Griegs fiolinsonater til å fremstå mer duggfriske enn noensinne. ★★★★★★ Edvard Griegs tre fiolinsonater tilhører standardrepertoaret for fiolinister, og er noe av det fineste norsk musikkhistorie har å by på. Ved siden av de «Lyriske stykkene» for klaver er sonatene den eneste verkkategori hvor man kan følge Griegs [...]

Recording review: Pizzicato – Dem Ansinnen von Grieg folgend

Rezension von Uwe Krusch - Pizzicato ★★★★ Die drei Violinsonaten von Grieg sind schon eine Welt für sich. Einerseits hochgradig ausgefeilt komponierte Musik, machen sie doch immer wieder Platz für volksmusikalische Rhythmen und Melodien. Diese beiden Schichten, die auch generell ein Charakteristikum der Werke dieses Komponisten sind, lässt manche Hörer an der Werthaltigkeit dieses Œuvre [...]

Recording review: Crescendo Magazine BE

Deux nouvelles visions des sonates pour violon et piano de Grieg Le 13 avril 2020 par Jean Lacroix - Crescendo Magazine Son ★★★★★★★★★★ Livret ★★★★★★★★★★ Répertoire ★★★★★★★★★ Interprétation ★★★★★★★★★ Le hasard des parutions discographiques met en présence deux nouveautés qui proposent chacune une intégrale des trois sonates pour violon et piano de Grieg, dont l’une [...]

Radio features: WFMT with Grieg violin sonatas

New Releases with Lisa Flynn, April 3rd 2020 Following acclaimed recordings of concertos by Tan Dun and Josef Suk, the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing returns to her roots in this Grieg recital, joined by Simon Trpceski at the piano. Each of Edvard Grieg’s three violin sonatas marks a decisive phase in the composer’s artistic development. [...]

ARTE Concert – Stars von morgen@Home

Junge Künstler, die in Rolando Villazóns ARTE-Sendereihe „Stars von morgen“ ihren ersten großen TV-Auftritt hatten und die sich inzwischen in der internationalen Klassikszene einen Namen gemacht haben, spielen und singen in ihrem „Guten Stube“, im Kinderzimmer mit Krabbelbaby, vor Stapeln von Umzugskartons oder auch im indonesischen Hotelzimmer. View full broadcast here Louise Alder stammt aus einer Musikerfamilie. [...]

Radio Feature: BBC Radio 3 – Record Review

Andrew McGregor -Record Review Bach's Violin Concerto in E in Building a Library with Mark Lowther and Andrew McGregor New classical releases, including Harriet Smith on chamber music, and in Building a Library, Mark Lowther recommends a recording of Bach's Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042. Program presented by Andrew McGregor. Listen to the full program [...]

Recording Review: Rondo Magazin

Matthias Siehler, RONDO - Das Klassik & Jazz Magazin - 28.03.2020 ★★★★ BIS Records/ Klassikcenter Kassel BISSACD-2456(72 Min., 12/2018, 03 & 09/2019) Sie greift kraftvoll zu, sie klingt rau, kompakt, fassbar. Der Geigenton der jungen Norwegerin Eldbjørg Hemsing atmet nichts Leichtgewichtiges, Esoterisches, Anämisches. Diese Künstlerin hat einen Willen und eine Vorstellung, sie möchte wissen, dabei [...]

Recording review: The Classic Review

Azusa Ueno - The Classic Review March 24, 2020 There is a large gap between Grieg’s first 2 Violin Sonatas and the Third, written 20 years later. Composed when Grieg was 22 (1865), the First Sonata is idyllic and optimistic, and we see him trying to reconcile classical form with unique and nationalist language. Hemsing [...]

Eldbjørg Hemsing with new recording release ‘Grieg – The Violin Sonatas’

Credits: Photography by Nikolaj Lund

Following the acclaimed recordings of concertos by Borgström and Shostakovich, Dvořák and Suk, and by Tan Dun, Eldbjørg Hemsing is following in the footsteps of her great-great-grandfather, who once inspired Edvard Grieg to compose one of his most famous works. Joint by Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, Eldbjørg is embarks the journey of Grieg violin sonatas on her latest release [...]

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, [...]

DEBUT CD REVIEW IN THE STRAD

"…Eldbjørg Hemsing […] makes a good start with this powerful performance. A gorgeous, open-hearted piece, full of flowing lyricism, to which she brings warm and beautiful playing… Hemsing weaves steadily and unfussily, but with increasing emotional intensity. The finale scuttles along brilliantly." Tim Homfray | The Strad | 9th May 2018 The Norwegian composer Hjalmar [...]

DEBUT CD REVIEW IN DEN KLASSISKE CD-BLOGGEN

Rating 6/6 Stars: "Eldbjørg Hemsing's wide spectrum of sound and delicate virtuosity fits this concerto very well. She shows a technique and a virtuosity that is admirable. This recording can in many ways be regarded as Hemsing's masterpiece - and she has passed this exam with flying colors." Trond Erikson | Den Klassiske CD-Bloggen | [...]

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 [...]