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. [...]

Opening concert of Bergen International Arts Festival

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with chief conductor Edvard GardnerEinar SelvikMari EriksmoenEldbjørg HemsingLeif Ove Andsnes Welcome to the grand opening of the 68th Bergen International Festival! ​The Bergen International Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, which has taken place every year since 1953. Though we can’t share the joys of music and the stage in [...]

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 RONDO

"…with her supreme violinistic ease, sprightly personality and wonderfully clear and pure lyrical tone (2nd movement), the violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing transforms this repertoire rarity into a worthwhile rediscovery or new discovery. Hemsing’s mastery of the entire Shostakovich spectrum, from gloomy bitterness to grotesquely-virtuosic agility, is then demonstrated in her collaboration with the highly committed Wiener [...]