Review: Fire Ritual Recording in The Strad

The Strad Issue: June 2019 Description: ‘World music’ violin concertos receive fiery, thrilling performances Theatrical, charismatic and intricately detailed, these two violin concertos by Tan Dun are the perfect showcase for his sensuous sound world. As a teenager Tan became the conductor of a travelling Peking Opera troupe: echoes of its colourful style are never far from his [...]

REVIEW OF DVORAK&SUK RECORDING IN FANFARE

Fanfare Review of Eldbjørg Hemsing's second solo album release "…flawless intonation, a lovely tone, and, in the bargain, magical phrasing. The finest musicians possess both a keen, unique musical insight, and the technical ability to communicate those insights to their audiences. Hemsing is such an artist. And throughout, Hemsing plays with a true sense of [...]

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 PIZZICATO

"PIZZICATO SUPERSONIC AWARD: An excellent interpretation of Shostakovich’s first Violin Concerto is paired with the almost unknown, yet interesting concerto written by Norwegian composer Hjalmar Borgström, which equally experiences a more than adequate performance." Uwe Krusch | Pizzicato | 7th May 2018 Eröffnet wird diese CD mit dem Violinkonzert von Hjalmar Bjorgström. Wie so viele [...]

ELDBJØRG HEMSING DEBUT CD REVIEW IN THE ARTS DESK

Credits: Photography by Nikolaj Lund

Classical CDs Weekly: Borgström "Wonderfully played […], Eldbjørg Hemsing’s dynamism and rich, warm tone exactly what the concerto needs. She's really impressive." Graham Rickson | theartsdesk.com | 28 April 2018 Hjalmar Borgström sounds like the name of a BBC Four gumshoe, a melancholy detective solving crimes in downtown Tromsø. He was actually a Norwegian composer [...]

DEBUT CD REVIEW IN CRESCENDO

Eldbjørg Hemsing: Der verschollene Norweger "…jointly with Wiener Symphoniker and Conductor Olari Elts, Eldbjørg Hemsing presents an interpretation which is convincing, rich of colors and personal. With consistently brilliant sound and flexible expression, Eldbjørg Hemsing makes this album absolutely worth listening to." Crescendo | Sina Kleinedler | 20 February 2018 Zwei Entdeckungen auf einem Album: [...]

FORTE FEATURE FILM WITH ELDBJØRG HEMSING

"Forte" is the new feature film from David Donnelly("Maestro") on three strong, utmost remarkable and ouststanding women who are achieving unlikely success in classical music: Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing, Argentinian composer and conductor Lucía Caruso and Russian-born violinist Tatiana Berman from the United States. Story: Forte is the international story of three women who are [...]

MOMENTS OF ETHEREAL BEAUTY

“Moments of ethereal beauty as the violin’s melody intertwined with those of the woodwinds” - Reviewed at National Concert Hall, Dublin on 3 November 2017 "Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor is at times an elusive concerto to pull off: true to violin concertos of this era, it is not short on virtuosic bravura passages [...]