Chamber concert at Sentralen /Kammerkonserter på Sentralen

Velkommen til høstens første konsert med Eldbjørg Hemsing med SPIRE & Erlend Apneseth trio med Frode Haltli!

Musikk av Dvorak, Schumann og Erlend Apneseth trioSpire så dagens lys under Nordland musikkfestuke i 2020 med et så inspirerende resultat at vi ønsket å hente det til vår sesongåpning på Sentralen. I tillegg til å få spille med de fremste klassiske musikerne og får deltakerne lære om musikkbransjen gjennom et stort program av møter med internasjonale bransjeeksperter. Eldbjørg Hemsing som er kunstnerisk leder og mentor for programmet SPIRE spiller på konserten på en av verdens fineste fioliner, Rivaz Baron Gutman laget av Antonio Stradivari i Cremona i 1707.

Eldbjørg Hemsing, fiolin
Oda Gunther, fiolin
Alva Holm, fiolin
Elinor David, bratsj
Dorran Alibaud, cello
Sveinung Bjelland, klaver

Erlend Apneseth trio med Frode Haltli
Erlend Apneseth – hardingfele
Frode Haltli – trekkspill
Stephan Meidel – gitar
Øyvind Hegg-Lunde – trommer
Thorolf Thuestad – lydProgram

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 career. Participating musicians will be working in close collaboration with Eldbjørg Hemsing, who is taking the role of Artistic director and Mentor of the program.

Nordland Music Festival is one of the oldest music festivals in the Northern Arctic part of Norway,
celebrating 40th anniversary in 2020. Apart from presenting some of the biggest artistic names during a 2 week festival program, SPIRE is an edition to the festival core that aims to look at stimulating and building a much stronger young artistic base in the city of Bodø and in the Arctic region.

SPIRE has been initiated as part of the artistic projects leading towards the Bodø 2024
The European Capital of Culture and has been also endorsed by the leading music foundation Dextra Musica DNB Savings Banks Foundation. Eldbjørg Hemsing is proud to be named the Artistic director of this chamber music academy program.

“ Most important for young musicians is to know that there is no set path someone should
follow they should be evolving curiosity and stimulate their experimentation to not become
only musicians, but also thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs and agents of change. We have
the responsibility of shaping a more future oriented generations of classical musicians,
where artists are the driving force towards a society with culture at its core, not afraid of
experiments and possible failures.”

Guest faculty members:

Dorran Alibaud, cello

Sveinung Bjelland, piano

Julia Kaiser, guest lecture – masterclass

Manuel Dengler, guest lecture – masterclass

Alexa Smith, guest lecture – masterclass


Eldbjørg Hemsing named 2018 ‘Artist in Residence’ at Stormen Konserthus

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing is the ‘2018 Artist in Residence’ at Stormen Konserthus Bodø Norway, where she will perform in concert and recital on several occasions throughout the year. The iconic concert hall, which is situated in Bodø in the far North of Norway, was unveiled in 2014 and has been praised for both its world-class acoustics and initiative in presenting musical excellence. In her first appearance at Stormen Eldbjørg Hemsing will perform Massenet’s Thaïs: Méditation at the New Year’s Gala Concert (5 January 2018), together with the Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester – Arctic Philharmonic and conductor Henrik Schaefer. She returns in spring to perform Hjalmar Borgström’s Violin Concerto in G major, op. 25 (9 March) with the Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester – Arctic Philharmonic and Eva Ollikainen – Conductor, with an additional performance at KulturHuset i Tromsø. Also featured in the Residency are performances of Dvořák ́s Mazurek and Halvorsen’s Norwegian Dances for Violin and Orchestra at the NOSO ́s outdoor concert at Nordland Musikkfestuke, whilst her final appearance will be a specially programmed recital with the acclaimed Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski. “I am honoured to be appointed Stormen’s ‘2018 Artist in Residence” commented Eldbjørg Hemsing. “I can’t wait to get up to the North again where I have such fond memories of previous performances and where the wild and powerful nature gives a different dimension of musical inspiration. I am particularly proud to be performing Borgström’s violin concerto which is a piece that I have become passionate about and which deserves much more attention than it currently receives. He is a Norwegian composer who was famous at the beginning of the 20th century but whose name has completely dropped from programmes both at home and abroad.”

About Stormen Konserthus Bodø / Stormen Concert Hall Bodø

Stormen Konserthus Bodø / Stormen Concert Hall Bodø’s world-class acoustics ensure optimal conditions for classical masterpieces as well as the performances of pop/rock shows, theatre, dance and conferences.The large hall seats 900 people and offers some of the worlds best acoustics for classical music. Variable acoustic panels and a full size flytower and orchestra pit makes this hall equally suitable for opera, ballet, pop, jazz, rock and theatre. Our Steinway grand piano was carefully selected by Leif Ove Andsnes. The small hall seats 240, the chamber hall around 80. The foyers are well suitable for concerts and receptions, and legendary club venue Sinus (460 capacity) has the perfect atmosphere for jazz and rock. “We are very proud to appoint Eldbjørg Hemsing as the ‘2018 Artist in Residence’. She has truly established herself as a top international artist and we look forward to the variety of her virtuoso performances at our concert hall.” Rolf-Cato Raade, director Stormen.