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E. Grieg (1843 - 1905)
EG 106: Agitato
Fra 25 norske folkeviser og danser Op.17:

J. Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Kylikki, Op.41

A. H. Sveinsson (1938 - 2019)
Selection from "Óður steinsins" / "The song of the stone"(1983)

L. Netzel (1839 - 1927)
Danse Hongroise, Op. 50

E. Grieg (1843 - 1905)
Cello sonata in A minor, Op. 36 (1883)

The programme "Nordic Unrest" focuses on works by Nordic composers where
their aim was to capture elements within nature or reflect tales or characters originating from mythology and folklore. In addition, the programme include pieces reflective of an inner unrest from the characters described, or the composers themselves. Edvard Grieg`s cello sonata in A minor was written in a difficult time during the winter 1882-1883: 'I am both spiritually and bodily unwell'.

A Paris Fulbright Fellow recipient, Christine Lee has been noted by the New York Times as a "clear delight." Currently splitting her time between Seattle and San Francisco, Christine pursues a wide range of creative, musical projects; while her passion is in chamber music, she also devotes her time towards teaching, social media management, and solo opportunities. Most recently, Christine joins the faculty of the University of Washington School of Music as Artist-in-Residence to teach undergraduate chamber music and has been featured on Seattle's Classical King FM radio with Archipelago Collective. As soloist, Christine recently performed with Christian Baldini and the Camellia Symphony with a performance of the Schumann Concerto, and as part of her engagement with the symphony, had the great joy of meeting and teaching a masterclass for the local cello students in Sacramento. Christine has enjoyed performances alongside exciting artists like Gil Kalisch, Ian Swensen, Tessa Lark, David McCarroll, and Dimitri Murrath. Christine is a founding member in the Bay Area-based ensemble L'arc Trio, who recently commissioned a brand-new work entitled "Ominous Machine" by the trail-blazing composer Vivian Fung. In 2017, Christine was selected as one of two Fulbright Fellows for musical studies in Paris and studied with the renowned French cellist Michel Strauss. During her studies in Paris, she made her solo debut at the Reid Hall and had the great privilege of performing for over 600 Fulbright Scholars and Nobel Laureates for the 2018 Fulbright Seminar in Berlin. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Juilliard School and her teachers include Bonnie Hampton and Richard Aaron. 

Oda Voltersvik - "(…) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!" (Per Brevig, Musicians Club New York) - has performed at important venues internationally including Carnegie Hall & Scandinavia House (NYC), Wigmore Hall & St Martin in the Fields (London), the Norwegian Opera House and since 2014; artist in residence for a week at the Edvard Grieg museum in Bergen. As a solo and chamber musician she has held recitals for important concert societies and taken part in festivals internationally, including four solo recital tours and three concerto performances in the US by the end of 2023. Her CD releases "NEO", "Firebird" and her piano duo recording "Khoreia" have received great reviews. Oda received the honourable Norwegian Arts Council` s work grant for younger and newly established artists for 2021- 2022. She is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw £ Buono International competition (2017) and finalist in the Jaques Samuels competition (2016). For her solo and chamber music projects, she has been awarded grants from the Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen City and Fegerstens foundation among others. Oda is a member of an active piano duo; the Volt&Potenza duo and has been project leader of several successful concert series for her Volt Ensemble among others. Oda holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music London and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire (with distinction from the Intercollegiate Jury).

"(…) immediately displays her sensitive artistry in Scriabin's Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28, with expansive sweeps
across her keyboard… Voltersvik shows a natural affinity for Prokofiev`s spiky music (…)" Holly Harris on CD
"Neo", Winnipegfreepress newsletter, May 2022

«(…) your performance (of the Grieg Ballade) compares favorably with the best of them» William H. Halverson,
American Grieg scholar, March 2023

  • Last Updated: 06/02/2023
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