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Grieg in Bergen - Håkonshallen - TRIO FELIX

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An evening with challenging and powerfull chamber music with a focus on Tchaikowsky
Sigmund Eikeset, violinKrisztina Eikeset, celloTor Erik Seime Pettersen, piano

Program
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) :                      Andante con moto, EG 116
Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) :      Piano trio in G minor, op. 30 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):     Piano trio in A minor, op. 50

The violinist Sigmund Eikeset has been employed in Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra since 2010, and has earlier also been a member of Ålesund String Quartet. During his studies, he was often engaged as a substitute in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Opera, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and the Arctic Philharmonic, working with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Neeme Järvi. Together with Simon Breyer, the solo hornist in Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Eikeset has founded the ensemble "Trio Velvet", inviting guest pianists to perform contemporary music written for violin, horn and piano (a combination first used by Johannes Brahms in his famous horn trio).

In the summer of 2023, Sigmund participated, together with his colleague Stig Nordhagen (the principal clarinetist of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra), in chamber music concerts funded by the intercultural project "RoWay-NorMania", giving a total of 14 concerts both in Norway and Romania.

Sigmund finished his bachelor's degree at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, and his master's degree in Orchestral performance at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.

The cellist Krisztina Eikeset is regularly freelancing as an orchestral musician in the Swedish Radio Orchestra in Stockholm, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. She is a dedicated chamber musician, playing concerts with a wide range of different ensembles. She is a guest cellist in the newly established Norwegian ensemble "Scandinavian Chamber Soloists", and in the summer of 2022, she joined the ensemble on their tour to Denmark and Sweden following the release of their first recording; "The 8 seasons - Piazzolla and Vivaldi".
Krisztina studied at the Music Academy "Gh. Dima" in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; at the Academy for Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg; and at the University of Stavanger. She has lived in Kristiansand since 2010.

The pianist Tor Erik Seime Pettersen studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, the University of Stavanger, and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, under the tutelage of pianists such as Audun Kayser, Håkon Austbø and Staffan Scheja.
He is in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, with performances both in Norway and in a large number of European countries and the USA - though his daily work is mainly based in Bergen and Western Norway.

Tor Erik has performed as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (where he is also regularly engaged as an orchestral pianist) in addition to many of the Norwegian elite wind ensembles and brass bands, and he has given numerous concerts during the Bergen International Festival, the Grieg in Bergen Festival and several prominent festivals both in Norway and abroad.
Tor Erik is currently employed as an accompanist at the Grieg Academy of Music and at the University of Stavanger, and he has regular engagements for Bergen National Opera, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, the Norwegian Wind Band Association and the Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association, in addition to an extensive freelance career.


Last Updated: 06/12/2024

Source: Visit Bergen

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