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CONCERT DATE:
MONDAY 18. JUNE
WEDNESDAY 20. JUNE 2018

CONCERT START:
AT 7.30 PM

the SCENE:
KORSKIRKEN - THE CHURCH OF THE CROSS
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CONCERT INFO:
- Concert Start at 7.30 pm
- Duration aprx. 90-100 min
- Incl. intermission 15 min
- Free Seating
- Entrance 30 min before concert start








FOUR SONATAS - FOUR
CENTURIES


MICHAEL SUSSMANN
VIOLIN

MAI
GOTO
PIANO


 

PROGRAM

G.F. HÄNDEL (1685-1759)
Sonate D-dur nr 4

E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Sonate G dur nr 2

B. BARTOK (1881- 1945)Bartok:
Rumenian Folk Tunes

C. DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Sonata

C. FRANCK (1822-1890)
Sonata in A



BIOGRAPHIES  

MICHAEL SÜSSMANN started to play the violin at the age of 5, and made his first public performance at the age of 7 as soloist with orchestra in Bergen, Norway. Later, he studied with Ernst Glaser and Karsten Andersen, the latter also the chief conductor at Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1972, Süssmann attended the master class at the Royal Conservatoire de Musique in Brussels, where he studied with Andrè Gertler and Leon Ara. He graduated with a first prize in 1976, whereupon he continued studies with Ricardo Odnopossoff at the Zürich Musikhochschule.

In 1977, Süssmann became a member of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway, and was at the same time dedicated to chamber music with numerous performances. He made his public debut in Oslo in 1979 and was met with very enthusiastic critics, which in turn were awarded with several scholarships.

In 1980 he became the concert master of Tromsø Symphony Orchestra, and also the director of the string section at Tromsø Music School. Some years later, Süssmann's solo carreer made it possible for him to be a full time freelancer, combined with a teaching position in Os Music School near Bergen, Norway.

In 1997, he entered the position as the Artistic Director of MusicaNord, a concert society who produces approximately 130 concerts every year through different concert series. Süssmann has also founded the Bergen International Chamber Music Festival. Süssmann has performed in the USA and Asia, in addition to many concerts in European countries.

His schedule this year includes tours in Russia, Austria, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Germany. and several other concerts in Europe. Süssmann has devoted significant amount of his time to help young and talented artists to have the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. He is also the chairman for the annual Ole Bull Prize.

Michael Süssmann plays a Michelangelo Bergonzi violin, Cremona.

 

MAI GOTO is a graduate of Osaka University of Music, Japan, where she studied with Atsuhiko Shimizu. She continued her piano studies with György Nádor at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and in 2012 was awarded a Master degree in performance from the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, with Signe Bakke and Torleif Torgersen as her piano teachers.

Ms. Goto is the recipient of numerous awards from music contests, including the 1st prize in the “24th International Music Competition Rovero d'Oro” in Italy, 2009.

Mai Goto currently lives in Bergen, where she has an active performing career. She has frequently performed for the concert series of the Siljustøl Museum. In 2013, she was the pianist in the production “Nina Grieg – A great little woman” in Grieg’s villa, Troldhaugen, which was later performed in Provence, France. In the same year, she was soloist in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto no. 2 on a US tour conducted by Trond Sæverud, and in 2014 she was soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 with the University of Bergen Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2013, Ms. Goto has performed annually for the “Grieg in Bergen” concert series together with violist Oliviero Hassan and violinist Michael Süssmann.

In 2016, as composer and arranger, Mai Goto developed and performed “Issun Boshi,” a musical drama based on a traditional Japanese story, as well as “Klovnen Klem”, a musical drama for children.

In 2017, she was a soloist for the lunch concert series at Troldhaugen, gave solo piano and chamber music concerts for the ‘Grieg in Bergen’ festival, and toured Italy, Belgium, Cyprus and Spain. In 2017-2018, she also began performing as a duo with professor David Hebert (voice and trumpet), with whom she had concerts for university music departments in Japan, Norway and Poland. In 2018 she has developed original music for a new drama production called Musikken i Underverden with professional actress Karin Stautland. For the summer of 2018, she has been contracted for around 35 performances as a soloist and accompanist for singers in the Grieg Story project, and continues with several evening concerts for the Grieg in Bergen festival.

 

 





     
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