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CONCERT DATE:
FRIDAY 24. AUG and
SATURDAY 25. AUG 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 SÜSSMANN
VIOLIN

TOR ERIK SEIME PETTERSEN
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.

 

TOR ERIK SEIME PETTERSEN studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, the University of Stavanger, and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, with the pianists Audun Kayser, Håkon Austbø and Staffan Scheja among his teachers.

Pettersen is regularly performing as a soloist and chamber musician, and he is also in great demand as an accompanist, with regular engagements for conservatories, music schools and orchestras throughout southern Norway. He has given solo performances with several orchestras and wind bands, including Khatchaturian's piano concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Grieg's piano concerto on several occasions. As a chamber musician, Pettersen has performed throughout Europe and in the USA, including concerts in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia and Kosovo. He is also a frequently appearing artist at the Grieg in Bergen festival and the Bergen International Festival. Pettersen is presently working as an accompanist, piano teacher and freelance pianist in the Bergen area.

Pettersen has several times been a prize-winner at the National Youth Piano Competition in Norway. He takes a great interest in presenting lesser known Norwegian piano music for the public, especially music by the composers of western Norway, such as Geirr Tveitt, Fartein Valen and Harald Sæverud. Owing to a special interest in early performance practice and the composers of the classical era, he has also taken classes on the fortepiano, and he is currently working on a long-term project studying the complete cycle of piano sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven.

 

 





     
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18. JUNE - 25. AUGUST
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