KORSKIRKEN

mon 18. july at 7.30 pm


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A RECITAL WITH VARIETY


MIRIAM HELMS ÅLIEN, violin
OLE CHRISTIAN HAAGENRUD, piano

Starting the concert with a young Edward Grieg, duo Åhlien and Haagenrud also present music from Spain,
France, Poland and USA, including Gabriel Fauré´s beautiful master piece, his A major sonata.



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Program


E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Sonata for violin and piano No 1 in F major Op 8

P. D. SARASATE(1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen Op 20

G. FAURÉ(1845-1924)
Sonata for violin and piano No 1 in A major, Op 13

M. MOSZKOWSKI(1854-1925)
Guitarre Op 45 No 2 (arr. Pablo de Sarasate)

C. DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
From Suite Bergamesque: No 3 Clair de Lune



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Biographies


Miriam Helms Ålien
Praised for her "extraordinary musicality'' and "maturity beyond her years", Miriam Helms Ålien is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge from Norway in recent years...


Born in Alta in Northern-Norway, she has, since her solo debut at 8 years old, been a soloist with many of the Norwegian orchestras as well as with orchestras in Germany, Israel, Denmark, Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia. Recent season highlights include performances with orchestras like the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
A dedicated and passionate chamber musician, Miriam has been invited to play at numerous festivals, including the Beethoven-Woche Bonn, Bergen International Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Verbier Festival & Academy, Kronberg Festival and OCM Prussia Cove, as well as the International Chamber Music Festivals in Oslo, Trondheim and Risør. Here she has worked closely with distinguished artists like András Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Tabea Zimmermann, Radovan Vlatković and Steven Isserlis. Since 2020 she is also the founder and artistic director of the international chamber music festival "FESTIVALTA" in her hometown, likely making it the world's northernmost festival of its kind.

Miriam has been invited to perform in famous halls like Wigmore Hall (London), Berlin Konzeerthaus, KKL Luzern, the Louvre (Paris) and the Norwegian Opera House, and she is also a regular performer on international TV and radio broadcasts.

In 2012 Miriam won the prestigious Princess Astrid Music Prize. She has also won the Kocian Grand Prix Laureate, as well as the EMCY and Bärenreiter Prizes. In her home country she has been awarded the Sparre Olsen Prize, the “Young Musician of the Year” and the Norwegian Music Publisher's Prize of Honour.

Miriam recently graduated from the Kronberg Academy where she studied with Prof. Ana Chumachenco (2013-2019) and Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. Previously she studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, the HfM "Hanns Eisler" Berlin and at the Barratt Due Institute for Music in Oslo, where her main teachers include Ulf Wallin, Stephan Barratt-Due, Alf Richard and Henning Kraggerud. Miriam plays on the 1689 “Ragin” Stradivarius violin, generously on loan to her by Anders Sveaas Allmennyttige Fond.

Ole Christian Haagenrud (born 1989) is one of the most sought after young pianists in Norway. He earned his Artist Diploma from the Norwegian Academy of Music under professors Jens Harald Bratlie and Håvard Gimse. In 2014, the year of his debut concertin the University Aula in Oslo, he was awarded the prestigious Robert Levin Festival Prize. In 2017 he gained a place in ArtEx, a cross-genre programme established by Talent Norge and
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB focusing on developing careers and artistic integrity. Ole Christian is a critically acclaimed chamber musician and accompanist, and he regularly performs at major festivals in Norway and abroad. He has already received numerous awards. Among highlights of his career so far are solo performances with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared at at prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Vienna Musikverein, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Shanghai Concert Hall.

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Concert Info


Artists

MIRIAM HELMS ÅHLIEN, violin
OLE CHRISTIAN HAAGENRUD, piano

Date

MON 18. JULY 2022
at 7.30 pm
at KORSKIRKEN

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Ticket Info


Adult

NOK 345

Student

NOK 275

Child

NOK 200

Bergen Card

NOK 275


THE SCENE

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The concert are situated in Korskirken - the Church of the Cross, a charming medieval church in the heart of Bergen City...


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voss church

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