FRIDAY 2. & SATURDAY 3. JULY at 7.30 pm
Felix Trio
Sigmund Eikeset, violin
Krisztina Eikeset, cello
Tor Erik Seime Pettersen, piano

Can composers hate to compose...? When Peter Tchaikovsky was asked by his beneficiary to write a piano trio, he not only refused, but expressed that for him, just to imagine the sound of a piano together with a cello or violin would make him sick. Nevertheless, he finished this one and only piano trio in 1862, dedicating the magnificent work, which it finally became, to his great friend Nikolai Rubinstein, and leaving no doubt that in a real master’s hand, the instrumentation will not have any influence on the output of his artistic skills!

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E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Andante con moto, EG 116

A. DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Piano Trio no. 4 in E minor, op. 90: «Dumky»

P. I. TSJAIKOVSKIJ (1840-1893)
Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50

Sigmund Eikeset comes from Ørsta on the northwest coast of Norway. After ... completing his violin studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Sweden, he worked for two years in the Ålesund String Quartet. Since 2010 he is employed in the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral work, he is also an active chamber musician.

Krisztina Eikeset is a Hungarian cellist, born in Transylvania, Rumania. She has her education from the "Gh. Dima" Music academy in Cluj (Rumania), the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, and the University of Stavanger. During her bachelor studies, she performed as a soloist together with the academy's symphony orchestra, and she has been a prizewinner in several national chamber music competitions. After completing her master studies in Gothenburg, she worked for two years as an orchestral musician in the Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra in Rumania. Since 2010, she has been living in Kristiansand in southern Norway, where she is freelancing as a cellist, mainly in the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. She is also a dedicated chamber musician. Together with her husband, Sigmund, she has played chamber music for 10 years in different constellations, such as duo, string trio, piano trio, string quartet, piano quartet etc.

  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. He has been a prizewinner in several national competitions, and has appeared as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and several of the leading Norwegian wind and brass bands. He has also performed at festivals such as the Bergen International Festival, the Church Music Festival in Kristiansand, and – for almost a decade – the Grieg in Bergen Festival. Tor Erik is an active chamber musician and accompanist, with regular concert appearances both in Norway and in many European countries. In addition to a busy career as a freelance pianist, he is working as a piano teacher and accompanist at the Grieg Academy and various music schools in Bergen.

Concert Info
Felix Trio

Friday 2. &
Saturday 3. July
at 7.30 pm

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Ticket Info
Student NOK 230
Child NOK 230
Bergen Card 230
BT Card 230

2-course dinner COD - NOK 586
2-course dinner SALMON- NOK 596

NB! At Concert Day, Dine & Concert must be purchased BEFORE 12 AM.
Dine & Concert Menu
with fried fresh vegetables, grilled lime and lime Kesam
in creamy tomato sauce with baked plum tomatoes, small potatoes and fried kale mix
Chocolate mousse

Choose between cod or salmon, and dinner before or after concert.

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6 Weeks - 24 Concerts

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