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TWO SISTERS - FOUR HANDS, AND A BUNCH OF FAVOURITES


SIGNE BAKKE
TURID BAKKE BRAUT
FOUR HANDS PIANO


On the national day of France the 14. of July we call for the childish and playful Ravel`s Ma Mere l`oye,

Schubert`s beautiful Fantasy and well- known pieces by Grieg.


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Program


E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Norwegian dance No 1, Op 35
Dances, Op 72


Røtnams-Knut, Halling
Myllarguten’s Gangar
Jon Vestafe’s Springdans

Four Album leaves, Op 28
Allegro con moto
Allegretto espressivo
Vivace
Andantino serioso

Norwegian dance No 4, Op 35

F. SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Fantasia in f minor, Op 103
I Allegro molto moderato
II Largo
III Allegro vivace

M. RAVEL (1875-1937)
Ma mère l`oye / Mother Goose
I Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant / Pavane of Sleeping Beauty)
II Petit Poucet / Little Tom Thumb
III Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes / Little Ugly Girl, Empress of the Pagodas
IV Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête / Conversation of Beauty and the Beast
V Le jardin féerique / The Fairy Garden


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Biographies


SIGNE BAKKE is associate professor of piano and accompaniment at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, where she has been employed since 1992. She has studied at


the Bergens Musikkonservatorium - now called the Grieg Academy- and gave her debut concert in Oslo in 1981. Two years later she was soloist with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra while continuing her studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She received her Diploma in 1986.

During her career, she has done a broad range of performances as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist for singers, pianist in the contemporary music ensemble BIT-20 as well as in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been closely affiliated with Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen, where she regularly has given concerts for many years andjrecorded several CDs with works by Edvard Grieg.

She has been engaged by the Bergen International Festival and has performed at the Oslo contemporary music festival “Ultima” and at many festivals abroad. Her collaborations with composers have resulted in first performances of works by Ketil Hvoslef, Morten Eide Pedersen, Rebecka Ahvenniemi and the japanese composer Karen Tanaka. The critically acclaimed CD, Crystalline, with piano works by Karen Tanaka (2L, 2011) was chosen as “Selection of the month” by the japanese newspaper Asahi.

TURID BAKKE BRAUT  is associate professor in accompaniment at the Grieg Academy, Bergen, where she has been employed since 2001. From 1990 until 2001 she was assistant professor in piano and accompaniment at NTNU, Trondheim and from 1983-86 in accompaniment at the Norwegian Academy of music, Oslo.

She studied at Bergen Music conservatory where she graduated both as a pianist and singer in 1978. In 1976, 21 years old, she made her debut as a pianist in Oslo and was a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra in 1977. In 1979 she got her exam from Royal College of music and drama in London and made her diploma in solo piano and chamber music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1981.

Turid Bakke Braut has soloed with several professional sympony orchestras in Norway. She also has been performing at the Bergen International Festival, on television and radio. Her touring abroad has been to countries such as Japan, USA, Russia, Germany and Spain. On regular basis she plays at Troldhaugen.

She has been participating in several CDes with Norwegian music, mostly as a pianist, but also as a singer. She also has been working as an accompanist for singers, as a choirleader and giving concerts inviting poets into her projects. Currently she is researching women composers as a part of her work at the Grieg Academy.


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Concert Info


Artists

Signe Bakke
Turid Bakke Braut
Four hands piano

Date

Wed 14.07 at 7.30pm

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Ticket Info


Adult

NOK 345

Student

NOK 260

Child

NOK 210

Bergen Card

NOK 260

BT Card

NOK 260


THE SCENE

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

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Program 2021