ROMANTIC PIANO TRIOS
SIGMUND EIKESET , VIOLIN
KRISZTINA EIKESET, CELLO
TOR ERIK SEIME PETTERSEN, PIANO
The city of Leipzig can be sensed as a faint backdrop for tonight’s concert. Here Felix Mendelssohn founded the conservatory to which he lent his name
(which he also lent, quite unaware, to tonight’s performing piano trio) in 1843, the very same year that Edvard Grieg was born. Here, Grieg would spend his study years, and here also, he would meet his friend Johannes Brahms for the first time in 1887. The three works on tonight’s program each represents some of the finest chamber music these composers wrote, performed by the acclaimed Norwegian Felix Piano Trio.
J. BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Trio No 1 in B Major, Op 8
F. MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)
Trio No 2 in c minor, Op 66
E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Andante con moto in c minor
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.
Sigmund Eikeset , violin
Krisztina Eikeset, cello
Tor Erik Seime Pettersen, piano
DateMon 19.07 at 7.30 pm