TIME TO DANCE
TOR ERIK SEIME PETTERSEN, PIANO
From the mountains of Georgia to the fjords of Norway, we see how folk music has influenced some of the most famous composers.
Even though Sulkhan Tsintsadze and Edvard Grieg lived 300 miles and roughly 20 years apart we can still hear similarities in their way of incorporating the music of their surroundings and people. In this concert we will explore all the different sounds and textures in the music of Beethoven, Grieg, Tsintsadze and Chopin.
E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Cello sonata in a minor, Op 36
I Allegro Agitato
II Andante molto tranquillo
III Allegro molto e marcato
S. TSINTSADZE (1925-1991)
Five pieces on folk themes
I Arobnaya / Villain's Song on a Carriage
V Plyasovaya / Dance tune
Sonata No 4 in C Major, Op 102 No 1
I Andante - Allegro vivace
II Adagio - Tempo d´andante - Allegro vivace
F. CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C Major, Op 3
He is a first prize winner in none less than nine international competitions, most notably Rovere D'oro (2017) where he was also awarded gold medal. In may of 2019 he was a major prize winner in
the 54th Markneukirchen International Cello Competition. He is also a laureate at the sixth season of La
Classe d'Excellence de Violoncell, with prof. Gautier Capucon.
Born into a family of musicians, Daniel began playing the cello at the age of five. He made his debut as a soloist at the age of eleven, performing Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in a minor with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has performed regularly as a soloist with orchestras around Sweden including the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
The season18/19 included performances as a soloist playing Rococovariations,Schumann Cello Concerto and Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, as well as chamber music in festivals around Scandinavia and Germany.
Daniel is currently studying his soloist diploma at the Norweigan Academy of Music with prof. Torleif Thedéen and is often attending masterclasses around the world with a number of renowned professors including Jens-Peter Maintz, Danjulo Ishizaka, Maria Kliegel, Claudio Bohorquez, Antonio Meneses, amongst others. He is a recipient of numerous scholarships from foundations such as SWEA International Scholarship for the arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Daniel is playing a L. Bisiach generously on loan from the Järnåker Foundation.
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.
ArtistsDaniel Thorell, cello
Tor Erik Seime Pettersen, piano
DateFri 23.07 and
Sat 24.07 at 7.30 PM