Violin

Hemsing Eldbjorg

A champion of Norway’s rich musical tradition, Eldbjørg Hemsing has been a household name in her native country since childhood and made her solo debut with the Bergen Philharmonic at the age of 11.  Studying with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna, she has since carefully positioned herself on both the national and international stage, fine-tuning her performance-style and absorbing repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Dvořák, Grieg to Tan Dun.  Together with Tan Dun she has collaborated on numerous projects in both Europe and Asia and is currently working with the composer on a new work scheduled for a 2018 world premiere.

In March 2018 Eldbjørg Hemsing released her debut CD on the Swedish label, BIS, featuring violin concertos by Hjalmar Borgström and Dmitri Shostakovich, recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Olari Elts.

In the autumn of 2018 she will release a recording of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and Suk’s Fantasy and Love Song with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Alan Buribayev. She is also the subject of an upcoming documentary directed by David Donnelly, focusing on women in the arts..

Upcoming engagements in the 2017 / 18 season include regular performances at the Stormen Concert Hall in Bødo where Eldbjørg is the 2018 Artist in Residence and performances with, amongst others, the Oslo Philharmonic, MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.  She also joins Julien Quentin for a recital tour in Spring 2018 and appears as a guest at Paavo Järvi’s Pärnu Festival in Estonia.

Engagements in the 2017 / 18 season included regular performances at the Stormen Concert Hall in Bødo where Eldbjørg has been the 2018 Artist in Residence and performances with, amongst others, the Oslo Philharmonic, MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.  She also joined Julien Quentin for a recital tour in Spring 2018 and appeared as a guest at Paavo Järvi’s Pärnu Festival in Estonia.

Eldbjørg Hemsing plays a 1754 G. B. Guadagnini violin on kind loan from the Dextra Musica Foundation. Her long-term artistic development is generously sup­ported by Göhde Foundation.

With a huge thanks to our festival partners