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Jakob Kullberg with Aliisa Neige Barrière

Cello suites from Bach to Nørgård, and the world premiere of Kajia Saariaho's new commission, Concordia.

Dane Jakob Kullberg is praised internationally for his performances of the modern cello concerto, and has recently recorded the first of two albums as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is a cello professor at the Royal College of Music in London, and has studied in Amsterdam, Zagreb, London and Copenhagen, with teachers including the renowned Bach interpreter Anner Bylsma.

Kullberg is also known for his close collaboration with the Danish composer Per Nørgård, who has written a number of works for him.

In 2011, Kullberg moved to Paris to focus on his collaboration with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, the Festival's Artist-in-Residence for 2017.

This evening Kullberg and Finnish-French violinist Aliisa Neige Barrière will premiere the full version of Saariaho’s Concordia, written for the two of them. This new commissioned work sits between well-loved cello suites by Britten and Bach, and a new hybrid work created in collaboration between Jakob Kullberg and Per Nørgård.

Jakob Kullberg cello

Aliisa Barrière violin



PER NØRGÅRD (1932–) & JAKOB KULLBERG (1979–)

New hybrid work

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)

Suite for Solo Cello in G major, BWV 1007

KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)

Concordia for violin and cello

1. Tuning

2. Traveling

3. Mist

4. Dual

5. Sursum corda

World premiere commissioned by the Bergen International Festival

KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)

Prés for solo cello and electronics

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)

Suite for Solo Cello, op. 72



Pre-concert talk in English with Kaija Saariaho and Jakob Kullberg at 18:30.



Supported by FINNO, the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund, The Sibelius Society of Norway, Institut français de Norvège and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme

Sponsored by DNV GL



SEE ALSO Festival Composer and Artist in Residence Kaija Saariaho


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Full price390.00  
With Festival Card240.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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Supported by FINNO, the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund, The Sibelius Society of Norway, Institut français de Norvège  and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme Sponsored by DNV GL
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