A versatile star duo performs French repertoire at Lysøen.
Isabelle van Keulen, violin, from the Netherlands and Kathryn Stott from Britain are internationally acclaimed concert soloists, each with decades of professional experience.
Both are also recognised as artistic directors and have instigated festivals and concert series with great success. Isabelle van Keulen has been artistic director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary during the 2017 Bergen International Festival. Both have recently been appointed to professorships at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Another feature they share is a deep love of chamber music. This is evident in their long-standing collaboration with Ronald Brautigam, soloist in Grieg's A minor Concerto in 2015 and Yo-Yo Ma, cello. In the magical surroundings of Ole Bull's home they present works by Messiaen, Poulenc and Franck, alongside works by Ole Bull himself.
The Guardian wrote of Isabelle van Keulen: 'Her taut musical intelligence and vivid sound combined with a fine instinct for the tender, searching quality of this music … absolutely magical.' Kathryn Stott also has a solo recital in Grieg's Villa.
Isabelle van Keulen violin
Kathryn Stott piano
OLE BULL (1810–1880)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992)
Thème et Variations
FRANCIS POULENC (1899–1963)
Violin Sonata, FP119
CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017
In celebration of 100 years!
Transport included in the ticket:
Concert at 11:30: Departure from Dreggekaien (near Bryggens Museum) at 10:00, Return from Lysøen at 14:00
Concert at 14:30: Departure from Dreggekaien at 13:00. Return from Lysøen at 16:15
The boat journey takes approx 50 min.