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Copyright © Magnus Skrede

Benjamin Britten's masterpiece is set in a claustrophobic seaside town on England's windswept coast, and is some of the most powerful and theatrical music...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Harald Hoff

Lang Lang has performed for presidents on three continents and four billion viewers at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing. Experience the superstar...


Concert / Music / Opera
Copyright © Mirjam Devriendt

Amorous arias and duets sung by Mari Eriksmoen and Johannes Weisser, accompanied by the Baroque ensemble B'Rock under its renowned conductor René Jacobs....


Concert / Dance / Music
Copyright © Kim Wendt

A Finnish overture, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor and Stravinsky's Firebird on new wings. Works by Sibelius and Saariaho mark the beginning of the end of...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music / Opera / Theatre
Copyright © David Baker

Handel's great masterpiece brought to life by video artist Netia Jones, the Baroque Soloists and conductor Bjarte Eike. Messiah by George Frideric Handel was...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Steve Ri

The pianist of pianists. When the American pianist Richard Goode recorded all 32 of Beethoven's sonatas in the early 90s, the reviews were unanimous: The disc...


Concert / Music
Crescendo Alisa Weilerstein & JonathanBiss2

Old friends in musical reunion. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Jonathan Biss have been friends since their early twenties, yet have rarely had the...


Concert / Music
Janine Jansen m Denis Kozhukhin og Alisa Weilerstein foto Marco Borggreve

A spearhead on a Strad. Janine Jansen from the Netherlands, one of the world's most famous violinists, is recognised for the vast range of her repertoire. She...


Concert / Music
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A multinational quartet performs French music written in wartime. 'Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen bring the wonderful colours of their music to life in...


Concert / Music
Jakob Kullberg

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...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Crescendo musicians in a grand combination of master and apprentice. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Jonathan Biss are Crescendo mentors in 2017. At...


Concert / Music
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Music from the twentieth century with countertenor Andreas Scholl and pianist Talmar Halperin. 'His voice quality is unquestionably masculine, astonishingly...


Concert / Music
Domkirken

Bergen Domkor (Bergen Cathedral Choir), soloists and a baroque orchestra perform the cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget ihr Saiten! by Johann Sebastian...

Domkirken

Sunday 04 June 2017
kl 11:00–12:30



Concert / Music
Copyright © Nienke Schutte

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...

Johanneskirken

Friday 02 June 2017
kl 12:00–13:00



Concert / Music
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Classic gems revitalised. The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra celebrates its fortieth anniversary during the Bergen International Festival with an entire evening...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Musikalsk galskap_Sødal og DNK i Maxwell-Davies

A world premiere with inspiration from the madhouse. The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra continues its 40th anniversary celebrations in Logen Theatre with a...


Concert / Music
Bach med_Bugge Wesseltoft

A meld of classical and jazz. The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra round off their evening of celebrations with a two-part concert. It starts with a stage version...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Gustav Borgen

Performed in Norwegian without surtitles.


Concert / Music
Copyright © Andrew Campell

Open master class with Festival Composer Kaija Saariaho. Postgraduate composition students at the Grieg Academy have a rare opportunity to meet and learn from...

Logen Teater

Friday 02 June 2017
kl 10:00–12:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Erin Baiano

Pop and Classical with no dividing wall. In her latest project the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the ground-breaking string...


Concert / Music
Crescendo Jansen, Weilerstein, Biss octet

A star-studded octet celebration in Troldsalen. Janine Jansen, violin, Jonathan Biss, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello are joined by young Norwegian...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Erin Baiano

Pop and Classical with no dividing wall. In her latest project the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the ground-breaking string...


Concert / Music
Vertavokvartetten

Four award-winning string players dazzle – as always. Vertavo Quartet, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014, is considered one of Europe's...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Bjørn Wad

Two quartets meet in late Romantic chamber music. The string quartet Opus13 takes its name from Mendelssohn's popular String Quartet no. 2, opus 13, as it was...


Concert / Music
Lydia Hoen Tjore & Ingrid Andsnes2

Women on the verge – by Lydia Hoen Tjore, soprano and Ingrid Andsnes, piano. Both artists have made their Bergen International Festival solo debut, and both...


Concert / Music
Nordlydkvartetten3

A Finnish celebration from a Nordic quartet. In 2017 it is 100 years since Finland gained its independence. This is celebrated by the newly formed Nordlyd...


Concert / Music
1B1 Ensemble2

Grieg and Saariaho meet the effervescent string ensemble 1B1. For the string players in the Stavanger-based ensemble 1B1, the love of playing and passion for...


Concert / Music
1B1 Ensemble m Sonoko Miriam Welde TELLUS

The effervescent string ensemble 1B1 with violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde from Bergen. For the string players in the Stavanger-based ensemble 1B1, the love of...


Concert / Music
Tomter, Kam og Hadland I+II

Twin concerts from an exceptional orchestral family. Viola player Lars Anders Tomter, clarinettist Sharon Kam and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland give two...


Concert / Music
Tomter, Kam og Hadland I+II

Twin concerts from an exceptional orchestral family. Viola player Lars Anders Tomter, clarinettist Sharon Kam and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland give two...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Sussie Ahlburg

A fine selection of late Romantic piano works and music from the Americas. Argentinian Sergio Tiempo has been a professional pianist since his early teens....


Concert / Music
Ingfrid Breie Nyhus4

Hardanger fiddle tunes on Grieg's grand piano. Pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus has long had a passionate interest in piano music inspired by Norwegian folk music....


Concert / Music
Kathryn Stott3

A Franco-Finnish piano soirée in Grieg's sitting room. French repertoire holds a special place for pianist Kathryn Stott. She has recorded all of the piano...


Concert / Music
Crescendo Alisa Weilerstein3

A cello recital of Bach and Kodály. 'Alisa Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship,' according to...


Concert / Music
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The concert master of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet and a passionate pianist. Camilla Kjøll, violin, has a busy schedule: she is into her first season as...


Concert / Music
Sonoko Miriam Welde m Sergio Tiempo

Grieg and Brahms in Ole Bull's home. Young Bergen violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde has already made a solid name for herself, both as a soloist and as the first...


Concert / Music
Vinner av Den norske solistpris Ludvig Gudim

In 2016 violinist Ludvig Gudim gained not only the title Virtuos (virtuoso) but also the Norwegian Soloist Prize. This concert in the Bergen International...


Concert / Music
Isabelle van Keulen og Kathryn  Stott

A versatile star duo performs French repertoire at Lysøen. Isabelle van Keulen, violin, from the Netherlands and Kathryn Stott from Britain are...


Concert / Music
Trio Bauge og Vebjørn Anvik

A trio of siblings at Siljustøl with a highly personal programme. TrioBauge consists of the Kyvik Bauge brothers Sverre and Einar and their sister Ragnhild....


Concert / Music
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Amalie Stalheim, cello, has already  made a name for herself in Sweden, and now makes her first solo appearance at the Bergen International Festival. In 2015...


Concert / Music
Grieghallen

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...


Concert / Music / Other events
Copyright © Helge Skodvin

The 90 members of Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BFUng) make their Bergen International Festival debut on the open-air stage in the city square...

Torgallmenningen

Thursday 25 May 2017
kl 14:00–15:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Steve Riskind/Özgür Albayrak

In the course of five days of master classes, international students of the highest calibre will have honed their technique, working with and receiving...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Steve Riskind/Özgür Albayrak

Master Classes led by Richard Goode, Jan Jiracek von Arnim and Leif Ove Andsnes In collaboration with the Professor Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy, the Bergen...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Helge Hansen

Performed in Norwegian without surtitles.


Theatre
Copyright © Øystein Klakegg

Would you like to join Henrik Ibsen behind the scenes at the DNS theatre? During the Bergen International Festival the world-renowned playwright returns to his...


Concert / Food

On select concert days during the festival, you can enjoy a light meal at Troldhaugen's restaurant, In order to do so, please place your order in advance. You...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Gustav Borgen

Performed in Norwegian without subtitles.


Concert / Music
Copyright © Ole Jørgen Bratland

Classical launch Crescendo violinist Guro Kleven Hagen and pianist Marianna Shirinyan celebrate the launch of their new album with a free concert at Apollon....

Apollon

Tuesday 30 May 2017
kl 20:00





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