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Vertavokvartetten
Vertavo Quartet

Four award-winning string players dazzle – as always.

Vertavo Quartet, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014, is considered one of Europe's foremost quartets. The four musicians from the county of Buskerud has released over fifty recordings, toured worldwide and in 2016 arranged the first Vertavo Festival in their home county, inviting musician friends from far and wide.

'Four musicians. One quartet. We couldn't wish for a better life,' is the verdict in their autobiography.

In the first of two concerts in Troldsalen they open with Kaija Saariaho's Nymphéa, which according to the composer is inspired by the water-lily, with its beautiful symmetrical form, dark underneath, taking nourishment from the mud on the bottom of the pool.

Of course Vertavo Quartet also play a piece by Grieg before ending the concert with Janáček's Kreutzer Sonata Quartet, inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.



Vertavo Quartet

Øyvor Volle violin

Annabelle Meare violin

Berit Cardas viola

Bjørg Lewis cello



KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)

Nymphéa



EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)

String Quartet No 2 in F major, EG 117



LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854–1928)

String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' JW 7/8



Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017

In celebration of 100 years!



The restaurant Le Chef at Troldhaugen offers a light meal in the space between many of the concerts in Troldsalen. The meal must be ordered in advance. Read more and order here.



Transport is included in the ticket:

Departure from Strandkaien, Touristinfo/Mathallen at 15:00. Return from Troldhaugen at 17:30



SEE ALSO

CRESCENDO: Opus13 with Vertavo Quartet

Festival Composer and Artist in Residence Kaija Saariaho


VENUE
Troldhaugen, Troldsalen
DATE/TIME
FARES
Full price400.00  
With Festival Card290.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica, Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation, FINNO, The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and The Sibelius Society of Norway.
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