Meet the participants and mentors of Crescendo.
The goal is to create opportunities for talented classical musicians of the next generation to experience excellence through meetings with their mentors.
There are three integrated programmes:
Crescendo is divided into the following three integrated programs:
Mentor programme for young soloists
Mentorship programme for young musicians with extraordinary soloist potential. Outstanding musicians on the verge of an international career meet top international musicians through coaching, performance and personal contact. Highly professional concert projects provide unique preparation and training grounds for a professional career. The program will include musical activities with mentors and other talents, coaching with mentors, and concerts, chamber music and soloist performances.
Mentors confirmed for 2017 are Alisa Weilerstein and Jonathan Biss.
Participants confirmed for 2017 are Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (viola), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin) and Kian Soltani (cello).
Mentor programme for young chamber groups
Chamber music programme involving Young Chamber Music ensembles, executed side by side with the mentor programme for young soloists at the Bergen International Festival.
Young Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony orchestra developed and executed in close collaboration with the Oslo Philharmonic, coupling each of the 80-100 professionals with a young musician of tomorrow, up to 20 years of age. In addition, members of the Oslo Philharmonic will instruct group rehearsals and each professional member of the orchestra will act as mentor for a young talent. For more information about Young Philharmonic, please visit to www.ungfilharmoni.no.
Crescendo is supported by Mrs Bettina Ford Jebsen, Mr Hans Peter Jebsen and Mr Trond Mohn, the DNB Savings Bank Foundation and Talent Norway AS. Project preparations were coordinated by the Bergen Research Foundation.
For more information about participants, mentors, applications etc, please visit Crescendo's webpage.