The Norwegian Soloists' Choir Academy Are Among The Classical Artists Performing During This Year's Festival. Photo: Bård Gundersen

21 new events launched

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January 25, 2023

Pioneers from Bergen, international stars and a broad classical programme are some of the ingredients of the 2023 edition of the Bergen International Festival.

Previously the concerts with Artist in residence Lise Davidsen, contemporary circus performance Humans 2.0 and new dance and theatre performances have been launched. Now, the Festival presents 21 new events to the lineup in venues including Grieghallen, Håkonshallen and the composers’ homes.

A wide range of music

Here you will find music by Festival composer Anne-Marie Ørbeck, Lise Davidsen in a different role and folk music with Gjermund Larsen, Fabio Biondi and Lodestar Trio. In addition, the Festival features international and Norwegian artists including Isabelle Faust, Gautier Capuçon, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Opus13, Christian Wallumrød, Marius Neset and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The festival isn’t complete without its signature work, Grieg’s Concerto in A minor, which will be performed with Alice Sara Ott as the soloist at the Closing concert.

‘What we include today as part of the term 'classical music' is in reality more than a thousand years of music from a great number of places, cultures and traditions. During this year’s Festival, you can experience some of the range of this great and complex musical universe,’ says Festival director Lars Petter Hagen.

Presales with FiB Fordel membership

Public onsales begin Wednesday 01 February at 10:00. With the FiB Fordel membership, however, you can purchase tickets now. Read more about and buy the membership here.

All launched events are published here on More events will be added in February and March.

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