Ariane Jebsen Alvestad and Amalie Stalheim in Classical link at the 2023 Bergen International Festival. Photo: Thor Brødreskift

MasterclassesClassical link

Performance type: 
Universitetsaulaen, Universitetsaulaen
2 h

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Chamber music in the works.

As an international soloist, cellist Amalie Stalheim has both commissioned and performed new cello concertos and chamber music. She is particularly interested in creating connections between the music of the past and the present, and last year initiated a mentoring programme named Classical link for young string players. This year, Classical link is expanded with workshops and mentoring for young composers under the direction of Norwegian composer Therese Ulvo.

The programme is a creative meeting place for writers and performers of music. During the Festival, the participants will take part in four masterclasses, two for solo pieces and two for chamber music, which are open to the audience.

This year's Classical link musicians are violinist Martha-Pil Neumer, violist Inger Margrethe Furre Thommesen and cellist Sophie Kauer. Together with their mentors, they will work with both old and new repertoire, the latter being written by the composers in the programme. The programme is concluded with a concert in the University aula.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift


Read about the Festival's development of young composers and new voices.

Amalie Stalheim also features in the concert Premiere Wednesday 29 May.

Time Schedule

Open masterclasses
New works (composers and musicians)
Olav H. Hauge, The House of Literature in Bergen
Saturday 25 May

Solo works and chamber music (musicians)
University Aula in Bergen
Monday 27 May


  • Amalie Stalheim mentor, cello

  • Martha-Pil Neumer violin

  • Inger Margrethe Furre Thommesen viola

  • Sophie Kauer cello

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Talent Norge

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