Young ensembles - Festival square

Young ensemblesFestival square

Performance type: 
Festallmenningen, Festallmenningen
​30 min

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​Student artists stop by the outdoor stage.

Students from the Grieg Academy (UiB) have been organising the daytime concert series Drop-in concerts during the Bergen International Festival for 50 years. In celebration of the anniversary, the Festival has invited two new ensembles to come to the Festival square. Here, they will perform a free outdoor concert each.

First up is the ensemble Boreas, named after the Greek god of cold north winds and winter. The trio consists of Sergio Llorente Gutierrez on violin, Johanna Saaek on cello, and Marie Heddan Kortner on piano.

Also at the Festival square is a brass quintet that started up last fall, with members ranging from the second year of their bachelor's studies to postgraduate education.

– Here, we have the opportunity to get to know the quintet repertoire, rehearse independently, develop as a group, and, not least, to convey music. We are very excited to perform at the Festival square, says Jonathan Grech, who plays the tuba in the quintet.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

Time Schedule

​​12:00–12:30 Ensemble Boreas
14:00–14:30 Brass quintet 7fjell Brass

Recommended age



  • Ensemble Boreas

  • Sergio Llorente Gutierrez violin

  • Johanna Saaek cello

  • Marie Heddan Kortner piano 

  • Brass quintet 7fjell Brass

  • Jonathan Grech tuba

  • ​Kayleigh Neff trumpet

  • Alexander Bjørkhuag trumpet

  • Vilde Abell Vik horn

  • Sjur Amundrud trombone

In collaboration with

​​The Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen

Made possible by

​Grieg Foundation

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