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20 May - 03 June 2020

Annar Follesø & Wolfgang Plagge

Past events:

​Unknown treasures in historical surroundings.

​Violinist Annar Follesø has released three critically acclaimed albums where his interpretations of Ole Bull are central. In 2019 he will release a new album with until now unknown works Bull, together with pianist Wolfgang Plagge and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra conducted by Eun-Sun Kim.

Follesø and Plagge have collaborated since 1999, and during this year's Bergen International Festival they will perform a double concert in Ole Bull's summer residence on Lysøen. Here the audience will be able to hear two pieces from the new album, as well as other pieces.

'On the programme are two works typical of Bull's eclectic style – Italian bel canto meets Scottish and Norwegian folk music and a sort of precursor to the ragtime style made famous by Scott Joplin decades later. Also, we will perform a great but rarely played piece by Bull's great role model, Niccolò Paganini,' says Follesø.

Playing Bull's music on Lysøen is a very special experience for the violinist.

'Not only does the beautiful nature create a frame around the concert venue, but the house and its interior also complement the music in an outstanding way,' he says.



​1 h


  • Standard: 650
  • Senior: 585
  • Under 30: 190
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 455
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 520 

Purchase ticket


Boat trip to Lysøen is included in the ticket. The boat leaves on time.

Departure from Dreggekaien at 10:00 for concert start at 11:30 and at 12:45 for concert start at 14:30. Return from Lysøen at 14:00 and 16:15.


    • Annar Follesø violin
    • Wolfgang Plagge piano

Music by

  • Bull
  • Paganini
  • Joplin


  • Ole Bull (1810–1880)
  • Vilspel i lio
  • Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
  • Cantabile e Valse
  • Scott Joplin (1868–1917)
  • 6 Rags
    Arr: Itzhak Perlman (1945–)
  • Ole Bull (1810–1880)
  • Largo posato e Rondo Capriccioso
    from A Distant Greeting


  • ​The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica
  • Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation

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