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24 May - 7 June 2023

Camerata Bergen

with Amalie Stalheim

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Two dozen Bergen talents.

Bergen has a long tradition of fostering musical talent, not least within classical music. In this concert you can become acquainted with twelve of the young Bergen musicians who have already become members of orchestras and ensembles country-wide, along with twelve of those who hope to do so in the future. Combined they constitute the string orchestra Camerata Bergen.

This collaboration is organised by the Bergen Arts School, the Bergen International Festival, the music department at Langhaugen Upper Secondary School and the Barratt Due Music Institute, and offers to the most highly motivated string students the opportunity to combine extra tuition, ensemble playing, theory and encounters with experienced musicians. The venture has given outstanding results.

The evening's soloist is cellist Amalie Stalheim (born 1993), who has won not only the Norwegian but also the Swedish soloist prize. The ensemble is led by violinist Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen (born 1998), who is a master's student at the Norwegian Academy of Music and an intern with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Rasmus recently gained a place in Dirigentforum, the elite programme of Dirigentløftet for conductors, run by Talent Norge under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Equality. 

Image: From the Camerata Bergen concert at the 2021 Bergen International Festival (photo: Magnus Skrede)


Performance programme (pdf)

Watch a clip from the Camerata Bergen concert in the University Aula in 2021. Video: Magnus Skrede
  • Music



​1 h 30 min incl. interval


Standard: 260
Under 30/student: 200 
Senior: 234
FiB Fordel: 182
BT Fordel: 195

Purchase ticket


    • Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen conductor
    • Amalie Stalheim cello
    • Andreas Laberg, Maren Ohm Ballestad, Ariane Jebsen Alvestad, Olga Melby Larsson, Hanna Kallestad, Léa Von Hofacker, Mille Hauge, June Gjellestad, Kaja Hammer, Siri Solveig Standnes, Lillia Liu, Jonathan Corriveau, Ragnhild Willassen Stangenes violin
    • Sunniva Norberg, Iris Maidre-Aarvik, Johanne Letham, Michelle Sommerfelt, Dorthea Felde Haldorsen, Lisa Motys viola
    • Balder Hella Mikkelsen, Emma Ohm Ballestad, Åshild Brunvoll, Lars Sellevåg Osnes cello
    • Jon Åsnes double bass


Centre for Talent Development Barrat Due and Bergen kulturskole

Music by

    • Nordheim
    • Sallinen
    • Grieg
    • Janácek
    • Arne Nordheim (1931–2010)

    • Aulis Sallinen (1931–)
      Chamber Music III – The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote, op. 58

    • Interval

    • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
      From String Quartet in G minor, op. 27, arr. for String Orchestra by Alf Årdal
      1. Un poco Andante – Allegro molto ed agitato
    • Leos Janácek  (1854–1928)
      Suite for String Orchestra, JW 6/2

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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