Luna Composition Lab
New music by, and with, young Norwegian talents.
The Bergen International Festival has committed to a multi-year initiative for young composers. The program began last year with workshops under the guidance of composers Missy Mazzoli and Therese Ulvo.
The programme is a collaboration with the American initiative Luna Composition Lab, which Mazzoli founded together with Ellen Reid. The programme was created for young females and nonbinary and gender-non-conforming composers and the aim is to lower the threshold for pursuing a career as a composer for these persons who are underrepresented in the industry.
This spring, the young Norwegian composer, Sara Sørbye Visel, has been taught by mentor Therese Ulvo. She is writing a piece that will see its world premiere during this concert. In addition, there will be a Norwegian first performance of a piece written by a Luna Composition Lab graduate.
The music is performed by participants from another mentoring program, Classical link, which focuses on brand-new music and a broad repertoire.
During the festival, mentors, musicians and composers will meet for master classes and workshops before the concert at Kulturhuset.
Image: Therese Ulvo (photo: Knut Utler)
Kulturhuset i Bergen
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- Ariane Jebsen Alvestad violin
- Balder Hella Mikkelsen cello
- Amalie Stalheim cello
- Caroline Shaw (1982–)
In manus tuas for solo cello
- Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata for Violin and Cello
2. Très vif
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Cello Suite no. 4, BWV 1010
5. Bourrée I
6. Bourrée II
- Madeline Clara Cheng (2004–)
Butter and Vanilla Extract
- Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Sonata no. 5 in G major, op. 27
2. Danse Rustique
Sara Sørbye Visel (2003–)
Running through (not away)
- Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707–47)
Sonata for two Cellos no. 10 in G major
3. Allegro prestissimo
Antonín Dvořák (1801–1904)
Miniature in G minor for two Violins and Cello, op. 75a
1. Cavatina. Moderato
2. Cappricio. Poco allegro
Arr.: Jostein Stalheim
The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Talent Norge
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