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Michael Germer & Silke Avenhaus

Past events:
Spring at Troldhaugen.

Violinist Michael Germer and pianist Silke Avenhaus celebrate the season with Beethoven's Spring Sonata and works by Dvořák and Bull. 

The artists perform together for the first time at this year’s Bergen International Festival. 
Beethoven's famous Violin Sonata no. 5, the 'Spring Sonata', opens the programme. The effervescent, graceful work is loved by violinists, pianists and audiences alike, and you can almost hear the buds of spring opening in the music. Germer and Avenhaus will also be performing Ole Bull's Lonesome moments

Violin Sonata in A Major by Belgian composer César Franck is known for its deftly balanced violin and piano parts and for its cyclic form. This work is the finale of this concert in Troldsalen at Edvard and Nina Grieg's Troldhaugen. 
Image: Michael Germer (photo: Nikolaj Lund), Silke Avenhaus (photo: Susie Knoll) 


Performance programme (pdf)

Violinist Michael Germer replaces violinist Tai Murray at this concert (updated 26 May 2022). Parts of the programme have been changed. Everyone who has purchased tickets to the concert, will be contacted. 

New date: This event was postponed from the 2021 Bergen International Festival and has a new concert date in 2022.



​1 h 5 min


Standard: 580
Senior: 522
Under 30/student: 190 
FiB Fordel until 13 April: 406
FiB Fordel from 14 April: 464
BT Fordel: 435


    • Michael Germer violin
    • Silke Avenhaus piano

Music by

    • Beethoven 
    • Bull
    • Dvořák
    • Franck


    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
      Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major, op. 24 Spring
      1. Allegro
      2. Adagio molto espressivo
      3. Scherzo. Allegro molto – Trio
      4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

    • Ole Bull (1810–80)
      In Moments of Solitude (La Mélancolie)

    • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
      Songs my mother taught me (Když mne stará matka), op. 55:4
      arr.: Fritz Kreisler

    • César Franck (1822–90)
      Violin Sonata in A major
      1. Allegretto ben moderato
      2. Allegro
      3. Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato – Molto lento
      4. Allegretto poco mosso

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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