Discover Norwegian Music with Acclaimed Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing
Why We Recommend it
Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing (b. 1990) takes the audiences on a journey from Northern Europe to China through a solo violin recital and lecture about the rich cultural heritage of her native Norway.
Held at Asia Society Hong Kong, this mini-concert and talk is organised to celebrate the release of Hemsing’s recording with works by Oscar and Grammy winning Chinese composer Tan Dun, who is best known for his soundtrack for the 2000 wuxia movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well as composing music for the medal ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Hemsing will play selected works for the Norwegian folk violin “Hardanger Fiddle”, which she also introduced to Tan Dun, as well as speak on her collaboration with the internationally acclaimed composer.
Having made her solo debut with the Bergen Philharmonic at the age of 11, Hemsing had won various international competitions before training under master Austrian violinist Boris Kuschnir.Her extensive repertoire ranges from Bach, Beethoven and Bartok to Tan Dun. She has collaborated with Tan Dun on numerous projects in both Europe and Asia, and has most recently premiered the globally acclaimed composer’s new violin concerto ‘Fire Ritual—A Musical Ritual for Victims of Wars’ together with the Oslo Philharmonic.