Eldbjørg Hemsing is regarded one of Norway’s most promising young artists, captivating audiences and critics alike with her charismatic performances. Despite her young age Eldbjørg Hemsing has established herself as one of the foremost young Scandinavian instrumentalists.
She has performed with Norway’s leading orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Internationally she has appeared with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Nederland Sinfonieorchester, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Staatstheater Orchestra in Kassel, NDR Radio Orchestra, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Ireland to name a few.
The 2014/15 season highlights include a concert with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martin Fröst, a new production with Tan Dun in China as well as concerts together with her sister Ragnhild in Leipzig with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra and in Washington D.C.
After premiering Tan Dun’s Violin Concerto “The Love” with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the 2010 World Expo in the Far East, Eldbjørg Hemsing has developed a tight collaboration with this renowned composer and conductor. In 2013 Tan Dun invited her to play his Hero Concerto with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore she performed the Hero Concerto and Trippel Resurrection in both Leipzig with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eldbjørg Hemsing has a great interest in chamber music and has played recitals in Norway, Sweden, Germany and Ukraine. She is a frequent guest at international festivals and in recent years she has appeared at the Verbier Festival, AlpenKlassik in Germany, International Chamber Music Festivals in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen, Bellerive Festival, Bad Kissingen Festival, Hindgavl, to name a few.
In 2012 Eldbjørg Hemsing was invited to perform at the Nobel Peace Price Ceremony in Oslo.
Continually praised for her ability to connect with the audience, Eldbjørg Hemsing has received a number of prizes and distinctions, among them ’Musician of the Year’ in Norway’s Young Musician Competition as well as Audience Prize at the Verbier Festival in 2006, Audience Prize in the ’Young Musicians 2008’ final in Vienna. Eldbjørg Hemsing is a recipient of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra’s prize for Young Artists and the Norwegian Soloist Prize. She was also awarded the Statoil Grant, “Heroes of tomorrow”. In 2012 she and her sister received the Arve Tellefsen’s Musician’s Award.
Together with her sister Ragnhild, also a violinist, she works in a duo partnership. They were invited to play ay the Nordic Cool 2013 Festival in Washington DC. Furthermore they have performed in concerts in Norway and Gemany. At the Bergen International Festival 2013 they premiered Lasse Thoresen’s new Double Concerto for two Violins, a piece he dedicated to the sisters, together with the Trondheim Soloists. In 2010, Eldbjørg and Ragnhild filmed the documentary “The sound of Ole Bull” for the Norwegian National Broadcast NRK. In the film the sisters premiered a newly written piece dedicated to them by Lasse Thoresen with Leif Ove Andsnes. The documentary won the Silverprize at Circom Festival, European Championship for television programs 2011 and a Golden Rose at the Rose d’Or Festival in Luzerne in 2012.
Born in Valdres, Norway, in 1990, Eldbjørg Hemsing started playing the violin at the age of five and studied at the prestigious Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo as well as with the renowned Prof. Boris Kuschnir
Eldbjørg Hemsing plays a GB Guadagnini violin from 1754 kindly on loan from the Dextra Musica Foundation.
Due to her keen interest in Norwegian design Eldbjørg Hemsing has collaborations with well recognized designers such as Nina Skarra and Hege Kristiansen.
Bartok Violin Concerto No 1
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
Bach Violin concerto in E major
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor
Tan Dun Violin Concerto “The Love”
Tan Dun Violin Concerto “Hero”
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Mozart Violin Concerto in G major, kv. 216
Mozart Violin Concerto in A major, kv. 219
Piazzolla The four seasons of Buenos Aires
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Shostakovich Violin Concerto no 1
Sibelius Suite for violin and strings
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Sinding Suite Op.10 A minor
Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 Arr. Strings
Tchaikovksy Violin Concerto
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Waxman Carmen Fantasy
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Eldbjørg Hemsing - Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, 3rd mov.
Eldbjørg Hemsing at Prague Proms 2014