Ragnhild Hemsing - Violin & hardanger fiddle

Ragnhild Hemsing
- Violin & hardanger fiddle
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Ragnhild Hemsing stands out amongst the rising stars in Norway as a remarkably poised artist. Her unique upbringing, deeply immersed in the rich folk music traditions of Norway enables her to be one of the first artists to successfully merge the instantly identifiable characteristics of Norwegian folk and classical performance in a young, fresh and entirely contemporary fashion.Together with her sister Eldbjørg she's the artistic leader of the annual Hemsing Festival founded in 2013

The 2020/21 season marks the beginning of Ragnhild Hemsing's exclusive collaboration with the CD Label Berlin Classics. Her debut album at Berlin Classics will be recorded as a co-production with WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne) at the end of August 2020 and released in early 2021. Together with pianist Mario Häring and cellist Benedict Klöckner she grants deep insights into her Norwegian roots with a recital program including works by Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Ole Bull, Johan S. Svendsen and traditional Norwegian folk music on the Hardanger fiddle.

Ragnhild ś latest recording Northern Timbre was released in 2017 on 2L label together with the pianist Tor Espen Aspaas with works by Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen.

Her album YR - named after a piece by the Norwegian composer Lasse Thoresen, which was performed by Ragnhild Hemsing 17 years after its origin - was enthusiastically received by the international press.

The 2020/21 season is also characterized by appearances as a soloist with renowned German and international orchestras such as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar and the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, Ragnhild Hemsing is a guest at several important festivals such as the Kissinger Sommer, the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, the Hohenloher Kultursommer and the MDR Musiksommer.

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Ragnhild Hemsing - Lillehammer (NO)

With the Lillehammer Symfoniorkester & Elsine Haugstad (conductor)

Ole Hjellemo (1873-1938): Violin Concerto in C major

Ragnhild Hemsing - Stavern (NO)

Performances at the Stavern Chamber Music Festival in Norway

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Ragnhild Hemsing - Sandefjord (NO)

With Tor Espen Aspaas (Piano)

Rezital at the Midtåsen Culture Festival

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Ragnhild Hemsing - Bad Kissingen

With Tor Espen Aspaas (piano)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in D major op. 12/1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A major op. 47 ("Kreutzer Sonata")

Traditional: "Rotneimsknut" and "Myllargutens Hochzeitmarsch" (Hardangerfiedel)

Works by Edvard Grieg

Location: Rossini Hall

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Ragnhild Hemsing - Leigo (EE)

Performances at the Leigo Festival

Ragnhild Hemsing - Friedberg

Concerts at the Friedberger Musiksommer. Ragnhild Hemsing plays chamber music and can be heard as a soloist with the festival orchestra.

Ragnhild Hemsing - Tønsberg (NO)

Concerts at the Friedberger Musiksommer. Ragnhild Hemsing plays chamber music and can be heard as a soloist with the festival orchestra.

“Norwegian artist Ragnhild Hemsing is equally talented as a violinist and an exponent of
the Hardanger fiddle...YR is played engagingly, with Hemsing managing once again to draw you into an uniquely mesmeric soundworld”.
BBC Music Magazine / Erik Levi

Ragnhild Hemsing stands out amongst the rising stars in Norway as a remarkably poised artist.

Her unique upbringing, deeply immersed in the rich folk music traditions of Norway, enables her to be one of the first artists to successfully merge the instantly identifiable characteristics of Norwegian folk music and classical performance in a young, fresh and entirely contemporary fashion.

At only 14 years of age Ragnhild made her debut performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with both, the Bergen Philharmonic and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has performed with all major Norwegian orchestras.

She supplements her large repertoire of standard solo classical works for violin with more unusual and complex works written for the Hardanger Fiddle.

The 2020/21 season marks the beginning of Ragnhild Hemsing's exclusive collaboration with the CD Label Berlin Classics. Her debut album at Berlin Classics will be recorded as a co-production with WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne) at the end of August 2020 and released in early 2021. Together with pianist Mario Häring and cellist Benedict Klöckner she grants deep insights into her Norwegian roots with a recital program including works by Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Ole Bull, Johan S. Svendsen and traditional Norwegian folk music on the Hardanger fiddle.

Ragnhild ś latest recording Northern Timbre was released in 2017 on 2L label together with the pianist Tor Espen Aspaas with works by Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen.

Her album YR - named after a piece by the Norwegian composer Lasse Thoresen, which was performed by Ragnhild Hemsing 17 years after its origin - was enthusiastically received by the international press.

The 2020/21 season is also characterized by appearances as a soloist with renowned German and international orchestras such as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar and the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, Ragnhild Hemsing is a guest at several important festivals such as the Kissinger Sommer, the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, the Hohenloher Kultursommer and the MDR Musiksommer.

Ragnhild Hemsing’s recording of Halvorsen’s Fossegrimen op. 21 with the Bergen Philharmonic and Neeme Järvi received outstanding critical acclaim. Since then, the two have worked closely together. For instance, Neeme Järvi subsequently invited Ragnhild to debut with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

Other important debuts of the last years include a.o. the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Gothenburg Symphony, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest The Hague, the Tampere Philharmonic (Santtu-Matias Rouvali), the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (Kristjan Järvi), the Risør Chamber Music Festival, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Düsseldorf Symphony at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, the Schwetzingen SWR Festival and the Tonhalle Zürich. She has performed the world premiere of Lasse Thoresen’s “Sprang”, together with her sister Eldbjørg and the Trondheim Soloists at the Bergen International Festival with further performances at St Petersburg’s Marinsky Concert Hall, the Bashmet Festival in Omsk, the Moravian Autumn in Brno, and at Trondheim celebrating the Trondheim Soloists’ 25th anniversary.

Ragnhild has given guest appearances at all major festivals of Norway, and she is a well-known artist on Norwegian radio and TV. Together with her sister, Eldbjørg Hemsing she recorded a one-hour documentary on the life of the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull which received an EBU award.

After her most successful debut at the Beethovenfest Bonn 2013, Ragnhild Hemsing was awarded the Beethoven- Ring of the “Citizens for Beethoven”.

Ragnhild is the artistic leader of the Hemsing Festival together with her sister Eldbjørg. They established the festival in 2013, which takes place in their hometown Valdres week 8 every year. For more info, see www.hemsingfestival.com

Ragnhild was born in 1988 into the heart of the Norwegian folk region, Valdres. She began to play the violin at 5 years of age and continued her studies at the prestigious Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, followed by studies with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. She plays on a Francesco Ruggeri Violin (Cremona, 1694) kindly on loan from the Dextra Musica Foundation.

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Hemsing Larsen Trio

Ragnhild Hemsing stellt die Hardangerfiedel vor

Ragnhild Hemsing - Halvorsen: Veslemøys Sang

Ragnhild Hemsing - Huldreslått frå Vang

O. Bull: "Polacca Guerriera"

Sibelius: Danses Champêtres - Anna Fedorova, Ragnhild Hemsing

Svendsen: Romance - Anna Fedorova, Ragnhild Hemsing

Piazzolla: De vier jaargetijden - Anna Fedorova, Ragnhild Hemsing, Benedict Kloeckner

Violin Concertos

Top priority:

Tubin, Eduard: Violin Concerto No. 1
Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, op. 47
Bruch, Max: Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor op. 26
Szymanowski, Karol: Concerto no. 2 , op. 61
Tveitt, Geirr: «Three Fjords», Hardanger fiddle Concerto No 2 Op 252

Berg, Alban: Violin Concerto
Bruch, Max: Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor op. 26
Bruch, Max: Double Concerto for Violin / Clarinet and Viola (playing the viola) in E minor, Op 88
Brustad, Bjarne: Violin Concerto no 1 (Norwegian)
Egge, Klaus: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 (1953) ( Norwegian)
Goldmark, Karl: Violin Concerto in A minor Op.​ ​28
Haydn, Joseph: Violin Concerto in A Major “Melker”
Lalo, Edouard: Symphonie Espagnole op. 21
Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64
Mendelssohn, Felix: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in B Major, no 1
Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in A Major, no 5
Mozart, W. A.: Sinfonia Concertante in Es for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Mozart, W. A. : Concertone in C Major for two Violins and Orchestra, KV 190
Nordheim, Arne: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Norwegian)
Prokofiev, Sergei: Violin Concerto no 2
Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, op. 47
Sæverud: Violin Concerto (Norwegian)
Szymanowski, Karol: Concerto no. 2 , op. 61
Tubin, Eduard: Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35
Valen, Vartein: Violin Concerto (started)
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D Major
Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor for two Violins and Orchestra, op. 3, no. 8

 

Hardanger fiddle concertos

Tveitt, Geirr: «Three Fjords», Hardanger fiddle Concerto No 2 Op 252 Tveitt, Geirr: Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No 1
Halvorsen, Johan: Fossegrimen Suite Op. 21

Soloist with Chamber Orchestra

Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major
Sparre Olsen, Carl Gustav: ”6 short pieces from Lom” for Violin and Orchestra Irgens-Jensen: «Altar» for Violin and String Orchestra
Kvandal: Fantasia for hardingfele og strykere, op. 82

Other repertoire for Violin and Orchestra

Borgstrøm, Hjalmar: Romance for Violin and Orchestra (dedicated to E. Ysaÿe) Bull, Ole: Polacca Guerriera and Sæterjentens Søndag
Halvorsen, Johan: Norwegian Dances No. 1 & 2
Irgens-Jensen: «Bols Vise» fra Driftekaren
Lie, Sigurd: “Huldra aa ́n Elland”, Concert Piece for Violin and Orchestra (~8'30'') Sinding, Christian: Suite for Violin and Orchestra
Svendsen, Johan: Romance for Violin and Orchestra G major op. 26
Chausson, Ernest: Poeme, Op 25
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Op. 20

Solo violin & Hardanger fiddle:

Achron, Joseph: Hebrew Melody

Bach: Solo Sonata no.1 in G Minor; Solo Partita no. 2 in D minor; Solo Partita no. 3 in E major; Solo Sonata no. 2 in A minor; Double Concerto for Two Violins

Other repertoire:

Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, no. 1, op 12 Beethoven: Sonata no 8 in G Major, op 30

Bolcom, William: Graceful Goast (1979)

Boulanger, Lilli: Nocturne

Borgström, Hjalmar: Romance for Violin and Orchestra (dedicated to E. Ysaÿe)

Bruch, Max: Violin Concerto in G Minor op. 26
Double Concerto for Violin / Clarinet and Viola (playing the viola) in E minor, Op 88

Brustad, Bjarne: “Eventyrsuiten” for solo violin

Bull, Ole: Polacca Guerriera ”I ensomme stunde” ”Seterjentens søndag”

Chausson, Ernest: Poeme, op. 25

Debussy, Claude: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1917)

Elgar, Edward: Salut d’ Amour Op. 12

Franck, César: Sonata in A Major

Grieg, Edvard: Violin Sonata in F Major, op. 8 Violin Sonata in G Major, op 13 Violin Sonata in C minor, op 4 No 3

Haydn, Joseph: Violin Concerto in A Major “Melker”

Halvorsen, Johan: Norwegian Dances 1 and 2, Gavotte

Halvorsen, Johan: Fossegrimen Suite Op. 21 for Hardanger fiddle and orchestra Veslemøy ́s Son;Hardanger fiddle,​ traditional tunes from Valdres and the region around Hubay, Jenö; Bolero Op. 51, No. 3

Honegger, Arthur: Sonatina for two violins, H. 29

Irgens-Jensen, Ludvig (Norwegian): Sonata for Violin and Piano

Kocian, Jaroslav: Intermezzo Pittoresque op. 18, no 2

Kodály, Zoltán: Duo for violin and violoncello, op.7

Kreisler, Fritz: Recitativo and Scherzo (solo) Rondino; Caprice Vennoice, op 2; Preludium and Allegro

Kroll, William: Banjo and fiddle

Kubelik, Jan: Menuett

Kvam, Oddvar S: 13, op. 115 (written for Ragnhild)

Kvandal, Johan: Quintet for Hardanger fiddle and string quartet Op. 50

Lie, Sigurd: “Huldra aa ́n Elland”, Concert Piece for Violin and Orchestra (~8'30'')

Massenet​, ​Jules: Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64; Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra

Monti, V.: Czardas

Mozart, W. A.:

Violin Concerto in B Flat Major, no 1
Violin Concerto in A Major, no 5
Duo for Violin and Viola in B Major, KV 524
Sinfonia Concertante in Es for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (30 Min) Concertone in C Major for two Violins and Orchestra, KV 190 (started)

Nielsen, Carl: Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 1 in A major op. 9

Nordheim, Arne: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1997)

Paganini, Niccolò: From 24 Caprices for solo violin

Piazzolla, Astor: Fra “Tangoen historie”

Ptasinský, J.: Tanecek (Little dance)

Prokofiev, Sergei: Violin Concerto no 2; Sonata for 2 violins, Op 56

Ravel, Maurice: Tzigane

Saint-Saëns, Charles Camille: Introduction and Rondo Caprisioso

Sarasate, Pablo de: Carmen Fantasy, op. 25; Zigeunerweisen; Introduction et Tarentella, op. 43

Schubert, Franz: Rondo Brillante, op. 70; Sonatine in A Minor Op. posth. 137 No. 2

Schumann, Robert: Sonata in A Minor, op. 105

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Drei Duette for two violins and piano

Sinding, Christian: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Waltz

Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, op. 47 Danses Champetres Op 106 for violin and piano

Sparre Olsen: Berceuse; 6 bygdeviser fra Lom

Strauss, Richard: Sonata in E flat Major, op. 18

Suk, Josef: Four pieces, op. 7, no. 1 Love Song

Svendsen, Johan: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major, op. 26

Spohr, Luis: Duo for two violins in D Major Op 67 No 1 and No 2

Sæverud, Harald: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky, Peter: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Telemann​: Solo Fantasie no.4

Tveitt, Geirr: “Three fjords”, Violin Concerto no 2 for Hardanger fiddle and Orchestra, op 252 Hardanger fiddle concerto No 1

Thoresen, Lasse: Yr, for solo violin; “Sprang”, for two violins and string orchestra. ​Written for Eldbjørg, Ragnhild and the Trondheim Soloists

Vivaldi:

Violin Concerto in D Major
Violin Concerto in A Minor
Concerto in A Minor for two Violins and Orchestra, op. 3, no. 8 The Four Seasons

Wieniawski, Henri:

Kuyawiak
Legende
Polonaise in D Major
Scherzo Tarantella (also arr for two violins and orchestra) Études-Caprices, op. 18

Ysäye, A.: Solo Sonata no. 3, op 27, “Ballade”

Northern Timbre

Works by Grieg, Sibelius und Nielsen

Ragnhild Hemsing, violin
Tor Espen Aspaas, piano

Label: 2L
LC: 27917
Vertrieb: Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH
EAN: 7041888522928
VÖ: 30.06.2017


Johan Halvorsen: Orchesterwerke Vol.1-4

Works by Johan Halvorsen

Ragnhild Hemsing, Hardanger fiddle
Marianne Thorsen, piano

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Label: Chandos
LC: 07038
Vertrieb: note 1 music gmbh
EAN: 0095115183427
VÖ: 03.10.2014


YR

Works by Olsen, Grieg, Thoresen / Traditional tunes

Ragnhild Hemsing, violin
Tor Espen Aspaas, piano

Label: Simax
LC: 05789
Vertrieb: Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH
EAN: 7033662013159
VÖ: 17.10.2011


Johan Halvorsen: Orchesterwerke, Vol. 3

Works by Johan Halvorsen

Ragnhild Hemsing, Hardanger fiddle
Marianne Thorsen, violin

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Label: Chandos
LC: 07038
Vertrieb: note 1 music gmbh
EAN: 0095115166420
VÖ: 15.04.2011