Four award-winning string players dazzle – as always.
Vertavo Quartet, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014, is considered one of Europe's foremost quartets. The four musicians from the county of Buskerud has released over fifty recordings, toured worldwide and in 2016 arranged the first Vertavo Festival in their home county, inviting musician friends from far and wide.
'Four musicians. One quartet. We couldn't wish for a better life,' is the verdict in their autobiography.
In the first of two concerts in Troldsalen they open with Kaija Saariaho's Nymphéa, which according to the composer is inspired by the water-lily, with its beautiful symmetrical form, dark underneath, taking nourishment from the mud on the bottom of the pool.
Of course the Vertavo Quartet also plays a piece by Grieg before ending the concert with Janá?ek's Kreutzer Sonata Quartet, inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.
Øyvor Volle violin
Annabelle Meare violin
Berit Cardas viola
Bjørg Lewis cello
KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)
EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)
String Quartet No 2 in F major, EG 117
LEOŠ JANÁ?EK (1854–1928)
String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' JW 7/8
Transport is included in the ticket:
Departure from Strandkaien, Touristinfo/Mathallen at 15:00
Return from Troldhaugen at 17:30
The restaurant Spisestedet Troldhaugen offers a light meal in the space between many of the concerts in Troldsalen. The meal must be ordered in advance. Read more and order here.
Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica, Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation, FINNO, The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and The Sibelius Society of Norway