Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2024

Arnulf Ballhorn


Arnulf Ballhorn was born in Singen am Hohentwiel. After studying double bass with Prof. Rainer Zepperitz at the UdK Berlin, he began his work in 1999 in the orchestra of the Komische Opera Berlin. It is difficult to narrow down his musical preferences:

Besides playing in the orchestra, contemporary music chamber music are just as much a part of his musical as jazz and tango and the intensive work with the electric bass. He was inspired by courses and lessons with bassists such as Miroslav Vitous, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Gary Willis and Jonas Hellborg, but also the Glorvigen-Trio and the work with the actress and singer Dagmar Manzel always offer new challenges. Arnulf Ballhorn runs his own label and studio.

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Festival Performances Year 2024

Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic dances (selection)
KonstKnekt: Gunhild Rebnord, Christoph Hartmann, (oboes), Christine Bårreng Hansen, Laszlo Kuti (clarinets), Emilie Ravn Jensen, Stefan de Leval Jezierski (horns), Louisa Slosar, Vaclav Vonasek (bassoons), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass)

Opening speech
Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director of The Fritt Ord Foundation.

Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon), Daniela Braun (violin), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass), Øyvind Gimse (cello) KonstKnekt: Dorian Xhoxhi, Johanne Haugland, Joakim Røbergshagen, Phelan Walker (violins), Michael Grolid, Frida S Oliver (violas), Hans Emil Sollesnes (cello)

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
Ludvig Gudim, Sonoko Miriam Welde (violins), Eivind Ringstad (viola), Sandra Lied Haga (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double bass in D minor, Op. 44
KonstKnekt: Christoph Hartmann, Gunhild Rebnord (oboes), Laszlo Kuti, Christine Bårreng Hansen (clarinets), Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Emilie Ravn Jensen (horns), Vaclav Vonasek, Louisa Slosar (bassoons), Øyvind Gimse (cello), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass)

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 "Dumky"
Johan Dalene (violin), Sandra Lied Haga (cello), Zlata Chochieva (piano)

Lene Grenager: Mixed-Handedness (excerpt) (2016)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Edvard Grieg: Silent Woods from Lyric Pieces, Op. 71 No. 4
Joachim Carr (piano)

Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods, Op. 68 No. 5
Sandra Lied Haga (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Per Arne Glorvigen: "Corazones en el viento" = Première (commissioned work)
Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon), Daniela Braun (violin), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass)

Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77
Josef Špaček, Joakim Røbergshagen (violins), Michael Grolid (viola), Hans Emil Sollesnes (cello), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass)