Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2023

Guro Kleven Hagen

Biography

The Norwegian violinist Guro Kleven Hagen is known as one of the most exciting young Scandinavian musicians of today. In 2018 she was appointed 1st concertmaster of the Norwegian Opera Orchestra. Guro has also for the past five years been the Artistic Director of Valdres Sommersymfoni – a chamber music festival in the heart of Norway, hosting musicians like Leif Ove Andnes, Quatuor Ebène, Vilde Frang, Maxim Rysanov, Truls Mørk and Paul Lewis.

Guro’s debut recording of Prokofiev´s 2nd and Bruch´s 1st Violin Concertos with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Bjarte Engeset was chosen as “Editor´s Choice of the Month” by Gramophone Magazine in August 2014. The recording was also short-listed in the Gramophone Guide as one of the finest classical releases of 2014/2015. Her second CD with Marianna Shirinyan was nominated for the Norwegian ”Spellemann” award 2017.

Guro has played with many European orchestras, with conductors such as Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Christian Vasques, Johannes Gustavsson, Christian Arming, Cornelius Meister and Eivind Aadland.

As a chamber musician, Guro has worked closely with Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Marianna Shirinyan, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad and Håvard Gimse. She is a regular guest to many of Scandinavia’s leading chamber festivals. She also was part of establishing the Edvard Munch Ensemble – an ensemble that vividly explores the ”normal boundaries” of classical music.

In 2016, Guro finished her studies with Antje Weithaas at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, after several years of studying with Stephan Barratt-Due and Alf Richard Kraggerud at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. Guro is a prize winner of numerous international competitions, including EMCY’s prize for Music in the Menuhin Competition 2010 and the 2nd prize in the Eurovision Young Musician Competition in Vienna 2010. She has also received the Arve Tellefsen Musicians Prize (2014), the Statoil talent scholarship in classical music (2013), the Norwegian Soloist Award (2010), the Prinz-von-Hessen-Preis in Kronberg (2009), and was celebrated as Norway’s Young Musician of the year at the age of fourteen (2008).

Guro plays on a C. Bergonzi, also known as the “Kreisler-Bergonzi” kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

 

 

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Festival Performances Year 2023

Florent Schmitt: Suite for Trumpet and Piano, Op.133
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2
Dover Quartet (string quartet)

György Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano (1982)
David Guerrier (horn), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120 No. 2
Sharon Kam (clarinet), Yeol-Eum Son (piano)

Betsy Jolas: Quatuor VII (Afterthoughts) (2018)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Ida Bryhn (viola), Julia Hagen (cello)

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
James Ehnes (violin), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Ida Bryhn (viola), Julia Hagen (cello)

György Ligeti: Artikulation (1958)
Electronic piece - visuals on screen by artist Rainer Wehinger

György Ligeti: Etude No. 2 Cordes à vide
Franz Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité (1885)
György Ligeti: Etude No. 4 Fanfares
Franz Liszt: Nuages gris (1881)
György Ligeti: Etude No. 5 Arc-en-ciel
György Ligeti: Etude No. 6 Automne à Varsovie
Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Julia Hagen (cello), Yeol-Eum Son (piano)

Interval

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)