Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2024

Joachim Carr


The Norwegian pianist Joachim Carr has over the last few years established himself as one of the most exciting musicians to emerge from Scandinavia.

He has won several international awards, including the First Prize as well as the Audience Award at the Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in 2014. The previous year he received the coup de coeur at the Concours Clara Haskil, and as a chamber musician he won the top prizes at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize in Berlin.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Trondheim Symphony, the Arctic Philhar- monic and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Also a versatile chamber musician and recitalist, he was invited to perform at the Klavierfestival Ruhr, Zermatt Festival, Lofoten Chamber Festival, Bach Festival Moscow, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Salzburger Kammermusikfestival. At the closing concert of the Bergen International Festival in 2017, he had the honour of performing the Grieg concerto with the Bergen Phil and John Storgårds.

Born 1988 in Bergen, he studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo with Jiri Hlinka, and with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. He also received invaluable musical guidance from Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner.

He has recorded for Naxos (Liszt, Cleve), Avi-music (live from Klavierfestival Ruhr) and Claves Records. Of his debut album, released in 2014 on Claves and featuring early works by Schumann, Brahms and Berg, Diapason wrote: “these performances place him amongst the most promising pianists of his generation”. The next solo album for the Swiss label, to be released in early 2022, presents a program of Bach/Busoni, Liszt, Franck and Messiaen; thematically it focuses on composers for whom faith and spiritual belief were inseperable from their musical creativity.

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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)

Edvard Grieg: Norsk from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 No. 6
Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon)

Lene Grenager: Wood Nymph (2005)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Johan Svendsen: Allegro scherzeroso from String Octet in A major, Op. 3
KonstKnekt: Joakim Røbergshagen, Phelan Walker, Dorian Xhoxhi, Johanne Haugland (violins), Frida S Oliver, Michael Grolid (violas), Øyvind Gimse, Hans Emil Sollesnes (cellos)

Lene Grenager: Systema Naturae (2007)
Daniela Braun (violin), Hans Emil Sollesnes (cello), Joachim Carr (piano)

Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
Johan Dalene (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Hommage a Piazzolla
Per Arne Glorvigen (bandoneon), Daniela Braun (violin), Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass)

Astor Piazzolla: Decarissimo

Juan Carlos Cobián: Los Mareados

Alberto Ginastera: Malambo

Nadia Boulanger: Three pieces for cello and piano
Sandra Lied Haga (cello), Joachim Carr (piano)

Astor Piazzolla: Romance del Diablo

Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino

Astor Piazzolla: Escualo

Astor Piazzolla arr. Rolf Gupta: from Concierto del Angel - I. Introduction, II. Milonga, III. La Muerte del Angel