Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2019

Sonoko Welde

Biography

Sonoko Miriam Welde is one of the most exciting young violinists to emerge from Norway in recent years. Born in Bergen in 1996 she made her debut with the Bergen Philharmonic aged nine and has since gone on to win the Norwegian Soloist Prize and Virtuos competition, as well as representing Norway in the European Broadcasting Union’s Young Musicians Competition. She is currently on the Crescendo programme, being mentored by Janine Jansen, and a recipient of a Statoil Talent Scholarship.

Her appearances include concertos with Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Kremerata Baltica, Zagreb Soloists, Oslo Camerata, and the Estonian Chamber Orchestra with conductors including Andrew Litton, Johannes Gustavsson, Peter Szilvay and Edward Gardner.An enthusiastic chamber musician, Sonoko has been championed by Leif Ove Andsnes, with whom she performs regularly, and has also worked with Tabea Zimmermann, Clemens Hagen, Sergio Tiempo, Enrico Pace and Itamar Golan. She appears frequently at the Bergen International Festival and has given recitals at Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Risør Chamber Music Festival, ArtLink Belgrade, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Bad Ragaz “Next Generation” Festival, Harpa Festival Reykjavik and Norsjø Chamber Music Festival.Sonoko opens the 18/19 Season with her debut at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and later with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Oslo Philharmonic under Joshua Weilerstein, as well as the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.Sonoko studies with Stephan Barratt-Due in Oslo and Kolja Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and has benefitted from regular lessons with Vilde Frang and Henning Kraggerud.She plays a 1714 Alessandro Gagliano kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

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Festival Performances Year 2019

Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude & Scherzo: Two pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (1925)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Quatour Danel.

Edison Denisov Sonata for Solo Clarinet (1972)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet)

Modest Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death (1875 - 1877)
Andrei Bondarenko (baritone), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

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Alexander Vustin: Zaitev’s letter (1990)
Christophe Poncet de Solages, ténor, Ensemble Allegria, PERCelleh (percussion). Christian Eggen, conductor.

Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Symphony (after String Quartet No. 8), Op. 110a (1967
Ensemble Allegria.

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Two pieces for String Quartet - Elegy and Polka (1931)
Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (1955)
Veriko Tchumburidze (fiolin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (fiolin), Sasha Grynyuk (piano).

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: “Real” Jazz Suite No. 2 (1938)
Arranged for Piano Duo by Gerard McBurney. Sasha Grynyuk (piano), Marianna Shirinyan (piano).

Sergej Prokofjev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts), Op. 64 (1938)
Aarranged for Viola and Piano by Vadim Borisovsky. Marianna Shirinyan (piano), Tabea Zimmermann (bratsj).

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Alexander Vustin: Three Toropets Songs for Piano Solo (1972)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40 (1934)
Clemens Hagen (cello), Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

Samuil Feinberg: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat minor, Op. 6 (1918)
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 (1911)
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Alexander Vustin: In memoriam Grigori Fried (2014)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Marianna Shirinyan (piano)

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Alexander Vustin: Offering (2005)
Marianna Shirinyan (piano), Ensemble Allegria, PerCelleh (percussion)

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (1919)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet)

Alexander Vustin: Dedication for Cello, Marimba and Piano (2013)
Amalie Stalheim (cello), PERCelleh (percussion), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (1930-1935)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Allegro from Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93, arranged for Piano Duet (1953)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

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Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141 (1971)
Arranged for Piano Trio and Percussion by Viktor Dervianko. PERCelleh (percussion), Christian Krogvold Lundqvist (percussion), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), Marianna Shirinyan (piano)