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UiA-students participating in prestigious bookfair in Frankfurt

The Department of Classical Music and Music Education is sending two ensembles to be part of this high caliber event. The two ensembles are Trio Sørlandet and Norwegian Flute Ensemble.

Trio Sørlandet. Foto: Cordula Hacke

The Trio Sørlandet

The Trio Sørlandet was founded at the Universitetet i Agder in Kristiansand, and is being coached by professor 2, Cordula Hacke. The trio consists of the German flutist Veronika Keber, the Albanian cellist Aldo Hodja from Tirana and the Norwegian pianist Lars Fredrik Nystad. The members of the trio are mainly devoted to the chamber music literature of the romantic and contemporary period. All three members of the ensemble have extensive experience in chamber music.

Flutist Veronika Keber. Foto: Cordula Hacke.

Flutist Veronika Keber. Foto: Cordula Hacke.

Flutist Veronika Keber is a member of the Wiesbaden ensemble "I Giocosi" and works as

an instrument pedagogue at various schools and projects in the Rhein-Main area.

Cellist Aldo Hodja. Foto: cordula Hacke.

Cellist Aldo Hodja. Foto: cordula Hacke.

The young cellist Aldo Hodja is a first prizewinner of numerous competitions and active

in various orchestras and as a soloist.

Pianist Lars Fredrik Nystad. Foto: Cordula Hacke.

Pianist Lars Fredrik Nystad. Foto: Cordula Hacke.

The trio's pianist, Lars Fredrik Nystad, who has given his debut as a soloist with the

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, has received many awards and has participated

in numerous international competitions. His piano trio won the first prize of the

Chamber Music Competition of the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2014.


The Norwegian Flute Ensemble

The Norwegian Flute Ensemble was founded in 2008 at the suggestion of Professor Jørn

Schau, and is the only ensemble in Norway of this kind. In its full size, the ensemble

brings together flute students and professionals connected to the University of Agder,

Kristiansand, Norway. The Norwegian Flute Ensemble performs regularly at

International Festivals, the number of players varying from 6 to 24. A main task is to

encourage Norwegian composers to write music for multiple flutes and to enlarge the

literature for flute ensembles. The ensemble has recorded 4 CDs, and several of these

present work-dedications by Norwegian composers.

Within the Buchmesse 2019 Norway Guest of Honour cultural events, members of the

Norwegian Flute Ensemble will be joined by flutists from the Rhein-Main area. Soloist is

Marin Stallemo Bakke, playing the traditional Norwegian folk music instrument

hardingfele. Marin Stallemo Bakke was at an early age accepted to the Young Musicians

Programme at the University of Agder, and has recently graduated from the Norwegian

Music Academy in Oslo as a classical violinist. Alongside her orchestral and solo

activities, she has specialized in folk music, and has appeared as hardingfele-soloist with

several professional symphony orchestras in Norway.

This concert will also feature new arrangements by our valued UiA colleague Terje

Howard Mathisen.

The ensembles are performing on the following dates:

Date: 22.09.2019, Museum Wiesbaden, Concert Hall, Matinee, 11h
Trio Sørlandet
Veronika Keber, Flute
Aldo Hodja, Violoncello
Lars Fredrik Nystad, Piano
Philippe Gaubert, 3 Water Colours
Trygve Madsen, Divertimento for fløyte, cello og klaver, op. 152 (World Premiere)
George Crumb, Vox Balanae – Voice of the Whale

Date: 13.10.2019, Museum Wiesbaden, Concert hall, Matinee, 11h
STORY TELLING IN TIMES OF CHANGE - Crossover Folk and Flute Ensemble
Norwegian Flute Ensemble
Marin Stallemo Bakke, Hardingfele

Our participation in the bookfair event is made possible by the generous support of NORLA and the MUSEUM WIESBADEN