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The very attitude of the man, as he stands poising his bow for a moment before he begins to play, his lithe and graceful yet wholly unartificial bow to the audience, his weird and slender figure, with head thrown back, and eyes upturned as if seeking inspiration from some invisible source, or (as some has imagined) listening for an inaudible whisper form his violin, are of themselves a poem adressed to the eye, resembling in effect the wild lyrics of his native North, […]

– Maria S. Brainerd


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Aug 26, 2010

International Anniversary events

A series of anniversary concerts will be held internationally during the fall.

International Anniversary events

MINensemblet play music by Ole Bull in Bologna, the city where Bull had his breakthrough in 1834

Ole Bull’s status as an international star was comparable to that of many of today’s top international performers.

The anniversary will therefore also be marked in cooperation with a number of Norwegian embassies in countries where the virtuoso violinist was particularly active.


The Norwegian Classic Ensemble ”MINensemblet” play music by Bull together with violinist Susanne Lundeng:

4 September: Benevento Città Spettacolo festival in Naples, Italy
6 September: Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome
8 September: Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna

Focus on Ole Bull, Grieg and Norwegian folk music. In cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Rome.

Guro Kleven Hagen (violin) and Gunnar Flagstad (piano)

Music by Ole Bull and Edvard Grieg.
Eilif B. Løtveit from Troldhaugen presents the Concerts Cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.

7 November: Edvard Grieg Begegnungstätte in Leipzig
8 November: in the concert hall of the Universität der Künste in Berlin

Concert with violinist Annar Follesø (KORK) and violinist Gunnar Stubseid (Ole Bull Academy). Concert with orchestra.

Linked with the Bjørnson anniversary 2010 in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Kiev.

25 November: in Lviv (Lemberg).

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