If there’s a single, clear thing that my coworkers at WQXR know about my music taste, it’s that I love Nordic music. Usually, this manifests in my enthusiasm for Sibelius, but in Arctic, notwithstanding that his music doesn’t appear, the Nordic spirit of his music comes through like an Aurora.
The sweeping scope of Arctic should come as no surprise: it is but a milestone in a storied career
Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin); Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (Sony Classical) - Our rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating
Eldbjørg Hemsing is one of the leading young violinists of today.
Podcast with Eldbjørg Hemsing about her new album 'Arctic'
Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing was born into music, born into a love for nature, and born into the far North - it's no wonder that she calls her new album Arctic a long-time passion project.
Released on Sony Classical, this concept album explores both the beauty and the fragility of the Arctic Circle
The Norwegian violinist’s upcoming album celebrates the vast beauty of the Arctic region, which is under threat due to climate change
Grieg's Violin Sonata No 3 in Building a Library with Katy Hamilton and Andrew McGregor
In this short film for Vogue Scandinavia, Norwegian virtuoso violin talent explores the otherworldly Arctic – the “incredibly mythical, mysterious” north that inspired her latest album.
North of the Arctic Circle, in the tiny Norwegian town of Bodø, virtuoso violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing records her latest album, named, what else, Arctic. Joined by the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra and a slew of extraordinary classical talents, Hemsing draws inspiration from the extreme landscape that surrounds her. It was a moment we simply had to freeze in time, via our debut Arctic editorial.
The first fruits of the exclusive partnership will be a single called ‘Winter Meditation’, a new arrangement based on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, on December 17.
She states, ’I am thrilled beyond words to join the amazing team at Sony, and to be among their legendary roster of artists. The creative expression and global accessibility offered by recordings are hugely important to my artistic mission, and I could not be more excited for the wonderful projects that we have ahead of us’
Music has always been an effective channel for cross-cultural dialogue. A recent concert in Beijing staged a unique communication between the works of Stravinsky and one of China’s most famous composers, Tan Dun.
What is typically Nordic? The mythology, the folk tradition, the lyrical and a cautious optimism, says Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing in her new podcast.
Hva er typisk nordisk? Hva karakteriserer vår historie, utvikling og hvem er vi i dag? Disse spørsmålene stiller Eldbjørg...
Fiolinisten Eldbjørg Hemsing har lansert podcasten The Nordics Unveiled, der hun ønsker å utforske temaene nordisk mytologi, folkemusikken, samisk tradisjon, oppdagelse av glemte verk innenfor musikken, filosofi, arkitektur og natur. Slikt blir det spennende lytting av.
Eldbjørg Hemsing med podkast om det mystiske nordiske: – Jeg ser på podkaster som lydbøker som har tatt et steg videre
Eldbjørg Hemsing receives the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’
Die Violinsonaten von Edvard Grieg stehen im Mittelpunkt der Sendung. Die drei Werke dokumentieren verschiedene Lebensphasen von Grieg, stehen für seine Studentenzeit in Leipzig, seine Eheschließung und nicht zuletzt für seine norwegische Heimat. Die Geigerin Eldbjørg Hemsing hat sie eingespielt.
Following acclaimed recordings of concertos by Tan Dun and Josef Suk, the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing returns to her roots in this Grieg recital, joined by Simon Trpceski at the piano.
Junge Künstler, die in Rolando Villazóns ARTE-Sendereihe „Stars von morgen“ ihren ersten großen TV-Auftritt hatten und die sich inzwischen in der internationalen Klassikszene einen Namen gemacht haben, spielen und singen in ihrem „Guten Stube“, im Kinderzimmer mit Krabbelbaby, vor Stapeln von Umzugskartons oder auch im indonesischen Hotelzimmer.
As Quarantine time is a perfect time to expand your repertoire, Quarantine Classics provides a series of musicians sharing their favorite Nordic gems. Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing is on something of a mission in bringing Borgström’s music back to life.
BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: ‘Grieg: The Violin Sonatas’
Immer wieder hat Edvard Grieg seine norwegische Heimat in seinen Kompositionen verewigt. Julia Kaiser spricht mit Geigerin Eldbjörg Hemsing über die Spuren, die sie in seinen Violinsonaten hinterlassen hat.
Eine Kulisse, wie man sie schöner nicht malen könnte! Glitzernder Schnee, strahlend blauer Himmel, eine traumhafte Aussicht, nachts ein klarer Sternenhimmel. Das Hemsing Festival, zu dem die Schwestern Ragnhild und Eldbjørg Hemsing ins norwegische Aurdal einladen, spielt rein landschaftlich in der Festival-Champions-League. Mindestens!
The Chinese world star Tan Dun is so excited about Norwegian Eldbjørg Hemsing that he has written a piece for her.
For her debut solo recording (out now on BIS), the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing pairs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with a very different (and far less familiar) work: the lush 1914 Violin Concerto by composer and music-journalist Hjalmar Borgstrøm, who initially studied in Oslo with his compatriot Johan Svendsen but went on to pursue a consciously Germanic style after spending time in Leipzig and Berlin.
In a classical recording industry seemingly obsessed with marketing beautiful young female violinists, but very often presenting them in repertoire to which most of them seem to have little individual to add, how do you make your mark? Norwegian Eldbjørg Hemsing came up with a bright idea typical of a thoughtful approach in which the music always comes first: to twin a 1914 concerto she genuinely admires by a compatriot very few people will know, Hjalmar Borgstrøm (1864-1925), with what is perhaps the ultimate 20th century challenge to violinists, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto.
She takes her concert public by storm all over the world with her 265-year old violin. The lauded musician Eldbjørg Hemsing from Valdres often expresses the sounds of the raw and beautiful Norwegian nature.