April 21, 2024
Main Echo

From the snow to Aschaffenburg

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing has established a festival in Norway - now a chamber concert in the municipal theatre.

April 3, 2024
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing at the Dresden Music Festival

"Magic from Norway"

January 19, 2024

"Breathtaking virtuosity"

Eldbjørg Hemsing plays Hillborg's second violin concerto with breathtaking virtuosity, and with a touch of endeavour.

January 19, 2024

Virtuosic concertante theater – celebrating Anders Hillborg at 70 at Berwaldhallen

"beautifully encapsulated by Holgersson and Hemsing, whose eventide duet bridged directly into the virtuoso realm of Violin Concerto No. 2."

January 7, 2024

Free events and concert screenings at the Cartagena Music Festival

The presentation, held at the Teatro Adolfo Mejía, features the Ensemble Allegria, conductor Ingar Bergby, pianist Olli Mustonen and violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing.

January 6, 2024
El Nuevo Día

The encounter between art and nature.

"The audience enjoyed a concert dedicated to nature, the inspiration for great iconic creations."

December 7, 2023

Eldbjørg Hemsing in Concert at the Cartagena Music Festival

"She is an outstanding young Norwegian violinist, who decided to focus her career on exalting the culture of her country through classical music."

July 10, 2023

Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing brings the Arctic to Newport Music Festival

On the eve of her U.S. tour, Eldbjørg Hemsing spoke with GBH News from London about the newly commissioned works for the album, her familial connection to a cornerstone of Norwegian classical music and her relationship and appreciation to the landscapes of her homeland.

March 20, 2023

Have You Heard... Arctic from Eldbjørg Hemsing with Christian Kluxen and the Arctic Philharmonic

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.

March 1, 2023
Strings Magazine

North Star: Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing Celebrates Nature & Her Nordic Roots

The sweeping scope of Arctic should come as no surprise: it is but a milestone in a storied career

February 21, 2023
BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Mag (Review): Arctic (Eldbjørg Hemsing)

Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin); Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (Sony Classical) - Our rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

February 15, 2023
YourClassical MPR

YourClassical MPR (Interview): Eldbjørg Hemsing shares a musical journey through the Arctic

Eldbjørg Hemsing is one of the leading young violinists of today.

February 7, 2023
Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Podcast: The violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing musically traces the Arctic

Podcast with Eldbjørg Hemsing about her new album 'Arctic'

February 3, 2023
The Violinist

Interview: Musical Journey to the Arctic with Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing

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.

February 3, 2023
Violin Channel

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing's Releases New Album, "Arctic"

Released on Sony Classical, this concept album explores both the beauty and the fragility of the Arctic Circle

February 1, 2023
The Strad

‘Translating the Arctic into music’: Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing

The Norwegian violinist’s upcoming album celebrates the vast beauty of the Arctic region, which is under threat due to climate change

November 19, 2022

Record Review: Grieg's Violin Sonata No 3, Listen Here!

Grieg's Violin Sonata No 3 in Building a Library with Katy Hamilton and Andrew McGregor

August 22, 2022
Vogue Scandinavia

Watch Norwegian virtuoso violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing explore the Arctic

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.

August 18, 2022
Vogue Scandinavia

Arctic Arrangement

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.

December 10, 2021

Eldbjørg Hemsing signs to Sony Classical

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.

December 10, 2021

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing signs with Sony Classical

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’

November 22, 2021
Caixin Global

From Stravinsky to Tan Dun, an Everlasting Musical Dialogue Between East and West

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.

November 14, 2021

The violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing

What is typically Nordic? The mythology, the folk tradition, the lyrical and a cautious optimism, says Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing in her new podcast.

November 26, 2020 Eldbjørg Hemsing med ny podcast

Hva er typisk nordisk? Hva karakteriserer vår historie, utvikling og hvem er vi i dag? Disse spørsmålene stiller Eldbjørg...

November 16, 2020
Klassisk CD Blogspot

Klassisk CD blogspot: Podcast: Unveiling Nordic (NO)

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.

November 8, 2020
Oppland Arbeiderblad

Oppland Arbeiderblad: Eldbjørg Hemsing med podkast om det mystiske nordiske (NO)

Eldbjørg Hemsing med podkast om det mystiske nordiske: – Jeg ser på podkaster som lydbøker som har tatt et steg videre

September 16, 2020
The Strad

Musical chairs: new Stradivaris for top violin soloists

Eldbjørg Hemsing receives the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’

May 13, 2020

Radio feature: Deutschlandfunk – Tonart Klassik

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.

April 10, 2020

Radio feature: WFMT with Grieg violin sonatas

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.

April 7, 2020
Arte Concert

ARTE Concert – Stars von morgen@Home

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.

March 29, 2020
Klassisk Karantene

Klassisk Karantene: Nordic Classics – Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgströms Violin Concerto

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.

March 24, 2020
The Violin Channel

Recording feature: Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing’s New CD: ‘Grieg Violin Sonatas’

BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: ‘Grieg: The Violin Sonatas’

March 7, 2020
WDR 3 TonArt

WDR Feature: Volksmelodien in Griegs Violinsonaten

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.

March 6, 2020
Rondo – Das Klassik & Jazz Magazin

Rondo Magazin feature: Mit Fjord und Fiedel (DE)

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!

September 21, 2018

In China they call her: “The Princess of Norway”

The Chinese world star Tan Dun is so excited about Norwegian Eldbjørg Hemsing that he has written a piece for her.

May 14, 2018
Presto Classical

Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgström's Violin Concerto

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.

April 28, 2018
The Arts Desk

Arts Desk Interview

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.

February 8, 2018
Visit Norway

The Violin Princess of Norway

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.

February 5, 2018


Eldbjørg Hemsing står foran sitt store, internasjonale gjennombrudd. Med seg på reisen har hun en norsk fiolinkonsert som har vært glemt i hundre år.