NECC Culture: ERSO: Järvi & Hemsing
Date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Estonia Concert Hall, Estonia pst 4, Tallinn
We have a lovely surprise to share! You are all welcome to greet the stars of the night – Ragnhild Hemsing and legendary Neeme Järvi shortly after the concert at the café beside the concert hall.
RAGNHILD HEMSING (NOR) violin
ERSO – Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
Violin Concerto No. 1
The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today’s most highly respected maestros in the world. He conducts the world’s most prominent orchestras and works alongside soloists of the highest calibre. A prolific recording artist, he has amassed a discography of nearly 500 recordings.
Over his long and highly successful career he has held positions with orchestras across the world. Last season he took up his tenure as Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He is also currently Artistic Director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of both the Residentie Orkest Netherland Hague and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the titles of Principal Conductor Emeritus of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Ragnhild Hemsing stands out amongst the rising stars in Norway as a remarkably poised artist. Her unique upbringing, deeply immersed in the rich folk music traditions of Norway enables her to be one of the first artists to successfully merge the instantly identifiable characteristics of Norwegian folk and classical performance in a young, fresh and entirely contemporary fashion.
Hemsing debuted with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra when she was only 14 years old. By now, she has performed with many European and Scandinavian orchestras and received a lot of attention as a chamber musician. After a successful debut at the Beethovenfest Bonn in 2013, she was given the Beethoven Ring award. In addition to two albums with the pianist Tor Espen Aspaas, she has also recorded Johan Halvorsen’s Fossegrimen for Chandos with Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.