Violinist @ Hemsing Festival
A champion of Norway’s rich musical tradition, Eldbjørg Hemsing has been a household name in her native country since childhood and made her solo debut with the Bergen Philharmonic at the age of 11. After winning various international competitions and prizes at the age of 18 her desire was to continue intensive studies with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna, during which time she fine-tuned her performance-style and absorbed a wide-range of repertoire ranging from Bach, Beethoven, Bartok to Tan Dun.
Her upcoming engagements in the 2019 / 20 season include her début with the Argovia Philharmonic, Slovene Philharmonic, TON Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Slovene Philharmonic, as well as the re-engagements with orchestras in Europe and Asia. Eldbjørg Hemsing will furthermore perform the Chinese, Swiss, Canadian and German premiere of the forgotten Borgström violin concerto. With recitals Eldbjørg Hemsing also makes her debut in the prestigious ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg as well as at the Dresdner Festspiele.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Eldbjørg Hemsing is actively involved in societal projects. She is an ambassador for the German music education project CJD Panorama in Germany, a regular collaborator with W20 Network as well as several international art focused conferences (Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, Nordic Arts & Audience conference). Eldbjørg has as cultural entrepreneur, previously launched a recognized Scandinavian chamber music festival “Hemsing Festival” and is actively involved in development of new projects and initiatives, including the Chamber Music Academy project SPIRE, European extension of Advisory Board for the Arts and launch of her new festival initiative in Oslo