torsdag 29. september 2011

Photos from the AMAZING Trondheim Chambermusic Festival 2011

@ Lade Gaard. (all photos: Trondheim Chambermusic Festival
David Hansen, countertenor. Two funky men with funkey moods and nikey´s! David and me with Kim Kashkashian after playing two wonderful Brahms-songs.

mandag 26. september 2011

Bouncing from festival to festival

Right after my Café de Concert-festival in Oslo I headed out for Tallinn Chambermusic festival, which was awsome!
Got to play for a full house with great and my favourite Estonian musicians, Kristina Kriit, violin and Levi-Danel Mägila, cello.
AND I met the superfantastic English-Swedish-Italian contemporary virtuoso Hugo Ticciati!
And of course - went out with Nadja and Anastassia :))
Today I just came back from the superduper Trondheim Chambermusic Festival where I did 5 concerts. It was an amazeing experience!! Several of our living classical legends were there! Mindblowing! Got to get to know and perform with a lot of fantastic musicians. Especially this guy! CHECK HIM OUT!! He showed up in a funky moods of norway jacket AND Nikey shoes. Need I say that we totally rocked the stage together?;)
Also got to play with the legendary violist Kim Kashkashian and the super elegant French prizewinning string quartet, Tercea.They were SO fun to play with! GREAT quartet!!
Leaving for New York this Saturday :) C u there, party-people!!

søndag 11. september 2011

My Café de Concert festival 2011

Thank you, everybody, for a wonderful festival at Tjuvholmen - the artistic district of Oslo! Here are some photos from a couple of the concerts!

fredag 2. september 2011

Stranded in NYC

Stranded in NYC for a week after "Hurricane Irene" barely hit Manhattan wasn´t really the worst place to be stranded in, to put it that way. But on the other hand, it had some challanges: had to cancel almost 10 concerts back home in Oslo and also had to administrate the last preparations for my Café de Concert-festival in three major cities in Norway - from overseas. Wasn´t easy but thank´s the magnificant Norwegian Seaman´s Church I managed to both practise and administrate as good as I would have been able to do in Norway. Thank you my wonderful friends in NYC who also contributed to makeing my extended stay as flawless as possible!! In a way I really don´t want to leave NYC (I never do, actually), but it will be all right to come back to my Café de Concert concert-gallery @ Tjuvholmen in Oslo to practise and prepare the festival. And also to get ready for the big in festivals in Tallinn (EST) and in Trondheim (NO) in the middle and in the end of September. Yup, gonna be a kick ass month!! Leaving this Sunday. Ready for more action!

Photos: Camilla Flaatten