ODA VOLTERSVIK piano
Thursday 19 May 2022
Duration: 75 min, with interval
£10 early bird (if booked by 10 May)
Due to unexpected circumstances Oda Voltersvik has had to cancel/postpone this performance. Ticketholders have been notified and refunds arranged. We are working with Oda to arrange a replacement date for this performance, probably in the autumn.
The recording “NEO” will be released by Rubicon Classics on
27 May including neo-classical works by Russian composers.
This recital will be a celebration ahead of the release with works by G F Handel, Edvard Grieg, Dimitri Shostakovich, Inger Bang Lund, Sofia Gubaidulina and Tord Kalvenes (1989-).
Oda Voltersvik has performed at international venues such as
Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Norwegian Opera House. She holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music and Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire (London). Oda is a recipient of the Norwegian Arts Council's work grant (2021-2022).
Tord Kalvenes (1989-)
Prolog for Piano (2021)
i. Pesante risoluto
ii. Lento Affetuoso / Andante sostenuto
Edvard Grieg (1843-1905)
4 Piano Pieces, Op.1
i. Allegro con leggerezza
Op.43 ii. Solitary traveller
Op.65 i. From Early Years
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Sonata No.2 in B minor, Op.61 (1942)
iii. Moderato con moto
- Interval -
Inger Bang Lund (1876-1968)
4 lyrical pieces, Op.6: Huldrelokk
3 piano pieces: Nocturne, Humoreske Op.11: Trold
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Suite No.2 in F major, HWV427
Allegro - Adagio - Allegro (Fugue)
Sofia Gubaidulina (1931-)
“Pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone (... ) She has the touch to render the orchestral textures vividly and the technique to tackle the ferociously difficult piano writing with ease”
- Marios Papadopoulos, director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
“Hats off to Oda Voltersvik for such well-considered programme for her debut recording as a solo pianist (...) a most auspicious start to a recording career that promises much for the future – and already delivers generously here.“
“I felt cosseted and highly entertained in their hands, not only with playing of the surest unison and harmony, but with the palpable joy and fun of their music making”
Oda Voltersvik - “an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!” (Per Brevig, Musicians Club New York) - has performed at numerous venues internationally such as Carnegie Hall and Scandinavia House (NYC), Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields (London), “Palermo Classica” International Festival, the Norwegian Opera House and since 2014; the Edvard Grieg museum.
She holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music London and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Her solo recording Firebird and piano duo recording Khoreia have received great reviews internationally and she is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International competition. For solo projects and as leader of the “Volt Ensemble” she has achieved funding from the Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen Municipality and Fegerstens Foundation. She is also member of an active piano duo; Volt&Potenza duo.
Oda is artistic director of “Volt Classics”, a concert series held in Bergen where she managed the first season for autumn 2021. For 2021 and 2022, she has been awarded the Norwegian Arts Council's work grant for younger and newly established artists in Norway. The year 2022 includes a performance with the Northport Symphony Orchestra (NY), a solo tour in the US and the CD release of “NEO” for Rubicon Classics.
More information and recordings at: www.odavoltersvik.com