Women Figures in Lied - Sunniva Lien Olsen, soprano & Mai Goto, piano Grieg in bergen 2020
Wed 22. July &
Thu 23. July at 9 pm

A late night Concert & Story brought to you by two fine artists, who, almost needless to say, are ladies who wish to promote the importance of women as individuals in the lieder world

Tickets 22.7

Tickets 23.7

Women Figures in Lied - the artists will guide you through the program.

R. STRAUSS (1864-1949)
3 Lieder der Ophelia, Op 67

E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
from Haugtussa, Op 67

F. SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Lied der Mignon

and others

SUNNIVA LIEN OLSEN received her Bachelor degree at the Grieg Academy in Bergen where Hilde H. Sveen were her main teacher. She got her Master Degree from The Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen where she finished with...the best grade possible. She was accepted in the post degree studies at the The Royal Danish Music Conservatory where the final exam was a public debut concert. Sunniva´s debut concert in 2013 took place in Christianskirken in Copenhagen. She performed a concert consisting of early music with Holmens Barock Ensemble and Jakob Stevns-Lorentzen as musical director, and contemporary music with flute and guitar.

In Denmark Sunniva had docent Susanna Eken as her main supervisor. She received her educational studies at Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo.

Sunniva has been invited to perform as a soloist on many occasions such as Johann Sebastian Bach´s Christmas Oratorio, Easter Oratorio, Johannes-passion, Händel´s Messiah and have participated in numerous operas. She has given many recitals both as a soloist and in different kinds of ensembles in venues such as Håkonshallen in Bergen, Sankt Paul Kirke in Copenhagen, Fana Kulturhus, Eidfjord Gamle Kyrkje. She was invited as a guest artist during the Usedom Music festival in Poland.

Sunniva has been touring extensively with Rikskonsertene in Hordaland and on the Orkn Islands with the program called “The singer” and she has been involved in the cooperational- project in different schools and Bergen National Opera. Amongst other she toured with a program called “Don Giovanni´s ladies”. For several years she has done lunch concert in different venues in the center of Bergen. In these concerts she cooperated with pianist Mai Goto, they did a program about Edward Grieg´s life and music.

Currently Sunniva is, besides performing concerts, working as a vocal teacher in Nittedal and Nesodden kulturskole in addition to teach young members of the “Det Norske Jentekor”.

The Japanese pianist MAI GOTO graduated from Osaka University of Music and studied later at Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest). In 2012 she made her master degree in performing music at Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen. Mai Goto has received awards in the "Takatsuki Music Competition" and "The 19th International Young Musician Competition" in Japan. In 2009 she won 1st prize at the 24th International Music Competition Rovero d’Oro i Italia.

Mai is a versatile musician and performs solo concerts, chamber music and as an accompanist. She has her base in Bergen, where she regularly plays concerts. In addition, she has appeared in several European countries, the United States and Japan. Since 2016, Mai has participated as a performing artist and composer in children's theater with actress Karin Stautland. She also initiated «Issun Boshi – a Japanese Fairytale», performed in Reykjavik in 2019. Mai has been a regular performer at Grieg in Bergen Int Festival, together with Michael Süssmann or solo and at Arena klassisk «Show-case» in Oslo. She participated in Matteo Fargion´s " We have to dress gorgeously» during the Borealis Festival, in Bergen, Oslo and France. Mai appears frequently in solo recitals at «Siljustøl», the home of composer Harald Sæverud. Summer 2020 she will be festival artist at Fringe Festival, Reykjavik
Concert Info
Sunniva Lien Olsen, soprano
Mai Goto, piano

Wednesday 22nd July
& Thursday 23rd July
at 9 pm

Tickets 22.7

Tickets 23.7
Ticket Info
Student NOK 235
Child NOK 195
Bergen Card 235
BT Card 235

The Festival
22nd JULY to 9th AUGUST
Wed - Thu - Sun

Evening Concerts start at 9 PM

Read more
The Scene
The Church of the Cross

Read more
+47 56 33 30 23
+47 900 48 872

Read more