From Grieg to Beatles - Kristina Vårlid, guitar - Tormund Blikra Vea, guitaro - Grieg in bergen 2020
Wed 5. July &
Thu 6. July at 9 pm

The accoustic guitar is one of the most versatile instruments you can find in the musical world. It has all the harmonic capabilities as a piano and can at the same time perform a melodic line with the warmest and passionate tone one could imagine. Put two of them together, not to mentioned superb players, add a program with such diversity as shown, and you can look forward to a great evening!

Tickets 5.8

Tickets 6.8
Beatlerianas (arr. Leo Brouwer)

A. PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
Tango suite

C. FRANCK (1822-1890)
Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op 18

E. GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite, Op 40

E. GRANADOS (1867-1916)

M. DE FALLA (1876-1946)
La Vida Breve

KRISTINA VÅRLID (b. 1994) from Stavanger, Norway is already an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist after winning several competitions and awards. Among others she got the 1st prize in...Antwerpen International Guitar Competition 2017, finalist and winner of the Koblenz International Guitar Academy Award at the Koblenz International Guitar Competition 2018 and finalist in Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2018. She was named the best music student in The Netherlands in 2017 when she won Grachtenfestival Conservatorium concours. In 2018 she became a part of the prestigious «Walk of Fame» at the Hanze University in Groningen.

Kristina is really fascinated by the big variety of sound you can produce with the guitar and she likes to explore and go beyond its limitations in dynamic, sustain and colors. As a musician she looks at music thinking everything is possible, she loves discovering new ideas with her creative approach to her repertoire and make it her own. She got her first guitar when she was 6 years old, and started lessons at the age of 8.

In 2013 she started her bachelor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying with professor Allan Neave, a year later she continued at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, The Netherlands with Sabrina Vlaskalic as her teacher. She graduated her bachelor degree in 2017 with the highest mark and cum laude. She further continued her studies in Oslo with the artist diploma degree (diplomstudiet) at the Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Erik Stenstadvold and professor Otto Tolonen.

Kristina is very passionate about performing and thrives being on stage where she feels a very strong connection with the audience. She has given solo recitals in several major halls among others The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Universitetets Aula in Oslo. She has also performed as a soloist with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. She has performed on national TV and radio in The Netherlands. Her debut album "An Idea" was released in May 2019 with the label Simax Classics and it has received excellent reviews. She currently teaches at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen.

Kristina plays on a guitar made by Andrés D. Marvi and performs on D'Addario strings exclusively.

TORMUND VEA (born 1993) is a Norwegian classical guitarist from Stavanger, who after several international and national awards, is considered one of the most promising young musicians in the country.

He began his studies with Dr. Zafer Özgen in Stavanger before moving to Oslo to study with Prof. Erik Stenstadvold. After finishing his master degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, with professor Ricardo Gallén and Otto Tolonen, he got accepted into the Soloist Programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he is studying at the moment.

Tormund has featured in several major international competitions and has won 2. Prize in the "Uppsala International Guitar Competition" and 3. Prize in the "Anna Amalia International Guitar Competition, Weimar" in Germany. In the period 2008-2014 he won 6 first prizes in the final of the Youth Music Competition in Oslo. Tormund regularly plays in different chamber music ensembles and has played solo concerts all over Europe.

Concert Info
Kristina Vårlid, guitar
Tormund Blikra Vea, guitar

Wednesday 5th
& Thursday 6th August
at 9 pm

Tickets 5.8

Tickets 6.8
Ticket Info
Student NOK 235
Child NOK 195
Bergen Card 235
BT Card 235

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