Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing, who joins Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony, seeks to introduce classical music to new audiences all over the world. She has recorded three award-winning albums, premièred several highly acclaimed new compositions and appears in the world’s most celebrated concert halls, including Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She has performed with orchestras around the world including the Oslo Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Shanghai and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras and many more. She has appeared as Norway’s cultural ambassador at venues such as the United Nations and the Shanghai Expo, and has travelled the world with Norway’s royal family.
Some of her many roles to make music more assessable is as co-founder of the Hemsing Festival and the artistic director of SPIRE, an innovative annual mentoring program within the Nordland Music Festival in Bodø, which promotes and supports young artists in their personal and artistic development.
Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Eldbjørg Hemsing for sharing her performances and insights, you can get more info https://www.eldbjorgmusic.com. Works on the show today included The Arctic Suite by Jacob Shea, The Return of the Sun and Under the Arctic Moon by Frode Fjellheim, Peer Gynt Suite and Last Spring by Edvard Grieg, and A Hidden Life by James Newton Howard.
Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show including:
Eldbjørg Hemsing, the Arctic Philharmonic, Frode Fjellheim, and the New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein. Thanks to Sony Music Entertainment for helping to make this episode possible. Thank you to Kim at Johnson&Stories for editing the episode!
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