Welcome to the Chamber Concert in Risør Church on March 1 and experience two of our foremost musicians, Håvard Gimse and Ludvig Gudim. The package includes a concert ticket and dinner at Tollboden 1865.
Experience Håvard Gimse and Ludvig Gudim in Risør Church on Friday, March 1 at 18:00. Two of our foremost musicians will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann and Florence Price, among others.
Spring is on its way, listen to Beethoven's Spring Sonata, a symbol of the season's rebirth, and Brahms' Scherzo from the F-A-E sonata, which captures the essence of 'Free but lonely' (Frei aber Einsam).
Håvard Gimse is considered one of Norway's leading musicians with a broad and versatile repertoire. He is sought after both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and several of Scandinavia's best classical artists prefer him as their accompanist.
Håvard Gimse has given concerts at many of the world's most prestigious concert venues, including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). In the field of chamber music, he has collaborated with Truls Mørk for a number of years, with several tours to the USA, Japan and Italy. Berlin Konzerthaus and Carnegie Hall with Tine Thing Helseth can also be mentioned, as well as concert performances in Beethovenhaus Bonn with Alina Pogostkina and Wigmore Hall with Marianne Thorsen. Gimse is a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and also gives regular masterclasses at home and abroad.
Ludvig Gudim from Risør started playing the violin at Risør Cultural School at the age of six. In 2023, the 24-year-old received Equinor's annual classical music talent grant of NOK 1 million. Ludvig is already a well-known violinist in Norway and has been at the heart of the thriving string community in Norway for several years. He has an authentic and individual voice, is a sensitive listener and a flexible chamber musician. Now he comes to Risør again to play with another good friend of Risør, pianist Håvard Gimse. At the concert we will hear music by Beethoven, Brahms, Clara Schumann and Florence Price.
Ludvig Gudim from Risør became a familiar face to many when he won NRK's Virtuos competition in 2016 and represented Norway in the Eurovision final in Cologne, where he played in front of millions of European TV viewers. The following year, he was accepted to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he studied with Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman until he completed his bachelor's degree in 2021. Before that, he attended the Barratt Due Music Institute with Stephan Barratt-Due and Henning Kraggerud as teachers.
Ludvig has played chamber music with highly recognized musicians, such as Janine Jansen, Kathryn Stott, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes and now with Håvard Gimse. Ludvig plays on an Antonio Stradivari from 1710, on loan from Anders Sveaas Almennyttige Fond.