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Fjord Cadenza: Alexander Rybak og Trondheimsolistene

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I samband med 20-års markeringa for opninga av kulturhuset, slår vi på stortromma! I samarbeid med Fjord Cadenza set vi opp konsert med Alexander Rybak og Trondheimsolistene!

Trondheimsolistene er et dynamisk kvalitetsensemble av musikere
tilknyttet Trondheim. Orkesteret ble etablert i 1988 og er et kammerorkester
med stor programbredde og musikalsk vidsyn. Dagens kunstneriske leder, Geir
Inge Lotsberg, viderefører utviklingen av Trondheimsolistene som et topp
profesjonelt ensemble med stor internasjonal anerkjennelse.

Konsertene preges av humør, spontanitet
og intensitet. Gjennom sine konserter og turnéer over store deler av Europa,
Asia, USA og Sør-Amerika har Trondheimsolistene utviklet seg til å bli et av de
mest spennende kammerorkestrene på den internasjonale arena.







Trondheimsolistene har et
etablert samarbeid med Alexander Rybak hvor han får vist sitt brede klassiske
og populærmusikalske repertoar som solist med orkesteret. Rybak trenger ingen
videre presentasjon, men han ble verdenskjent etter at han vant finalen i Eurovision
Song Contest i 2009 med sangen Fairytale, som han har skrevet selv.

TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE er et dynamisk kvalitetsensemble av musikere tilknyttet
Trondheim. Orkesteret ble etablert i 1988 og er et kammerorkester med stor
programbredde og musikalsk vidsyn. 
Dagens kunstneriske leder, Geir Inge Lotsberg, viderefører utviklingen
av TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE som et topp profesjonelt ensemble med stor
internasjonal anerkjennelse. Konsertene preges av humør, spontanitet og
intensitet.

Gjennom sine konserter og turnéer over store deler av
Europa, Asia, USA og Sør-Amerika har TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE utviklet seg til
å bli et av de mest spennende kammerorkestrene på den internasjonale arena.  Orkestret samarbeider med solister som
Truls Mørk, Daniel Hope, Marianne Thorsen, Tine Thing Helseth, Håvard Gimse og
Andreas Brantelid.  Fremfor alt er det
langvarige samarbeidet med Anne-Sophie Mutter et tydelig bevis på TRONDHEIMSOLISTENEs
kvalitet, og innspillingen av Vivaldis ”Årstidene” på Deutsche Grammophon har
blitt lovprist over hele verden. 

TrondheimSolistene
er en viktig formidler av norsk musikk, orkestret har bestilt og urframført en
rekke verker og har alltid med norsk musikk på sine turnéer.  De har gjort en rekke innspillinger bl.a. av
Grieg-verker, bestillingsverker og store romantiske verk som Tsjaikovskijs
Serenade og Strauss` Metamorfoser.

TRONDHEIMSOLISTENEs diskografi inkluderer nå totalt over 25
plateinnspillinger hvorav flere er prisbelønte. "Mozart Violin
Concertos" med Marianne Thorsen fikk Spellemannpris for beste klassiske CD
i 2006. "Divertimenti" ble i 2008 nominert til Spellemannpris og hele
tre GRAMMY priser. Divertimenti er også verdens første rene musikkutgivelse i
Blu-ray formatet. Orkesterets plate, ”In Folk Style” ble tildelt Spellemannpris
for beste klassiske utgivelse i 2010 i tillegg til at den ble nominert til to
GRAMMY priser. TRONDHEIMSOLISTENEs ”Souvenir”, oppnådde også GRAMMY nominasjon i tillegg til at den høstet
mange lovord i både norsk og internasjonal musikkpresse. ”Reflections” oppnådde
hele tre GRAMMY nominasjoner og ble tildelt Spellemannpris for beste klassiske
utgivelse i 2016.

Med høy internasjonal kvalitet og nyskapende
kunstnerisk profil bidrar TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE til økt tilgjengelighet,
oppmerksomhet og bevissthet rundt det kunstneriske uttrykk -  kammermusikk. 
Orkestret har vakt stor oppsikt og høster anerkjennelse både nasjonalt
og internasjonalt på grunn av dets høye kunstneriske kvalitet, i kombinasjon
med ungdommelig friskhet og sprudlende, entusiastisk spilleglede. Stadig nye
fruktbare samarbeidsprosjekt og konstellasjoner har tilfredsstilt både musikere
og publikum, og orkestret har gjort seg bemerket med stor musikalsk
fleksibilitet, fra barokk og romantisk repertoar til tango, jazz, folkemusikk,
rock og forskjellig slags samtidsmusikk.

Professor Bjarne Fiskum etablerte orkesteret som i
starten var en arena for profesjonell konserterfaring for strykere ved
Musikkonservatoriet i Trondheim.

TRONDHEIMSOLISTENEs Hovedsamarbeidspartnere er NTNU, Sparebank 1 SMN og Koteng Eiendom AS.

 

Geir Inge Lotsberg (f. 1969) fikk sin opplæring hos Leif Jørgensen i
Oslo fra 1979 til 1987. Siden fulgte studieopphold hos Sandor Vègh i Salzburg,
Camilla Wicks i Houston og Ana Chumachenco i München.



Lotsberg er medlem av Oslo Strykekvartett siden oppstarten av ensemblet i 1991.
Foruten nære samarbeid med musikere som Håvard Gimse, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg,
Vebjørn Anvik og Kåre Nordstoga har Lotsberg vært solist med blant andre
Ungdomssymfonikerne, Oslo-Filharmonien, Den Norske Operas Orkester,
Kringkastingsorkesteret og Camerata Academica Salzburg.  



Han har gitt ut en rekke innspillinger med verk av J.S. Bach, Carl Nielsen og
Edvard Grieg, samt flere utgivelser med nyere musikk. Hans foreløpig siste
utgivelse er Herman Vogts fiolinkonsert innspilt med Kringkastingsorkesteret.



Lotsberg var ansatt i halv stilling som konsertmester i Den Norske Operas
orkester fra 1997 til 2004. Han er professor ved Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt,
hvor han har vært tilknyttet siden 1995 og er fast ansatt fra 2003. 

Som kammerorkesterleder har han siden 2005 jobbet regelmessig med Trondheim
Solistene og innehar fra august 2017 posisjonen som kunstnerisk leder for dette
ensemblet. 



Geir Inge Lotsberg spiller på en fiolin bygget av Guiseppe Guarneri, filius
Andrea, stilt til disposisjon av Dextra musica.

















 Alexander Rybak



Alexander Rybak was born on May 13th 1986
in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. At the age of five, Alexander and his little
family of three moved to Norway and settled at Nesodden near Oslo. Alexanders
parents are both professional musicians and they taught their son to play the
violin and piano from an early age. Soon, he had to choose between his two
instruments and he decided to go with the violin. He still plays the piano – as
a hobby – along with the guitar.



 



Alexander practiced with fierce discipline
for many hours every day and played concerts with his family and their musician
friends. At a very young age he debuted on the stage and many noticed
Alexander’s talents. He enrolled at The Barrat Due Institute of Music when he
was 10. Alexander studied the great classical masters, but was from the
beginning also preoccupied with thinking “outside the box”. He began playing
jazz and popular standards as well as pop hits. He composed music from an early
age. His violin took him to far away places including Russia, The United States
and China as a member of various orchestras.



 



Born with a competitive streak, Alexander
joined the Norwegian talent-contest “Idol”in 2005, but didn’t get to the final.
A year later at the age of 20, he joined another talent contest,
“Kjempesjansen”(Norway´s got talent) with a broader approach to music and use
of instruments. With his own, jazzy composition “Foolin”, Alexander won the
contest and the hearts of the Norwegian nation!



 



The director of one of Oslo’s biggest
theatres cast Alexander for a production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. His
performance led to a multitude of rave reviews and he was awarded a Hedda
Award, the highest acclamation a stage actor can achieve in Norway. In between
all of his engagements, Alexander found time to travel like fiddlers did in the
old days, playing for food and lodging in some of the valleys and islands of
Norway.



 



On one of these trips, he got inspired to
write a song called “Fairytale”and when the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
contacted him in late 2008, he had a plan. Alexander Rybak signed up for the
national Eurovision selection in Norway with his own song “Fairytale“. He
performed on stage with folk dancers of the Frikar Dance Company and won with
the highest score of viewer votes ever. He went on to the 54th Eurovision Song
Contest in Moscow in May 2009 and won with a landslide victory. He finished
with a grand total of 387 points, breaking the previous record of 292 points
scored by Lordi in 2006 and scoring 169 points more than the runner-up from
Iceland.



 



“Fairytale”, became a major hit in Europe
and was #1 on most European iTunes charts the following week. It also reached
top 3 on the European chart, #1 in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Norway,
Sweden and Russia and #2 in Ireland, Finland and the Netherlands.



 



Alexander released his debut album
“Fairytales” in more than 25 European countries including Scandinavia,
Russia/CIS, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France and Greece. The
“Fairytales” album reached triple platinum status in Norway within two months.
It has also reached Gold status in Sweden and Double Platinum status in Russia,
where Alexander in mid August 2009 was #1 on the Russian Billboard charts.



 



After his Eurovision-Victory in May 2009,
Alexander was requested for concerts and TV-shows allover the world and he went
on a long Concert-Tour with his band and dancers and performed in Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, UK, USA etc. while he kept
working and preparing for his future projects



 



In March 2010, Alexander was awarded with
the Norwegian Grammy-award: The coveted music prize “Spellemann of the Year”
2009.



 



Around the same time, he was invited to the
Russian MUZ-awards in Moscow, where he received a MUZ-award as “The Best
Newcomer of 2009”



 



Alexanders interest in acting led to a
character role in the movie “Yohan: The Child Wanderer” and to the Norwegian
voice dubbing of the lead character, Hiccup in the animated movies from
Dreamworks Animation “How To Train Your Dragon” and “How To Train Your Dragon
2”



 



In 2011, Alexander launched a new project:
Musical workshops with young musicians from music schools and youth orchestras.
Alexander has developed the concept of 3 days of workshop and a final, public
concert with him and the young musicians. The workshops have been a huge
success in Norway, Sweden, USA and Turkey and with his love of teaching and the
inspiration he gets from children, it is something Alexander really loves to
do.



 



In September 2011, Alexander went back to
school at Barratt Due Musical Institute to finish his violin studies and get
his bachelor degree as a violinist, something that had been postponed because
of his Eurovision victory in 2009. While he completed his studies, he managed
to continue his career as a performer, though with a little less packed
schedule. Alexander passed his exam at Barrat Due in June 2012 and got his
bachelor degree with a top ‘A’ grade.



 



In 2014, Alexander sent a song to the
American company Dreamworks Animation, who produced the “How To Train Your
Dragon” movie and they liked his song, “Into a Fantasy” so much, that they
decided to use it for the soundtrack of the second movie in the sequel: “How To
Train Your Dragon 2”. It was close to the premier of the movie and it was
really too late to add another song, but Dreamworks managed to add “Into a
Fantasy” to the soundtrack of the movie in Scandinavia, many slavic and most
European countries. Alexander, once again, also did the Norwegian voice-dubbing
of the lead-character in this movie.



 



In 2014 Alexander composed songs for the
national Eurovision-selections in Malta and Belarus. In Malta, he wrote the
song “Still Here” for the young, talented singer Franklin Calleja and in
Belarus, he wrote the song “Accent” for the girl group “Milki”, a group of 5
talented singers he had found himself after having organized open auditions in
5 Belarussian cities. Neither “Still Here” or “Accent” won their national
finals, but they got good placements and good reviews. Alexander will continue
the collaboration with “Milki”and they have plans about a joint concert tour. .



 



In July 2015, Alexander took part in a
theatre production in Norway, “Soot-Spelet”, where some of the most popular
actors in Norway and Sweden were in the cast. Alexander was cast to play the
role as one of his big idols, the legendary Norwegian violinist and composer
Ole Bull.



 



For more than 3 years, in between all his
other engagements, Alexander has been working on a project, very close to his
heart and in September 2015, his efforts were rewarded and he could add the
title “Author”to his CV. The Norwegian publisher Cappelen Damm published his
childrens book “Trolle og den Magiske Fela”. (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle) The
book is about a little Troll, who is a bit outcast and bullied, but when he
finds a magic fiddle which gives him magic powers, his life changes. On a
deeper level, the story is about the power and importance of friendship and
trust and how it can overcome fear and prejudice. Alexander calls “Trolle og
den Magiske Fela” a “Musical-in-a-book”, because the book comes together with 3
CDs with 13 new songs and the story, narrated by Dennis Storhøi. “Trolle og den
Magiske Fela” has received great reviews in Norway and foreign publishers have
already shown interest. The Danish company Koppelwrite has bought the rights to
publish the book in Denmark in 2016.