Henning Kraggerud celebrates Grieg in Manchester

 Date:11/05/2007 - 13/05/2007
 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, Manchester

Chetham's School of Music’s Spirit of Norway Festival, celebrating Norwegian music and culture in Edvard Grieg’s centenary year, welcomes Norway’s most popular new generation violinist for concerts, workshops and masterclasses.

Chetham’s – in partnership with leading Norwegian tour operator, Hurtigruten - launched ‘The Spirit of Norway’ festival on 2 February to celebrate Norway’s rich culture and the music of Grieg marking his centenary year. Until July, they will offer the public various concerts and educational events performed by some of today’s leading Norwegian musicians.

Friday 11 May, 7:30pm, Chetham’s Whiteley Hall
Grieg's Complete Violin Sonatas
with Henning Kraggerud & Kathryn Stott - piano

‘Kraggerud’s approach has that satisfying effect of lifting the music, of making it live and breathe and of making it immediately interesting…he is worth watching out for whether he is’. The Daily Telegraph

Join Chetham’s for an intimate performance with Henning, as he is joined by the outstanding pianist Kathryn Stott, in an unmissable concert of Grieg's Complete Violin Sonatas.
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, £5 under-18s.
T: Angela Albinson, 0161 838 7246 E:
ENJOY A TASTE OF NORWAY! All tickets include Norwegian style interval refreshments.

Saturday 12 May, 10am - 1pm, Chetham's Baronial Hall
Masterclass with Henning Kraggerud

Henning will work with four aspiring local violinists.  Audience welcome.
Free, participants please apply by Wednesday 2 May.
T: Sylvia Lösche, 0161 839 6548 E:

Sunday 13 May, 10am - 6pm, Chetham's School of Music
String Orchestra Day with Henning Kraggerud & Stephen Threlfall
A day focusing on Norwegian repertoire by Ole Bull, Bjørklund and Grieg, including works for solo violin and strings. The day features a presentation of the film documentary starring Henning Kraggerud as ‘Ole Bull’. For string players of all ages.
Free, booking essential by Wednesday 2 May.
T: Sylvia Lösche, 0161 839 6548 E:

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Celebrated Norwegian violinist comes to Manchester concerts, workshops and masterclasses in May.Photo: Trygve Schonfelder

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