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Truls Mørk and Håvard Gimse
Singing cello and electrifying piano
The cellist Truls Mørk is one of Norway’s most famous musicians. He will now perform a solo concert at the Oslo Opera House, accompanied by pianist Håvard Gimse.
“Truls Mørk sprinkles star dust into the corners of Saint-Saëns cello concerts,” wrote the Aftenposten reviewer following Mørk's latest CD release in December 2015. With his passionate interpretations of the cello pieces, Mørk plays concerts across the world, both as a chamber musician and as a soloist with the world's largest orchestras. His comeback in 2011, following a lengthy absence due to illness, showed that he continues to be regarded as one of the greatest cellists of our time.
Knight and professor
Mørk made his mark in the classical music world at an early age, and was the first Scandinavian finalist and winner of the international Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1982. He is an outstanding chamber musician and has performed at some of the most prestigious chamber music festivals. His profound interpretations of both classical and modern music have garnered numerous accolades. In 1998 he was appointed a Knight of the 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav and in addition, he also holds the role of Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Soloist, chamber musician and accompanist
The pianist Håvard Gimse is another Norwegian musician to have made a name for himself both at home and abroad, with his broad and versatile repertoire. He is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, and many of Scandinavia’s best classical artists prefer him as their accompanist. He has performed at several of the world’s most famous concert halls and has received many prestigious awards in Norway and Scandinavia, including the Steinway Prize in 1995, Griegprisen in 1996 and Sibeliusprisen in 2004. At the Bergen International Festival in 2011, he and Truls Mørk received the Norwegian Music Critics Award for their performances of all of Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas.
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