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European Music Trails in Historical Locations

In the period 15.-22. September 2019, 8 young classical musicians from Germany, Lithuania and Norway met at the Meisdalen Gård in Skrautvål, Valdres. Here they worked and lived together for a week, before embarking on a concert tour around the country. The great inspiration was the music and travels of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896) and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875 - 1911) which inspired the festival and mini tour - from Valdres in the east to Bergen in the west.

In Bergen, the Historical Music Trails began with a morning concert at Troldhaugen (Edvard Griegs home), followed by concerts in historic rooms in Bergen and east Norway.


European Music Trails (EUMUT) was a project about the unifying power of music in a diverse Europe. The three partners, Leipziger Notenspur (Germany), Opera Opus - MB Classics (Norway) and Ciurlionio Namai (Lithuania), developed the project based on the philosophy and basic ideas of the great composers who all represented a change in the music field in the 18th and 19th century.

All three are particularly important composers in the three participating countries, Germany, Lithuania and Norway. The European Music Trails project took the legacy from these composers and further developed it for the future.

The travelling musicians

Mariam Kharatyan - piano (Norway/Armenia)
Sander Tingstad -  violin (Norway)
Adriana Zarzuela - violin (Germany/Spain)
Anna Kasperovic - violin (Lithuania)
Ingvild Sæther - viola (Norway)
Lia Chen Perlov - cello (Germany/Israel)
Kornelija Kupsyte - cello (Lithuania)
Ksistof Markiewicz - piano (Lithuania)

Anil Büyükikiz - piano (Germany/Turkey)


Residens / Festival

Thursday19.sep kl 1900 - Evening piano recital // Valdres Folkemuseum

                                          Mariam Kharatyan
Friday 20.sep kl 1300 - Matineé // Fagernes Kulturhus
                                        Program no.1
Friday 20.sep kl 1900 - Konsert // Fagernes Kulturhus
                                        Program no.2


Special events

Saturday 21.sep kl 1300 - Consert// Borgund Stavkirke, Borlaug
                                        Program No3
Sunday 22.sep kl 0800 - Early morning piano recital // Troldhaugen villa, Bergen


Historical Music Trails

Søndag 22.sep kl 1100 - Historical Music Trails// Bjerkebæk, Sigrid Undsets home, Lillehammer
                                        Gjøvik Trio
Søndag 22.sep kl 1100 - Historical Music Trails // Bien Restaurant, Danmarksplass, Bergen
                                        Program no.1
Søndag 22.sep kl 1200 - Historical Music Trails // Maihaugen, Lillehammer
                                        Gjøvik Trio
Søndag 22.sep kl 1300 -  Historical Music Trails // Bien Centro/KODE 1, Bergen
                                        Program no.2
Søndag 22.sep kl 1330 -  Historical Music Trails // Aulestad, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons home, Gausdal
                                        Gjøvik Trio   
Søndag 22.sep kl 1500 -  Historical Music Trails // Bien Basar, Rivelsrudbygget, Bergen
                                        Program no.3 


Program 1

- Grieg          _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     Sonata for violin and piano in F, op. 8          Adriana Zarzuela/Ksistof Markiewicz

- Ciurlionis          _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_               Piano solo      _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                 _cc 781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 Ksistof Markiewicz

-Grieg          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         Sonata for violin and piano in G, Op. 13.


Program 2

- Ciurlionis          _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_              Piano solo      _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc7 81905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     Ksistof Markiewicz

- Clara Schumann          _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_  Three Romances for violin and piano      _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Adriana Zarzuela/Anil Büyükikiz      _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_           _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

- E. Grieg          _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_         _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b Sonata for violin and piano in C, op. 45          Andil Kasperovic/Andil Büyük


Program 3

- Ciurlionis          _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_               String quartet      _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                           _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Anna Kasperovic/Sander Tingstad/Ingvild Sæther/Kornelija Kupsyte

- Grieg          _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_                     String Quartet in G, up. 27          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     Sander Tingstad/Anna Kasperovic/Ingvildher/Lia Chen Perlov
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