Thursday 8 August, 8:00 pm – Ole Bull Akademiet, Osasalen
Friedrich Lips, Matti Rantanen, Jostein Stalheim
This years NordAccordion kick starts with this very exclusive concert with the three legendary accordionists: Freidrich Lips (Russia), Matti Rantanen (Finland) and Jostein Stalheim (Norway)
Friedrich Lips is a living legend. He has played concerts in some of the worlds leading concert halls and collaborated with some of the world’s greatest solosits and conductors. He is also a renowned professor at The Gnesin Institute Moscow teaching a large number of price winning students.
Matti Rantanen is one of the musicians on the international accordion scene. He has played solo- and chamber concerts all over the world in some and collaborated with some the world’s most important conductors and musicians. His students at the Sibelius Academy have won a large number of first prices in some of the most important international competitions.
We are really much looking forward to listen Jostein Stalheim from Voss premieres his piece ”...langt av garde...” for solo accordion. The piece is written for NordAccordion 2019, and imitates different musical genres like Halling. Stalheim is internationally recognized as an accordion soloist and composer and is performing at festivals and with several international orchestras.
Don’t miss this legendary concert with some of the accordion world’s great masters!