TRANSLATION Classical music What: Chambermusic by Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Grieg among others. Where: Kulturhusets festlokal i V채nersborg When: Thursday evening How: Absolutely brilliant Aurora Chamber Music's autumn-festival continues to impress and offer great music. Celebrating the 200 year anniversary of Felix Mendelsohn, his music ran as a main theme throughout the festival. However, the Thursday evening was all about Norwegian composers. 25-year old Neta Rudich from Israel opened with a beautiful piece by Johann Sebastan Bach Chaconne, in d-minor, performed excellently, with temperament, intensity and dazzling technique. It sounded as if there were more than one violin on stage, but there was only Neta Rudich.
A privilege Being able to experiance and enjoy the music performed by a string quartet in a small room, such as Kulturhusets festsal, is truly a privilege. At least when a quartet of such high level and excellence as the italian Quartetto Indaco - Eleonora Matsuno, vilolin, Jamiang Santo, violin, Andrei Harabagiu, viola and Naomi Berrill, all in their twenties. "Okey guys, let's rock", encouraged Per Nyström, the artistic leader of the Aurora Chamber Music festival, as the quartet walked through the corridor to enter the stage. And how they rocked! String quartet nr 1 in g-minor, opus 27 by Edvard Grieg, was grooving so much that even the walls were digging it. It opened with completely mesmerizing fireworks from the four strings - just brilliant, and so enjoyable. They finished as phenomenal. Griegs msic is never better than this. The evening continued with the one treat after the other. Anton Dvoraks piano concert op 87, performed by Linn Lillsunde, violin, Kim Hellgren, viola, Steven Walter, cello, and Tuuli Lempa, piano. Delightful pieces The lovely piano trio no 1 op 49 in d-minor by Mendelsohn, performed by Laura Thompson, violin, Kristin Malmborg, viola, and Linda Laursen, piano. And then yet another delight from that evening, four norwegian pieces for piano in one suite: Grieg, Alf Hurum, Geirr Tveit and Harald Säverud, brilliantly performed by Håvard Gmse, piano, one of the leaders in Aurora Chamber Music. Powerful and kicking ass, to use another "rock'n roll-term. The music academy of Vänersborg, the municipality of Vänersborg, the local council for culture, the music association of Vänersborg and the arts association of Trollhättan, truly have reason to hold their heads high and be proud of this collaboration with the Swedish Royal academi of music and the region of Västra Götaland. Text under the picture: Eleonora Matsuno, Jamiang Santi, Andrei Harabagiu and Naomi Berril of the Quartetto Indaco gave an astounding show in their performance of the String quartet nr 1 i g-minor. One of the jewels of the Aurora Chamber Music Autumn-festival this year, which continues this evening with chambermusic av Mendelsohn, Chausson and Schnittke among others.
Article TTela (Sweden) november 2009, in swedish translated in english