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Matinee Music Series presents Oda Voltersvik
October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$25.00
ODA VOLTERSVIK – “(…) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!” (Per Brevig, Musicians Club New York) – has performed at important venues internationally including Carnegie Hall & Scandinavia House (NYC), Wigmore Hall & St Martin in the Fields (London), the Norwegian Opera House and from 2014 – 2022; artist in residence for a week at the Edvard Grieg museum in Bergen. As a solo and chamber musician she has held recitals for important concert societies and taken part in festivals internationally, including several solo recital tours in the US. Her CD releases “NEO”, “Firebird” and her piano duo recording “Khoreia” have received great reviews. Oda received the honourable Norwegian Arts Council’s work grant for younger and newly established artists for 2021- 2022. She is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw £ Buono International competition (2017) and finalist in the Jaques Samuels competition (2016). For her solo and chamber music projects, she has been awarded grants from the Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen City and Fegerstens foundation among others. Oda is a member of an active piano duo; the Volt&Potenza duo and has been project leader of several successful concert series for her Volt Ensemble and the concert series Volt Classics in Bergen. Oda holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music London and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire (with distinction from the Intercollegiate Jury).
“(…) immediately displays her sensitive artistry in Scriabin’s Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28, with expansive sweeps across her keyboard… Voltersvik shows a natural affinity for Prokofiev`s spiky music (…)” Holly Harris on CD “Neo”, Winnipegfreepress newsletter, May 2022
«(…) your performance (of the Grieg Ballade) compares favorably with the best of them» William H. Halverson, American Grieg scholar, March 2023
“(…) a most auspicious start to a recording career“ Martin Anderson, klassiskmusikk.com
review on CD “Firebird”, 2019
“Pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone (… ) She has the touch to render the orchestral textures vividly and the technique to tackle the ferociously difficult piano writing with ease” Marios Papadopoulos, director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
The programme ‘Nordic Unrest’ focuses on works by composers where their aim was to capture elements within the dramatic Nordic nature or reflect tales or characters originating from Nordic mythology and folklore. In addition, the programme include pieces reflective of an inner unrest from the characters described, or the composers themselves.
Brian T. Field (1967-): Three Passions for our Tortured Planet: “Glaciers” (2022) www.brianfield.com
Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907): EG 106: Agitato, Selections from 25 Norwegian folksongs and dances Op.17 and 19 Norwegian Folk tunes Op.66
Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957): Kylikki, Op.41
Atli Heimir Sveinsson (1938 – 2019): From “Óður steinsins”/“The song of the stone”(1983)