Residency at the Bergen International Festival

I’m incredibly happy and grateful for sharing this news that I’ll be the new Artist in residence at the Bergen International Festival for 2024!

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VETRA is out now!

My new album VETRA is out now and available on all streaming platforms as well as on CD and Vinyl!

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4th Single Release of Upcoming Album VETRA: Vinterstemning
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3rd Single Release of Upcoming Album VETRA: Vetrahalling
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Still from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fql0TgBAYU
2nd Single Release of Upcoming Album VETRA: Langeberglåtten
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BRUCH + TVEITT Album Release
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On 31.03.2023, my third album will be released on the Berlin Classics label. It is titled BRUCH+TVEITT, but also includes other romantic works by the composers Johann Svendsen and Sigurd Lie.
On the album, I play together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eivind Aadland.

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Klassekampen Review PEER GYNT

A great review from Klassekampen written by Magnus Andersson about my album PEER GYNT.


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First Single "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from my upcoming Album PEER GYNT is Out Now!

The first single "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from my upcoming album PEER GYNT is out now!
Link down below.

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Opus Klassik Award Ceremony

Receiving the Opus Klassik Award for my album RØTA and performing with the wonderful Orchestra of the Konzerthaus Berlin and maestro Cornelius Meister on German television program ZDF, was an incredible experience and I’m so grateful and happy to have had this opportunity.

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My album RØTA receives the OPUS KLASSIK AWARD in the category classic without borders!

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Two OPUS KLASSIK Nominations for RØTA!

RØTA is nominated twice for the OPUS KLASSIK Awards 2021!


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Digital Concert from Hemsing Festival

Today Eldbjørg and I are playing our digital concert ""Vinterstemning frå Valdres" ("Winter mood from Valdres") with the great musicians as Marianne Beate Kielland and Håvard Gimse - watch us on Facebook! Even if the Hemsing Festival couldn't take place in February, we like to present a little part of our planned program at least. 




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Article at Avisa Valdres

Avisa Valdres has written a very nice article about Eldbjørg and me. We're talking about being an artist in times of Corona and about the Hemsing Festival - among other topics...  

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RØTA at the German Radio "Bremen Zwei"

Radio "Bremen Zwei" has published a very nice review for RØTA - for my German speaking friends... 






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Album-Release on Berlin Classics today!
Today is the release day of my album RØTA!
Thank you so much to such a fantastic team and everyone involved in this project! I’m just so grateful for the opportunity of making the album RØTA and also joining me the marvellous musicians Mario Häring and Benedict Kloeckner. What fun recording days with you!!!
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Here's the trailer for my new album!

I'm very happy to announce the trailer for my upcoming album RØTA, which is very special to me, as it represents my Norwegian roots. 

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Great new review for "Beethoven's Testaments of 1802"
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Watch my first video for my upcoming album Røta!
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New CD "Beethoven's Testaments of 1802" is out now!

We, Tor Espen Aspaas and I, are delighted to announce the release of our new recording "Beethoven's Testaments of 1802"!

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Concert review in Sandefjord Blad

My concert with my dear friend and pianist Tor Espen Aspaas at Hjertnes kulturhus on July 18. was named “Beethoven with Norwegian resonances”. It was part of Midtåsen Festival. This review is written by Svein Erik Tandberg from “Sandefjord Blad” newspaper.

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Interview with klassikinfo.de in Germany

A new interview on Germanys classical music website klassikinfo.de

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My new Portrait Film is online!

For all the people who like to know a little bit more about me, my home town and my music: I'm happy to present my new Portrait Film, now online on youtube! 

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Learn more about the Hardanger Fiddle (Hardingfele)

As you might know, I'm not only playing the classical violin, but also love my traditional instrument, the "Hardanger Fiddle". You can learn a little bit more about it here in my video!

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Interview with Classicpoint.net

To my German speaking friends: I was interviewed by Classicpoint.net.

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Ragnhild Hemsing signs with Berlin Classics!

Berlin Classics is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian violinist and Hardanger fiddle player Ragnhild Hemsing.

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Hemsing Festival Featured in German TV Documentary

Thanks so much to Klick Klack at BR-Klassik and Sol Gabetta for producing this wonderful feature about the Hemsing Festival! They did such a great job capturing the atmosphere and spirit of the festival, and we're so happy to be able to share documentary video with you here.

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Radioklassik Austria visited Hemsing Festival 2019

Listen to the radio feature of Hemsing Festival 2019 in Radioklassik Austria with the headline "Kammermusik in Aurdal". 

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Deutschlandfunk at Hemsing Festival 2019!

"Mit Langlaufski zu Debussy".

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Ragnhild Hemsing performing Grieg Sonata No 3 with Tor Espen Aspaas

Live recording of Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor by Ragnhild Hemsing and pianist Tor Espen Aspaas on NRK Television as a part of the celebration of Grieg´s 175 anniversary «Grieg, minute by minute», a live broadcasting of 30 hours with all the opus numbers Grieg composed on June 15-16, 2018. See the video recording here:

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«Polacca Guerriera» with WDR Funkhausorchester Köln and Rumon Gamba

Live recording of Ragnhild Hemsing´s performance of Ole Bull «Polacca Guerriera» with WDR Funkhausorchester Köln and conductor Rumon Gamba in Cologne in January 2018. The concert was aired on WDR.

Listen to the live recording here:

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Review in the Vinyl Anachronist

«This one is entirely about the music. That's a strange way to begin a music review, I know, but with a 2L release there's always so much more going on than the performances. There's the extraordinary care taken during the recording process to ensure that the sound quality is state-of-the-art, there's the cutting edge technologies used to achieve that goal and finally there's a theme to explore, usually a cerebral one that's aimed squarely at true lovers of classical music. These themes can be simple, or they can be so esoteric that only a handful of music lovers would discover the intent on their own without the help of the unusually detailed liner notes."


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Review of NORTHERN TIMBRE in klassiskmusikk.com

"Altogether a remarkable release." — Martin Anderson, August 2017. 6 out of 6 stars for Hemsing´s new album NORTHERN TIMBRE with pianist Tor Espen Aspaas in Norwegian classical magazin "klassiskmusikk.com". Reviewed by Martin Anderson. Read the review here:

In Norwegian: http://klassiskmusikk.com/review/northern-timbre/


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Review in Audiophile Audition

Great review of album Northern Timbre in Audophile Audition from August 2017. Read it here:

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Review on BBC Radio, July 2017

Summer record review on BBC Radio.

Listen to the review of Hemsing´s new album NORTHERN TIMBRE on BBC Radio with Andrew McGregor from July 15th 2017.




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Review of NORTHERN TIMBRE in Norwegian music magazine Kulturspeilet (in Norwegian).

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Release of new album on 2L

NEW RECORDING: Ragnhild Hemsing´s new recording Northern Timbre together with pianist Tor Espen Aspaas was released in May 2017 on label 2L.

Repertoire: Nordic programme with works for Violin and Piano by Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius


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Review from concert with Nürnberger Symphoniker, January 2017

Great review in Norberger Zeitung (in German). 

Conductor: Jonas Alber

Repertoire: Sibelius Violin Concerto and Halvorsen Fossegrimen Suite on the Hardanger fiddle

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Review from concert at SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele 2016

Wonderful review of Ragnhild Hemsing´s recital at SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele 2016 in Mannheimer Morgen.

Pianist: Tor Espen Aspaas

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Portrait interview on NRK Radio with Ragnhild Hemsing

Journalist Lisbeth David-Andersen visited Ragnhild Hemsing at her home in November 2015 and made a portrait interview with her. 


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Review in Gramophone of album YR

Solo debut from genre-crossing Norwegian violinist and fiddler:

«Her tone is remarkably pure, with an inner steel audible in her control of intonation over larger spans.» Gramophone / Guy Richards.

Read full review here:

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Review in the Strad of album YR

«On the evidence of this recording, 23-year-old Ragnhild Hemsing is destined for great things. Already a leading performer in her Norwegian homeland (she made her debut aged 13 playing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic), last year she made quite an impression playing Halvorsen’s Fossegrimen Suite for Chandos.» - The Strad / JULIAN HAYLOCK

Read the full review here

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