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Jakob Kullberg m/Aliisa Barrière - Håkonshallen

Jakob Kullberg with Aliisa Barrière

Cello suites from Bach to Nørgård, and the world premiere of Kajia Saariaho's new commission, Concordia.

Praised internationally for his performances of the modern cello concerto, Jakob Kullberg is one of the most active and diverse young Danish instrumentalists of our time. He has a unique working relationship with the Danish composer Per Nørgård.

In 2011 Kullberg moved to Paris to focus on his collaboration with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, the Festival's Artist-in-Residence for 2017.

Kullberg and Finnish-French violinist Aliisa Neige Barrière will perform Saariaho's Concordia, written for the two of them, for the first time this evening. This new commissioned work sits between well-loved cello suites by Britten and Bach, and a new hybrid work created in collaboration between Jakob Kullberg and Per Nørgård.

Jakob Kullberg cello
Aliisa Barrière violin

KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)
Concordia for violin and cello
World premiere commissioned by Bergen International Festival
Prés for solo cello and electronics

PER NØRGÅRD (1932–) & JAKOB KULLBERG (1979–)
New hybrid work

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Suite for Solo Cello in G major, BWV 1007

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Suite for Solo Cello, op. 72

Pre concert talk from 18.30.

Supported by FINNO, the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and Bergen Academy of Arts and Design.