Program

Read more about the program at the various concerts here. We have also provided directions to the various concerts here.

Tickets

Buy tickets for the concerts here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door before the concert. Most of our concerts have numbered seats.

Festival pass

For those who want to hear more than one concert we recommend our festival pass with discounted prices.

Artists

Again we present several great international artists at our festival. Take a closer look here.

About the festival

Since the start in 2004 it has been 15 years. This will be celebrated with an anniversary edition in 2019.

Friends

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Volunteers

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Program

Program and artist selection in our 15th anniversary follows our vision to “convey chamber music of high artistic quality with internationally renowned musicians on the peculiar premise that the region Lofoten offers.”

Lofoten offers an infinity of nature experiences. The concerts are added to several different places – from Svolvær in the east to Gravdal in the west – distributed over six festival days. The audience therefore gets this as an integral part of the festival. Concerts at night time are the most natural in the world when the sun does not go down.

An extended program is available in pdf and can be downloaded here.

Monday, July 8th

kr. 370,- | seniors kr. 320,- | student/child kr. 180,-
(The seats on the balcony have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions and more information about Lofoten Kulturhus.

Program for the opening concert, Lofoten Kulturhus at 08.00pm:

H.M the Queen arrives to be present during the opening concert. Read more here.

Fritz Kreisler: Rondino over a theme by Beethoven
Arvid Engegård, violin
Joachim Carr, piano

Official opening

Joseph Haydn: from String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 33, no. 4
3. Largo
4. Rondo: Presto

Doric String Quartet

Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody in E-flat major, from op. 119, no. 4
Joachim Carr, piano

Bedřich Smetana: from Piano Trio in g-minor, op. 15
3. Finale. Presto
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne, op. 27, no. 2
Ingrid Fliter, piano

Anton Arensky: from Suite no. 1 for two pianos, op. 15
1. Romance
2. Valse

Geordy Tchaidze, piano
Ingrid Fliter, piano

– INTERMISSION –

Anton Webern: Slow Movement
Engegård String Quartet

Franz Liszt: Soirées de Vienne, no. 6
(composed by Schubert in arrangement by Liszt)
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Franz Schubert: An die Musik, D 547

Johannes Brahms: Wie Melodien, op. 105, no. 1
(nine waltzes by Schubert arranged by Liszt)
Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy, tenor
Joachim Carr, piano

George Gershwin: from Porgy and Bess
– Summertime
Anton Dressler, clarinett
Ingrid Fliter, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: from Octet in E-flat major, op. 20
1. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
Engegård String Quartet
Doric String Quartet

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Tuesday, July 9th

kr. 320,- | seniors kr. 270,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as sides have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions and more information about Buksnes Church.

Program for the evening concert, Buksnes Church at 07.00pm:

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano no. 20 in C major, K. 303
Arvid Engegard, violin
Joachim Carr, piano

Richard Strauss: Three songs
1. Heimliche Aufforderung, op. 27, no. 3
2. Allerseelen, op. 10, no. 8
3. Zueignung, op. 10
Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy, tenor
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano, FP 184
Anton Dressler, clarinet
Ingrid Fliter, piano

– INTERMISSION –

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131
Doric String Quartet

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kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 220,- | student/child kr. 150,-
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Click here for directions or more information about Borge Church.

Program for the midnight concert, Borge Church at 10.00pm:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio no. 5 in D major, op. 70, nr 1, «Ghost Trio»
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Frédéric Chopin: 24 Preludes, op. 28
Ingrid Fliter, piano

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Wednesday, July 10th

kr. 320,- | seniors kr. 270,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as siderooms/gallery have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about the Lofoten Cathedral.

Program for the evening concert, Lofoten Cathedral at 07.00pm:

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano no. 35 in A major, K. 526
Yūko Shiokawa, violin
András Schiff, piano

Joseph Suk: Piano Quartet no. 1 in A minor, op. 1
Joachim Carr, piano
Alex Redington, violin
Hélène Clément, viola
John Myerscough, cello

– INTERMISSION –

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet no. 3 in B-flat major, op. 67
Engegård String Quartet

Johann S. Bach: Chromatic phantasy and fugue in D minor, BWV 903
András Schiff, piano

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kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 220,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall has reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about Henningsvær Church.

Program for the midnight concert, Henningsvær Church at 10.00pm:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano no 8, op. 30, no 3
Soo-Jin Hong, violin
Jens Elvekjær, piano

Ernö Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet no 2 in E-flat minor, op. 26
Georgy Tchaidze, piano
Engegård String Quartet

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Thursday, July 11th

kr. 320,- | seniors kr. 270,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall has reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about Stamsund Church.

Program for the evening concert, Stamsund Church at 07.00pm:

Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E major, Hob XV:28
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, op. 13
Joachim Carr, piano

– INTERMISSION –

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34
András Schiff, piano
Engegård String Quartet

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kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 220,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as sides have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about Valberg Church.

Program for the midnight concert, Valberg Church at 10.00pm:

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 33, no. 2
Doric String Quartet

Edvard Grieg: Three songs
1. Med en vannlilje, op. 25, no. 4
2. Ved Rondane, op. 33, no. 9
3. En drøm, op. 48, no. 6
Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy, tenor
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet no. 1 in F major, op. 88
Arvid Engegård, violin
Alex Redington, violin
Juliet Jopling, viola
Hélèn Clément, viola
Jan Clemens Carlsen, cello

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Friday, July 12th

kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 250,-
(not numbered seats)
– SOLD OUT –

Click here for directions or more information about the KaviarFactory.

Program for the lunch concert, KaviarFactory at 01.00pm:

Anton Dressler: Improvisation – clarinet and live electronics
Anton Dressler, clarinet

Franz Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956
Doric String Quartet
Soo-Kyong Hong, cello

– SOLD OUT –

kr. 320,- | seniors kr. 270,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as siderooms/gallery have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about the Lofoten Cathedral.

Program for the evening concert, Lofoten Cathedral at 07.00pm:

Anton Arensky: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op 32
Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Thomas Adès: Four Quarters
Doric String Quartet

– INTERMISSION –

Franz Schubert: Piano sonata no. 17 in D major, D 850
András Schiff, piano

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kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 220,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as sides have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about Svolvær Church.

Program for the midnight concert, Svolvær Church at 10.00pm:

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, op. 48
Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy, tenor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

Per Arne Glorvigen: Violent Tenderness
Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon
Engegård String Quartet

Johannes Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, op. 114
Anton Dressler, clarinet
Jan Clemens Carlsen, cello

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Saturday, July 13th

kr. 320,-
(The ticket include simple breakfast. NB: Not numbered seats)
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Click here for directions to Trevarefabrikken.

Breakfast concert, Trevarefabrikken at 09.00am

Unpretentious popular concert with several of the festival’s artists participating.
Breakfast host: Per Arne Glorvigen

The ticket includes simple breakfast

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kr. 270,- | seniors kr. 220,- | student/child kr. 150,-
(Rear parts of the hall has reduced prices)
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Click here for directions or more information about Henningsvær Church.

Program for the Steinway concert, Henningsvær Church at 01.00pm:

Steinway Prizewinner Concert: Georgy Tchaidze
1st prize – Top of the World international Piano Competition 2015

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for viola and piano
Juliet Jopling, viola
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Frédéric Chopin: Piano sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

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kr. 370,- | seniors kr. 320,- | student/child kr. 180,-
(Rear parts of the hall as well as sides have reduced prices)
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Click here for directions to Buksnes Church.

Final concert, Buksnes Church at 08.00pm.

Our traditional artist gala where we celebrate the joy of music with the beautiful, the virtuoso, the humorous and the entertaining in a surprise program. Every year our most popular concert.

Participating artists: Arvid Engegård, Engegårdkvartetten, Per Arne Glorvigen, Doric String Quartet, Ingrid Fliter, Joachim Carr, Georgy Tchaidze, Anton Dressler og Torbjørn Gulbrandsøy.

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Tickets

Monday, July 8th

Tuesday, July 9th

Wednesday, July 10th

Thursday, July 11th

Friday, July 12th

Saturday, July 13th

Artists

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Ingrid Fliter sprang to international attention when she was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour.

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Doric String Quartet

The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

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Anton Dressler, clarinet

Anton Dressler was described by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a clarinetist of “spellbinding sensibility”, with a “superb intonation, a unique sense of intimacy” praised by the Bologna “Resto del Carlino”.

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Engegård Quartet

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2006, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles.

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Yūko Shiokawa, violin

Yūko Shiokawa was born i Tokyo. In 1958 she moved with her parents to Lima where, in addition to her studies with Eugen Cremer, she began to give concerts and build the foundation of her professional career.

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Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Georgy Tchaidze possesses “fine sensibility and perfectly honed technique” according to The Telegraph in its review of the young Russian pianist’s Wigmore Hall debut.

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Joachim Carr, piano

The Norwegian pianist Joachim Carr has over the last few years established himself as one the most exciting musicians to emerge from Scandinavia.

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