A selection of upcoming concerts and events featuring
pianist Tor Espen Aspaas

A large part of the years 2016 through 2018 will be dedicated to the continuation of a research project on Ludwig van Beethoven; the role and influence of improvisation in his creative processes and, consequently, in his musical texts.
Some events, recitals, concert tours and artistic 'detours' will of course occur.

CALENDAR

AGENDA AUGUST 2018 THROUGH JUNE 2019 TO BE UPDATED AUGUST 24!

January -> August 2018

January 20 & 21 - Norges musikkhøgskole Oslo;
Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap - Nasjonale finaler, medlem av juryene for klaver, klasse 2 og 3 samt den nasjonale storfinalen.
www.umm.no

January 23 - Oslo, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Scene 2 at 19:30;
Kvartettserien - Brentano Quartet.
Verbal introduksjon/pretalk ved Tor Espen Aspaas.
www.osloquartetseries.no

February 21 through 25 - Aurdal/Valdres, Norway;
The Chamber Music Festival Hemsingfestivalen.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recital on late Beethoven, etc.
Detailed information: www.hemsingfestival.com

March 11 - Musikkens Venner Eiker, Vestfossen Kirke at 18:00;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Svendsen, Sibelius & Debussy.

March 15 through 18 - Røros, Norway;
The Winter Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recital on late Beethoven, pretalks, etc.
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no

March 22 - Skien, Ibsenhuset at 19:00;
"Beethoven/Ibsen: Variasjoner over menneskets lodd"
Lecture recital on Ibsen's drama "Brand" juxtaposed with Beethovens 32 Variations in C minor, a.o.
www.ibsenhuset.no

April 6 - Oslo, Barratt-Dues Musikkinstitutt;
Masterclass for B.-D.I.'s piano students.

April 7 - Oslo, NMH;
Lecture recital: "Quasi una Fantasia - Beethoven and his Art of Improvisation",
keynote paper during ECMA (European Chamber Music Association) 2018.
www.nmh.no

April 14 - Bergen;
Masterclass for students at Bergen Kulturskole.

April, uke 15;
Duo recital tour (Norway) with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe within the framework of DEXTRA Musica:

April 10 - Sentralen "Dextra Musica" - Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo at 19:00;
Duo recital with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe.
Works by Beethoven and Franck.

April 11 - Festsalen, Valdres folkemuseum, Tyinvegen 27 at 19:00;
Duo recital with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe.
Works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck.

April 12 - Korsalen, Hamar kulturhus at 18:00;
Duo recital with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe.
Works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck.

April 13 - Larvik museum "Ad Astra", Nedre Fritzøegate 2 at 18:00;
Duo recital with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe.
Works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck.

April 16 - Norwegian Academy of Music, Levin Hall;
Duo recital with violinist Kolbjørn Holthe.
Works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck.
www.nmh.no

April 20 through 22 - Walaker Hotell, Solvorn/Luster, Norway;
Wittgensteinseminar 2018 ; An open seminar on Vienna, Viennese Culture and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
A.o.: Lecture recital - "Wienerske lydspor fra Haydn til Schönberg" | "Viennese soundscapes from Haydn to Schönberg".
www.walaker.com

April 28 - Drøbak Church "Klassisk i Drøbak" at 12:00;
"Ich werde im Himmel hören" - Lecture recital on the Last Three Sonatas | Opus 109, 110 & 111.

May 21 - Festsalen ved Valdres Folkemuseum, Fagernes at 10:00;
Vårkonsert med Valdres Kammerkor, dir.: Svein Erik Sagbråten.
Works by a.o. Debussy, Bartók and Duparc.

May 27 - Graduation recitals NMH, Sandvoldsalen;
14:30 - Mirjam Kammler
16:00 - Andreas Øhrn
www.nmh.no

June 2 - Festspillene i Bergen, Lysøen at 11:30 & 14:30;
Duo recitals with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Boulanger, Debussy & Ole Bull.
www.fib.no

June 3 - Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand;
Ekstern sensor ved klavereksamener.
www.uia.no

June 5 - NTNU avd. for kunstfag og musikk, Trondheim;
Ekstern sensor ved klavereksamener.
www.ntnu.no

June 15 & 16 - "Grieg minutt for minutt", Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Grieg's Complete Opus list 1 through 74, live and non-stop broadcast.
T.E.A.:
"Four Songs", Opus 2. With mezzo Randi Stene.
"Six German Songs", Opus 4. With soprano Isa K. Gericke.
Piano Sonata in E minor, Opus 7.
Sonata for violin and piano nr. 3 in C minor, Opus 45. With violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

July 3 - Kissinger Sommer, Bad Kissingen, Rossini-Saal;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Boulanger, Debussy, Irgens-Jensen, Beethoven & Sibelius.
www.kissingersommer.de

July 5 through 8 - Oslo, NMH;
Presentation/paper under Performance Studies Network's 5th International Conference 2018.
www.nmh.no

Week 28 - Sandefjord, Norway;
Midtåsen Kulturfestival
July 13: "Chopin - balladenes hemmeligheter". Lecture recital on Chopin and his four ballades for piano.
July 15: "Impresjonismens mestere". Solo and chamber music by the French masters of impressionism; Debussy & Ravel, a.o.
With Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Kjersti Rydsaa (cello) and Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute).
www.midtasenkulturfestival.no

July 22 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Sunday evening solo recital. Works by Beethoven and Grieg.
www.griegmuseum.no

Week 30 (July 23 through 29) - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as the week's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no

Further updates for 2018 shortly

 

August -> December 2017

August 13 at 13:00-18:00 - Lindemansalen, NMH, Oslo;
Jury member for 'Best Performance of a Norwegian Work' in the semifinals of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition.
www.qsimc.no

August 27 at 19:30 - Teie Hovedgård, Tønsberg;
Chopins fire ballader - Geværløp i rosebedet.
Lecture recital on Chopins four ballades.
www.villaklassisk.no

September 10 at 18:00 - Musikkens Venner Byneset, Trondheim;
Lecture recital on Edvard Grieg:
Vi må forplikte oss til å føle ungt!
Om Edvard Grieg, hans liv og klavermusikk - og om kunst som 'overskudd av lengsel'.

September 13 at 19:00 - Otta Kulturhus, Norway;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg & Svendsen, a.o.
www.ottakulturhus.no

September 15 - Festsalen ved Valdres Folkemuseum, Fagernes, Norway;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg & Svendsen, a.o.

September 29 at 19:30 - Gropa, Storstuggu, Røros, Norway;
Solo recital Beethoven!
The Last Three Sonatas | Opus 109, 110 & 111.
https://storstuggu.no/tor-espen-aspaas-beethoven/

October 20 - Nordfjordeid;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

October 21 - Sykkylven;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

October 22 - Fosnavåg;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

October 28 - Mandal;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

October 29 - Osafestivalen, Voss;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Bull, Svendsen, Grieg, Beethoven & Sibelius, a.o.
www.osafestivalen.no/artist/ragnhild-hemsing-tor-espen-aspaas

November 5 at 14:00 - Troldsalen ved Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg & Svendsen, a.o.
www.griegmuseum.no

November 9 - Lom, Norway;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg & Svendsen, a.o.

November 18 - Arendal;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

November 25 - Ål;
Image In My Music
A multimedia concert performance with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
www.raginww.com

December 1 - Aurdal Kirke, Valdres;
Christmas Concert 2017!
Together with violinists Eldbjørg & Ragnhild Hemsing and Guro Kleven Hagen, cellist Amalie Stalheim and singer Svein Erik Sagbråten.

January -> June 2017

February 6 at 19:00 - Levinsalen, NMH, Oslo;
Solo recital - Music by Frédéric Chopin:
Prélude in C Sharp minor, Opus 45
Ballade Nr. 1 in G minor, Opus 23
Ballade Nr. 2 in F major, Opus 38
Ballade Nr. 3 in A flat major, Opus 47
Ballade Nr. 4 in F minor, Opus 52
www.nmh.no/arrangementer/

February 15 - Ullern Kultursenter, Oslo;
Lecture recital on Edvard Grieg:
Vi må forplikte oss til å føle ungt!
Om Edvard Grieg, hans liv og klavermusikk - og om kunst som 'overskudd av lengsel'

February 22 through 25 - Aurdal/Valdres, Norway;
The Chamber Music Festival Hemsingfestivalen.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recitals, etc.
Detailed information: www.hemsingfestival.com

March 16 through 19 - Røros, Norway;
The Winter Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recitals, pretalks, etc.
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no

March 24 - Palais Coenen, Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein, Germany;
Recital with violinists Eldbjørg & Ragnhild Hemsing.
http://www.ikm-mittelrhein.com/

March 31 - Musikkens Venner Flekkefjord, Norway;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven and Grieg, a.o.

April 2 - Nordstrand Huskonserter, Nordstrandhuset, Oslo;
Chopin: Ballades No. 1 & 4.
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 5 No. 1 & 2 - With Kjersti Rydsaa, cello.

April 21 through 23 - Walaker Hotell, Solvorn/Luster, Norway;
Wittgensteinseminar 2017 ; An open seminar on Vienna, Viennese Culture and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
A.o.: Lecture recital - "Wienerske lydspor fra Haydn til Schönberg" | "Viennese soundtracks from Haydn to Schönberg".
www.walaker.com

April 30 - Vardåsen Church, Norway;
Duo recital with cellist Kjersti Rydsaa.
Music by Beethoven, a.o.

May 7 - Festsalen, Valdresmuseet, Fagernes;
Debutkonsert Valdres kammerkor, dir.: Svein Erik Sagbråten.
Works by Alnæs, Grieg, Fauré, Peterson-Berger & Bartók.
www.valdresmusea.no/arkiv_detalj.asp?nid=545&lid=1&cid=439

June 11 kl. 19.00 - Røros Kirke, Røros Folk Festival;
I MOLL OG FOSSEDUR - Konsert med Arve Tellefsen, Knut Buen og Tor Espen Aspaas.
Ole Bull, Edvard Grieg og Myllarguten. Norsk folkemusikk i tradisjon og nyskaping.
http://www.rorosfolkfestival.com/program/

June 25 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Chopin (the four Ballades) and Grieg (10 Lyric Pieces).
www.griegmuseum.no

June 26 through 2 July- Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 26's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no


September -> December 2016:

September;
Editing of the second duo-CD with Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen.
Release date TBA. (Label 2L.)

October 23 - Teie Hovedgård, Tønsberg;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven (sonatas #8 and #9, the "Kreutzer" Sonata) and Grieg (sonata #3).
http://www.levendeklassisk.no/

October 25 - Falkbergetsalen, Storstuggu, Røros;
Chopin solo recital: Four Ballades, a.o.
www.storstuggu.no

October 30 - Bagn Bygdesamling, Valdres;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works TBA.
www.valdresmusea.no/

November 15 through 17 - NMH, Oslo;
Presentation/Lecture recital on Beethoven as part of the NordART 2016 Symposium.
www.nmh.no/

November 20 - Kulturhuset Buen, Mandal;
"Image in My Music" - A multimedial, visual concert with violinist Ragin Wenk-Wolff.
http://www.buenkulturhus.no/forestilling/ragin-wenk-wolff

November 27 - Scene 2, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven (sonatas #8 and #9, the "Kreutzer" Sonata) and Grieg (sonata #3).
www.operaen.no/Forestillinger/kammerserien-ragnhild-hemsingtor-espen-aspaas1/

November 30 - Frimurerlogen, Trondheim;
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 in E flat major, Opus 73.
With Sør-Trøndelag Orkesterforening and conductor Tormod Knapp.
http://www.stof.no/

December 7 - "Resonans", Gjøvik;
Recital with violinists Eldbjørg & Ragnhild Hemsing.
Program TBA.
http://www.resonanskonserter.no/2016/03/06/onsdag-7-desember-kl-20-00-ragnhild-hemsing-eldbj-org-hemsing-og-tor-espen-aspaas-friscena/


January -> June 2016

January 14 - Olavshallen, Trondheim;
Soloist with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Blendulf.
World premiere of Terje Bjørklund: Piano Concerto.
www.tso.no/program/sibelius-femte

March 17 through 20 - Røros, Norway;
The Winter Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recitals, pretalks, etc.
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no

April 6 - Gamle Logen, Oslo;
Norsk Tonekunstnersamfunds festival "Den norske musikkfest" 2016:
Soloavdeling med klaverstykker av Grieg, Kjerulf, Sinding, G. Sønstevold, F. Mortensen og E. Hovland.
www.ntks.no

April 15 - Store Studio, NRK, Oslo;
Richard Strauss: 'Burleske' in D minor for piano and orchestra.
With Kringkastingsorkesteret (The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra), conducted by Kolbjørn Holthe.
www.kork.no

April 29 - Köln, Germany;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Sonatas by Edvard Grieg and Carl Nielsen.

May 8 - Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele 2016, Schwetzingen, Germany;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Grieg, Svendsen, Nielsen, a.o.

Week 21 - CD recording sessions of Nordic Music with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Label: 2L. Venue: Sofienberg Church, Oslo.

June 9 - Kalkmølla Kulturstasjon, Sandvika;
19.30: "Aspaas møter Aspaas"
En kveld i ord og toner med Kathrine Aspaas og Tor Espen Aspaas.
www.kulturstasjonen.no

June 19 at 18:00 - Valdres Folkemuseum, Fagernes;
Innvielseskonsert for nytt flygel i Festsalen.
Program TBA.

June 26 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Beethoven, Schubert and Grieg.
www.griegmuseum.no/konserter/tor-espen-aspaas

June 27 through July 3 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 26's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no


June 2015 -> 2016:

June 8 - Troldhaugen, Bergen, Villaen (Grieg's home);
DEXTRA-recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Edvard Grieg.

June 21 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Berg and Szymanowski.
www.griegmuseum.no/konserter/tor-espen-aspaas

June 22 through 28 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 26's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no

August 22 - Uthaug Kunstsenter, Hurdal
Beethoven duo recital - Sonatas nos. 1 and 4 with cellist Kjersti Rydsaa.
www.uthaugkunstsenter.com

September 10 - Gropa, Storstuggu, Røros;
Solo recital.
Program TBA.
www.storstuggu.no

October 8 - Kennedy Centre of Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA;
Program TBA.

October 30 - Oshallen, Os i Østerdalen;
100-årsjubileumskonsert for Johan Øian.
Kringkastingsorkesteret med solister, gjester og barnekor.
www.klaverovergangene.no

November 5 - Bærum Kulturhus;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven (the "Kreutzer" Sonata) and Grieg.
www.baerumkulturhus.no/ragnhild-hemsing-fiolin-og-tor-espen-aspaas-klaver

November 7 - Valdres Folkemuseum, Festsalen;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works TBA.

November 26 - Oslo Konserthus, Glassbaren;
Pretalk to the Oslo-Philharmonic's program.
Works by Nystedt, Grieg and Brahms.

November 28 - Cafe de Concert, Tjuvholmen;
Romantikk og revolusjon!
Duo recital With Kjersti Rydsaa, cello.
Three Beethoven sonatas.
www.cafedeconcert.no

December 8 - Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo;
Fifteen Shades of Grieg!
Lecture recital on Edvard Grieg.

December 12 & 13 - Bogstad Gård, Oslo;
Bogstad Gårds Venneforening Julekonserter 2015.
With soprano Janne Berglund & cellist Kjersti Rydsaa.
Works by Beethoven, Grieg, Adam, a.o.


January - May 2015

March 12 through 15 - Røros, Norway;
The Winter Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Solo and ensemble performances, lecture recitals, pretalks, etc.
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no

April 10 at 15:00 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music;
Lecture recital on Beethoven for the European Chamber Music Association.
www.nmh.no

April 15 - Konserthusets Lille Sal, (Oslo Concert Hall);
Lecture recital in the Rotary Concert Series.
Beethoven/Ibsen: 33 Variations on the Human Condition.


July - December 2014:

July 27 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Grieg, Chopin and Rakhmaninov.
http://www.griegmuseum.no/konserter/2707-tor-espen-aspaas

July 28 through August 3 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 31's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no

October 29 at 19:30 - Drøbak Church;
Solo recital for Klassisk i Drøbak.
Works by Sæverud, Beethoven, Szymanowski and Rachmaninoff.
http://www.klassiskidrobak.com/359439319

November 3 at 10:00 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music;
"Treffpunkt Beethoven - Quasi una fantasia."
Lecture recital/keynote address to the Academy's annual Chamber Music Week.
www.nmh.no

November 5 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music;
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major for piano and wind instruments, op. 16.
Official opening concert of the Academy's annual Chamber Music Week.
www.nmh.no

December 1 - 'Senter for studier av Holocaust og livssynsminoriteter', Bygdøy, Oslo;
Haydn: mennesket, ånden og lysfrembruddet.
Lecture recital on Joseph Haydn.
www.hlsenteret.no/arrangementer/2014/

December 15 - Tonhalle Zürich, Switzerland;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by a.o. Grieg, Svendsen and Nielsen.
www.tonhalle-orchester.ch/konzerte/kammermusik-konzerte/

January - July 2014:

February 4 - 'DEXTRA concert series', Oslo Militære Samfund;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Grieg, Beethoven, Thoresen and Strauss.
www.sparebankstiftelsen.no/Dextra-Musica/Program-for-Dextra-Musica-konserter-i-Oslo

March 13 through 16 - Røros, Norway;
The Winter Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Artistic Director and artist (solo and ensemble performances, lecture recitals, pretalks, etc.).
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no

March 29 - Award Ceremony and Concert 'Beethoven-Ring', Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, Germany;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Grieg, Beethoven, Thoresen and Strauss.
www.beethoven-haus.de

May 6 - NRK Store Studio, Oslo;
"KORK Kammer" - The Chamber Music Series of the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra.
Works by Enescu (Sonata for Violin and Piano #3) and Brahms (Piano Quartet in C minor).
With violinist Kolbjørn Holthe & colleagues from KORK.
www.kork.no

July 27 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Grieg, Chopin (4 Ballades) and Rakhmaninov (Sonata #2 in B flat minor).
http://www.griegmuseum.no/konserter/2707-tor-espen-aspaas

July 28 through August 3 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 31's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no

June - December 2013:

June 28 - Røros Church, Norway;
I Peder Hiorts Katedral, concert in connection with Landskappleiken 2013.
www.landskappleiken.no

July 7 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital. Works by Beethoven, Grieg, Szymanowski and Barber.
www.griegmuseum.no

July 8 through 14 - Troldsalen, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 28's "Pianist-in-residence" with a series of Grieg recitals.
www.griegmuseum.no

August 12 - Oslo Chamber Music Festival 2013, Oscarshall, Bygdøy;
"Aften på lystslottet" - solo recital.
Works by Barber, Beethoven and Szymanowski.
http://oslokammermusikkfestival.no/?p=1514

August 17 - Oslo Chamber Music Festival 2013, Universitetets Aula;
Closing gala concert.
www.oslokammermusikkfestival.no

September 21 and 22 - Kristiansund Kirke Kunst Kulturakademi;
Lecture recital on Edvard Grieg and two performances of his Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.
www.kkkkfestival.wordpress.com

September 28 and October 16, 18 & 22 - Det Norske Teatret, Oslo;
Four lecture recitals on Ivar Aasen with actress Rut Tellefsen.
www.detnorsketeatret.no

October 4 - Beethovenfest 2013, Stadtmuseum Siegburg;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.
Works by Beethoven, Grieg, Svendsen, Sparre Olsen and Carl Nielsen.
www.beethovenfest.de

November 9 - Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
Edvard Grieg: Sonata Nr. 2 in G major with violinist Arve Tellefsen.
www.nmh.no

November 10 at 7pm - Gropa, Storstuggu, Røros;
Solo recital with surprise guests.
Works by a.o. Barber, Haydn, Grieg, Rakhmaninov and Ravel (Gaspard de la nuit).
www.storstuggu.no

November 19 - Oslo Quartet Series, Gamle Logen, Oslo;
Introductory talk to the concert featuring Engegårdkvartetten.
www.osloquartetseries.no

November 24 - Teie Hovedgård, Tønsberg;
Lecture recital I on Ludwig van Beethoven.
www.levendeklassisk.no

November 26 - Folkeuniversitetet Sør-Øst, Biblioteket, Tønsberg;
Lecture recital II on Ludwig van Beethoven.
www.folkeuniversitetet.no

January - May 2013:

January 11 - Teie gård, Tønsberg, Norway;
Levende Klassisk: Beethoven solo recital.
Fantasy opus 77, Sonatas opp. 27/2 and 57, et.al.
www.levendeklassisk.no

February 4 - Storstuggu (Gropa), Røros, at 7 PM;
Solo recital. Works by Grieg, Hovland, Debussy and Szymanowski.
www.storstuggu.no

February 5 - Bogstad Gård, Oslo, at 7 PM;
Beethoven på Bogstad Gård anno 1800-1810.
Lecture recital.

February 13 - Venue TBA, Gjøvik, Norway;
Solo recital with music by Grieg, Debussy, Hovland and Szymanowski.

February 14 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, at 5 PM;
"Klaverdager ved NMH" - Quasi una fantasia - øreblikkets kunst: Improvisasjonshistoriske glimt med fokus på Beethoven.
Lecture recital.
www.nmh.no

February 15 - Lindemansalen, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, at 6 PM;
Minnekonsert for Benny Dahl-Hanssen.
www.nmh.no

March 7 through 10 - Røros, Norway;
The Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no.

March 14 - Olavshallen, Trondheim, Norway;
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56.
With Marianne Thorsen, violin, Tim Hugh, cello.
Krzysztof Urbanski conducting Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
www.tso.no

March 19 - Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), New York, USA;
Solo recital (US solo début).
Works by Grieg, Hovland, Debussy and Szymanowski.
www.carnegiehall.com

April 17 - Siljustøl (Harald Sæveruds hjem), Bergen, at 7:30 PM;
Debussys lydbilder - lecture recital on Debussy's 24 préludes.

April 28 - Venue TBA, Lillestrøm, Norway;
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in C minor, op. 18.
With Romerike Symfoniorkester, conducted by Jon Terje Svendsen.

October - December 2012:

October 14 - Storstuggu, Røros;
Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto #2 in C minor.
With Sør-Trøndelag Orkesterforening/Nord-Østerdal Symfoniorkester, conducted by Tormod Knapp.
www.storstuggu.no

October 20 - Trøndelag Teater, Trondheim;
An evening with Ole Bull. With violinist Arve Tellefsen.
www.trondelag-teater.no

October 21 - Frimurerlogen, Trondheim;
Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto #2 in C minor.
With Sør-Trøndelag Orkesterforening/Nord-Østerdal Symfoniorkester, conducted by Tormod Knapp.

November 5 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
MusikkAkademiet - Quasi una fantasia - øreblikkets kunst: Improvisasjonshistoriske glimt med fokus på Beethoven.
Lecture recital.
www.nmh.no

November 8 - Levinsalen, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
Og ved klaveret satt... Recital with pianist colleagues from the Academy.
www.nmh.no

November 10 - Arendal Kulturhus, Arendal;
Lørdagskaféen - Beethoven! Lecture recital.
www.arendalkulturhus.no

December 19 - Asker Kulturhus, Asker;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Sparre Olsen, Grieg and Bull.
www.askerkulturhus.no

January - September 2012:

January 8 - Gamle Horten Gård, Horten;
Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911. With Håvard Stensvold, barytone.

January 23 - Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
Presentation of Elef Nesheim's book on Norwegian modernistic music 1956-68, "De heftige årene".
Piano music by Gunnar Sønstevold, Finn Mortensen, Karl Andersen and Egil Hovland.
www.nmh.no

March 8 through 11 - Røros, Norway;
The Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
Featured in works by a.o. Szymanowski, Dvorak, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Smetana and Bartók.
For detailed information: www.vinterfestspill.no.

March 22 & 23 – Oslo Concert Hall;
Pretalks for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s evening concerts.
www.oslofilharmonien.no

April 20 through 22 - Røros;
Rørosseminaret 2012. Lecture recital, etc.
www.rorosseminaret.no

May 3 through 5 - Volda;
The Chamber Music Festival Sunnmøre kammermusikkfestival.
Featured in works by a.o. Lutoslawski, Beethoven, Ravel and Sjostakovitsj.
For detailed information: www.kammermusikkfestival.no

May 25 & 26 - Festspillene i Bergen, Norway;
Duo recitals with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing in Edvard Grieg's home, Troldhaugen.
Works by Grieg, Svendsen and Sibelius.
www.fib.no

June 30 - Kulturhuset Kabuso, Øystese;
Solo recital.
Works by Grieg, Kjerulf, Hovland and Szymanowski.

July 1 - Troldsalen, Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Solo recital.
Works by Grieg, Szymanowski, Kjerulf, Hovland and Debussy.
www.troldhaugen.no

July 2 through 8 - Troldsalen, Troldhaugen, Bergen;
Featured as week 27's "Pianist-in-residence".
A series of recitals with music by Grieg.
www.troldhaugen.no

August 1 and 2 - Trondheim, Norway;
Olavsfestdagene 2012: A. o. lecture recital on Beethoven and recital with Eldbjørg & Ragnhild Hemsing.
Exact dates and times TBA.
www.olavsfestdagene.no

September 7 - Lindemansalen, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
15th anniversary for Oslo début recital in 1997.
Works by a. o. Beethoven, Debussy and Szymanowski.
www.nmh.no

September 17 through 20 - Sofienberg Church, Oslo;
Recording sessions with barytone Håvard Stensvold.
CD, Brahms: 20 Lieder.

August - December 2011:

August 31 - Lyngheisenteret, Lygra, Norway;
Duo recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Sparre Olsen, Liszt and Franck.

September 1 - Frekhaug, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Sparre Olsen, Grieg and Bull.

September 8 - 'Djupskolen', Næroset, Norway;
Concert happening in collaboration with pianist and composer Wolfgang Plagge.

September 9 - 'Café de Concert' Festival, Aker Brygge, Oslo;
Lecture recital on Beethoven.
www.cafedeconcert.no

September 15 & 16 - 'Fartein Valen Festival', Haugesund/Karmøy, Norway;
Concerts with violinist Arve Tellefsen and lecture recital on Debussy.
www.farteinvalen.no/fartein-valen-festivalen/

September 22 - Lørenskog Kulturhus, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

September 26 - 'Marmorhallen', Oslo;
CD release concert with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

September 28 - Hamar, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

September 29 - Modum, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

October 5 - Rena, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

October 12 - Asker Kulturhus, Norway;
Solo recital. Works by Ludwig van Beethoven.
http://askerkulturhus.no/program/E3VAGERX/tor-espen-aspaas/

October 16 - Storstuggu, Røros, Norway;
"Klaver-Kammers-Kommers!" Solo recital. Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, Rakhmaninov, Hovland and Jarrett.
www.storstuggu.no

October 20 - Drammens Teater, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

October 26 - 'DEXTRA concert series', Akershus Slottskirke, Oslo;
Chausson's Concert in D major in collaboration with violinist Stephan Barratt-Due and string quartet.

October 28 - Sandefjord, Norway;
Grieg's Piano concerto in A minor opus 16 with Vestfold Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Svein Rustad.

October 30 - Skien, Norway;
Grieg's Piano concerto in A minor opus 16 with Vestfold Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Svein Rustad.

November 2 - Konserthusets Lille Sal, Oslo;
Beethoven lecture recital in the Rotary Concert Series.

November 4 - Fagernes, Norway;
YR - Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing.

November 13 - Bø, Norway;
Duo recital with cellist Johannes Nome. Works by Rakhmaninov.

December 8 - Folkemuséet, Bygdøy, Oslo;
Lecture recital on Ludwig van Beethoven.

December 17 - Bogstad Gård, Oslo;
Solo recital. Works by Beehoven, Liszt, Grieg and Debussy.

January - July 2011:

January 27 – Kristiansand, Norway;
Béla Bartók: Piano concerto # 3 with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rolf Gupta
www.kso.no/hovedtekst.aspx?m=27&amid=2350

February 17 – Trondheim, Norway;
Olav Anton Thommessen: Piano concerto # 3, ‘Jewel or Tale’ (world premiere) with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arvid Engegård
www.tso.no/program

March 10-13 – Røros, Norway;
Chamber Music Festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden.
www.vinterfestspill.no

March 28 – Drammens Teater, Norway;
Recital with violinist Arve Tellefsen. Works by Grieg, Debussy, Svendsen, Halvorsen and Bull.
www.drammensteater.no/program/arve-tellefsen

April 6 – Oslo Concert Hall, Norway;
Franz Schubert: Winterreise with bass baritone Håvard Stensvold
www.oslokonserthus.no/

April 7 – Kalkmølla Kulturstasjon, Bærum, Norway;
Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Grieg, Sparre Olsen and Franck.
www.baerumkulturhus.no/arrangement/354

April 12 – Musikkens Venner, Arendal Kulturhus, Norway;
Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Grieg, Sparre Olsen and Franck.
www.arendal.kulturhus.no

April 17 – The Norwegian Opera, Oslo, Norway;
Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder with mezzo Ingebjørg Kosmo on Stage 2.
www.operaen.no/

April 27 – Sandefjord Church, Norway;
Recital with violinist Ragnhild Hemsing. Works by Grieg, Sparre Olsen and Bull.
www.misk.no

April 28 & 29 – Oslo Concert Hall, Norway;
Pretalks for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s evening concerts.
www.oslofilharmonien.no

May 12 – Tromsø, Norway;
Schubert-evening with members of the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra.
www.noso.no

May 29 – Bergen International Music Festival, Norway;
Two recitals with violinist Anders K. Nilsson. Works by Debussy, Schönberg and Brahms.
www.fib.no

June 26 through July 2 – Båstad Chamber Music Festival, Sweden.
www.bastadkammarmusik.com

July 11 through 16 – Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, Norway.
www.lofotenfestival.no

2010:

August 1 – Olavsfestdagene, Trondheim, Norway;
Multimedial lecture recital (in Norwegian) on Claude Debussy’s Préludes
www.olavsfestdagene.no/arrangement/2010/Debussyslydbilder.html?d=201008011300

August 1 – Olavsfestdagene, Trondheim, Norway;
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor with Tercea String Quartet
www.olavsfestdagene.no/arrangement/2010/QuatuorTerceaTorEspenAspaas.html?d=201008012030

August 2 – Olavsfestdagene, Trondheim, Norway;
Recital with violinist Vilde Frang; works by Debussy, Grieg, Bartók and Strauss
www.olavsfestdagene.no/arrangement/2010/VildeFrangogTorEspenAspaas.html?d=201008021930

August 7 – Drøbak Church, Norway;
Matiné recital with violinist Vilde Frang
www.sommerkonsertene.no/

August 9-12 – Festspillene i Elverum, Norway;
Concerts including chamber music by Le Beau, Bull, Brahms and Beethoven
www.fie.no/

August 15 – The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway;
Recital with violinist Vilde Frang

August 28 – Drøbak Church, Norway;
Matiné recital with soprano Isa K. Gericke
www.sommerkonsertene.no/

September 7 – The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Norway;
‘Debussy24/Aspaas’: Claude Debussy’s integral Préludes (1910-13) for piano.
www.operaen.no/Default.aspx?ID=26876&ProductID=PROD462

September 15 - Oslo Opera Festival; "Med fokus på Bjørnson - en Bjørnstjernestund". Recital with mezzo Ingebjørg Kosmo. 
www.operafestival.no

October 4 – Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo;
Lecture recital (in Norwegian): “Beethovens Appassionata; friheten, grensene og ubehaget i finkulturen”
www.nmh.no

November 23 – Vang Church, Hamar, Norway:
Solo recital including works by Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy and Schönberg.
www.vangkirke2010.com/Hjem.aspx

 

 

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