Welcome to the Grieg String Festival in Groningen
Friday 12 – 14 October 2018
Friday 12 October at 20:15 in Kleine Saal, de Oosterport, Groningen
Saturday 13 October at 19:30 in Museum Vosbergen Eelde-Paterswolde
Sunday 14 October at 15:00 at Hyppolytus-kerk, Middelstum
More information on www.griegstichting.nl
Welcome to Grieg “Birthday” Concert
Saturday 16th June at 5.00pm
Place: Norwegian Church
Recital by international concert pianist and composer Motoki Hirai.
Programme to include works by Hirai, Beethoven, Chopin and – of course! – Grieg.
Tea will be available from 4.00pm.
Tickets £12 (Society members £10) from
Wendy Howell: e-mail email@example.com
or on the door.
Theme: Norway-Ukraine: The dialogue of the cultures. Genesis
Zhytomyr, Ukraine, 27 April 2018
Concert of Norwegian and Ukrainian music
The conference takes place in the context of the II International Event of the Ukrainian Edvard Grieg Society on the basis of the Victor Kosenko Zhytomyr Music College.
Conference languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian
Application deadline: 1 March 2018
Main themes of the conference:
The new Executive Committee and Presidentship 2017-2019 was elected at the IGS General Assembly Meeting in Bergen 29 October 2017, and consists of:
Einar Røttingen, Chair, Pianist, Professor, the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen
Signe Bakke, Pianist, Associate Professor, the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen
(photo: Hans Knut Sveen)
Arnulf Mattes, Musicologist, leader of Centre for Grieg research, University of Bergen
Njål Sparbo, Singer, Oslo
(Photo: Elisabeth Wathne)
Sigurd Sandmo, Director, KODE Composer Homes
(Photo: Hallvard Lyssand)
Sandra Mogensen, Denmark
Siebert Nix, The Netherlands
Marketa Štefková, Slovakia
Wojciech Stępień, Poland
Liubov Syniak, Ukraine
President: Beryl Foster, Great Britain, writer, reseracher, singer
Leader of the British Grieg Society
Deputy to the President:
Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, USA, Professor Emerita, Piano, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Report from the Edvard Grieg Society of America 2017
by IGS Vice President Sylvia Eckes
There are six Edvard Grieg societies in America, four of which have been formed since 2015:
the Edvard Grieg Society of America, based in Florida
the Edvard Grieg Society of the Great Lakes; based in Indiana
the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas, based in North Dakota
the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, based in Washington
The Societies are non-profit organizations and have already organized concerts, festivals, and established websites and Facebook pages. They were organized by performers who were inspired by the impact of the 2015 Grieg Festival in Florida and wanted to continue activities in their regions that included all-Grieg concerts, presentations, and competitions. The new societies are focusing on forming alliances with the two established societies, the Edvard Grieg Society of New York and the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota that will produce significant projects that bring Grieg to the public in many parts of the country.
Read the whole report here.
Report for General Assembly 2017_USA
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Edvard Grieg Society of America