New Executive Committee and Presidentship 2017-2019

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
Einar RottingenSigne Bakke, Pianist,  Associate Professor, the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen
Signe Bakke(photo: Hans Knut Sveen)
Arnulf Mattes, Musicologist, leader of Centre for Grieg research, University of Bergen
Arnulf MattesNjål Sparbo, Singer, Oslo
Njaal Sparbo_kredit Elisabeth Wathne(Photo: Elisabeth Wathne)
Sigurd Sandmo, Director, KODE Composer Homes
Sigurd Sandmo(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
Beryl FosterDeputy to the President:
Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, USA, 
Professor Emerita, Piano, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio Sylvia Eckes

Information on the Grieg Societies in USA

Report from the Edvard Grieg Society of America 2017
by IGS Vice President Sylvia Eckes
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

We hope you will visit the web sites and Facebook pages to learn about our ongoing activities or visit

Edvard Grieg Society of America

4-year PhD research position at The Grieg Research Centre

At the Grieg Research Centre there is a 4-year PhD research position vacant.
The candidate is expected to contribute with a research project in accordance with the scope and the goals of the Grieg Research Centre. The Centre does research on Edvard Grieg’s works, his historical importance and cultural relevance in the past and the present. The Centre’s goal is further to contribute to international research on the diverse traditions in Norwegian music after Grieg and the close exchanges between regional music and international trends in the Nordic regions.
Application deadline: 30 June 2017

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British Grieg Society celebrates their 25 years anniversary

The British Grieg society celebrates their 25 years anniversary in 2017 with a number of activites:

Saturday 20 May at 7.30 p.m.:
Gala orchestral concert, St Alfege Church, Greenwich
Programme includes the first performance of “Varianter på tema av Grieg” by Robert Matthew-Walker.

Saturday 17 June at 3.30 p.m.:
Grieg “birthday” concert
The Norwegian Church, London
Program: Sonatas by Martinu, Brahms and Grieg
played by our Patron, Raphael Wallfisch, cello and John York, piano.

Thursday 5 October at 6.30 p.m.:
Concert and reception at the Norwegian ambassador’s residence.
Members and their guests only.

Friday 17 November at 6.30 p.m.:
Schott’s Music, London
AGM and concert, programme to be announced.