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.

Seminar and workshop 2017

The International Edvard Grieg Society, Grieg Academy/Centre for Grieg Research University of Bergen and Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen invite scholars and performers to the event

Romantic Piano Meets the Hardanger Fiddle:
Edvard Grieg’s Chamber Works and Solo Piano Music
International Seminar and Workshop

Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October 2017
Place: Bergen, Norway

Invitation can be opened here:
Invitation International Seminar and Workshop 2017



New Grieg Society in USA

Congratulations to the new Edvard Grieg Society of the Great Lakes (EGSOGL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and promotion of Edvard Grieg.

The society is headed by a dynamic group of musicians who have made significant contributions to Grieg’s music.  Upcoming events the new organization include a conference featuring Norwegian and American Grieg scholars and national competition May 19-20, 2017 at Goshen University, Indiana.

Please visit www.GreatLakesGrieg.com for complete information.
EGSOGL Board members (L to R):
President: Dr. Gregory Martin (University of Indianapolis)
Vice-President; Dr. Luke Norell (Goshen University)
Secretary Dr. Mary Rose Norell (Goshen University)
Board Member: Dr. Mimmi Fulmer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Call for papers: Sketches and Exercises: History and Theory of Compositional Writing

The Grieg Research Center arranges a two-day seminar 21 – 22 November 2016.

Sketch studies belong to the methodological core of historical musicology, analysis, and critical editing concerned with the works of 19th and 20th century composers. The study of sketches promise to give insight into the composer’s workshop: as traces of the creative process, sketches shed light on the genesis of a composition from idea to ‘masterwork’. Further, sketch studies can enrich the understanding of the work as a constellation of intertextual associations, whilst the study of compositional exercises might reveal the hidden learning processes behind the formation of a composer’s style.
The overall aim of this seminar is twofold:
1) to analyze, assess, and contextualize the compositional writing of composers, which correlates with the rise of the conservatories in Paris, Leipzig, and Berlin during the 19th century
2) to reflect on the current scope, historicity and epistomology of sketch studies within musicological disciplines.

Related issues to be addressed are

  • conceptions of the compositional process from teleology to non-continuity
  • changing practices of compositional writing
  • the relationship of music aesthetics, music theory, and compositional practice
  • craftsmanship, creativity, and the concept of the genius
  • the function and value of compositional exercises
  • the influence of teachers, schools, and institutions
  • the relationship of writing and style
  • writing as embodied act
  • the contingencies of notation, imagination and experience.

Invited speakers:
Jim Samson (Professor Emeritus, Royal Holloway University of London)
Peter Hauge (Senior Researcher and editor, The Royal Library, Copenhagen)
Bjørn Morten Christophersen (Lecturer and composer, University of Oslo)
Erlend Hovland (Associated professor, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo)

The seminar takes place at the Senter for Griegforskning, Bergen Public Library, Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen.

Paper proposals of no more than 200 words can be submitted by September 16, 2016 to the following e-mail address: Arnulf Mattes, arnulf.mattes@uib.no

Number of places is restricted. The seminar language is English.
The seminar is arranged by the Senter for Griegforskning (Grieg Research Center) at the University of Bergen in cooperation with the International Grieg Society.