General Assembly Meeting 2021

General Assembly Meeting for The International Edvard Grieg Society will be held on Zoom Sunday 18 April 2021, 15.00-17.00


  1. Opening of the meeting
  2. Registration of the delegates
  3. Election of two representatives to sign the Minutes
  4. Annual reports 2019 and 2020
  5. Treasurer’s reports 2019 and 2020
  6. Reports from the Grieg Societies
  7. Strategy for the Society and choice of venue for the next meeting.
  8. Election
    a)    Election of Executive Committee and its Chair
    b)    Election of Election Committee
    c)    Election of Auditor
    d)    Election of President of the Council Assembly
    e)    Election of Deputy to the President
  9. Miscellaneous

Proposal from the Election Committee for Executive Committee will be available at the meeting. Summons with attachments are sendt by e-mail to all Council Assembly members.


Bergen, 26 March 2021

With friendly greetings,
Siebert Nix
President of IGS

Monica Jangaard
Secretary of IGS

New President in The International Edvard Grieg Society

Siebert Nix (The Netherlands) was elected new president of The International Edvard Grieg Society at the General Assembly Meeting in Bergen on 27 October 2019.

Wojciech Stępień (Poland) was elected vice president at the same meeting.

A new Executive Committee was also elected:
Einar Røttingen (Chair)                     
Signe Bakke                                            
Arnulf Mattes                                        
Njål Sparbo                                      
Monica Jangaard (Troldhaugen)        

Deputies to the Executive Committee:
Martha Berit Belt
Knut Christian Jansson
Gregory Martin (USA)
Liubov Syniak (Ukraine)
Christoph Siems, Germany

Grieg Now!

International Conference and Workshop in Bergen, Norway
24 – 27 October 2019

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 “Grieg Now!” International Conference and Workshop in Bergen, Norway, 24 – 27 October 2019, see the link:

See also updated schedule for the Conference and Workshop:

Monumentally Grieg!

The Grieg Society of Scotland has released a short documentary film and an online 3D model – in support of its physical heritage project Monumentally Grieg! to rescue the gravestone of Edvard Grieg’s Scottish ancestors at Rathen Old Kirkyard, Aberdeenshire:
Watch our 10-minute Monumentally Grieg! film:

Explore our interactive Monumentally Grieg! 3D model (with sound):

For your interest, our press release (made to the Scottish press, text below), can also be also found here:

A tale of treachery and murder in mediaeval Norway

a tale of treachery and murder in mediaeval Norway

in Bjørnson’s dramatic monologue
in musical settings by Peter HEISE and Edvard GRIEG
Beryl Foster (mezzo-soprano) and Paul Gobey (piano)
Kara Wilson (narrator ) and Lydia Melleck (piano)

A unique opportunity to hear both versions in the same concert

Norwegian Church, St Olav’s Square, Albion Street, SE16
Saturday 6th April at 3.30pm

Tickets £20 (£15 Society members and concessions) – to include tea –
from; 0208 691 1910; or on the door

Bergliot poster