VIAF 2015

Brass Quartet by Norwegian ensemble

Yet another Norwegian presence amongst us tomorrow, Sunday, evening. It’s not the much needed cool weather, however, but a young magnificent brass ensemble, Trombonet, who will be performing works by Koetsier, Gabriele, Hindemith, Couillaud, Scheidt, Schumann, Banchieri, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Uber.

Members of the ensemble are Trond Sagbakken, Malene Fosli Flataker (Trumpet) and Pernille Alsos, Marie Nøekleby Hansen (Trombone.)

Trombonet Quartet consists of four young musicians who are all students at the prestigious Barratt Due Music Institute. They started performing as a chamber Ensemble four years ago and since then they have achieved outstanding results in contests and competitions, apart from being heavily engaged for concerts. They are the recipients of both the 2014 and the 2013 Norwegian Music Competition for Youths and last year they also came first in the National Competition entitled Midgardkonkurransen. Despite their youth, the Quartet has performed extensively, to include venues such as the Norwegian Royal Opera House, Munich Museum, and also at the Oslo Concert House. They have also shared performances in programmes scheduled by and for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts. Three years ago they participated in a big wind and brass project at the Philharmonie, LuxembourgLast year, the Quartet was twice invited to perform during prestigious award ceremonies at the Royal Castle.  Individual soloists in their own right, they have participated in master classes with world-class musicians, most notably, Sverre Riise, Arnulf Naur Nilsen, and Tine Thing Helseth.

Victoria International Arts Festival is proud to acknowledge that one of the prizes awarded to winners of the Norwegian Music Competition for Youths, is participation in the Victoria International Arts Festival. This is the eleventh consecutive time that Norway has sent very promising, up-and-coming musicians to perform in the Victoria International Arts Festival. We look forward to continued collaboration between Norway and our Festival.