The Norwegian violinist plans to record works with the aim of attracting new audiences for classical music
Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing has signed to Sony Classical, with a new album expected in Autumn 2022. She states, ’I am thrilled beyond words to join the amazing team at Sony, and to be among their legendary roster of artists. The creative expression and global accessibility offered by recordings are hugely important to my artistic mission, and I could not be more excited for the wonderful projects that we have ahead of us’
Refering to Hemsing’s passion for bringing classical music to mainstream audiences, Michael Brüggemann , the vice president of classical GSA said, ’We are very pleased to start working together with Eldbjørg Hemsing, who is not only an extraordinary artist but also a special personality. It is our common goal to attract new audiences for classical music with inspiring recording projects’
She starts her relationship with the label by releasing a new single Winter Meditation on 17 December, based on the Largo from Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Hemsing has enjoyed an illustrious international career, performing at venues such as the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, the Verbier Festival and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She has recorded three award-winning albums, performed numerous premiered and worked as a soloist with orchestras and artists around the globe, including a close collaboration with composer Tan Dun. Hemsing has performed as a cultural ambassador at the United Nations, the Shanghai Expo, the UN Security Council, and has toured the world with the royal family of Norway. She is due to perform at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo on 11 December.
She performs on a 1707 Stradivari ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ violin, on loan from the Dextra Musica Foundation.