Norwegian violinist Elisabeth Turmo performs Ysaÿe Sonata no.3 in this dramatic music video. A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Turmo is also winner of the Norwegian National Youth Competition and second prize winner of the Grand Virtuoso International Competition. She was appointed artistic director of the Timani Chamber Orchestra in 2018.

She provides commentary of the video:

Have you ever felt like you couldn`t see the light at the end of the tunnel? We all have difficult times. Emotions that are unbearable. We do everything we can to distract ourselves. It is so painful that we do not want to meet these ’demons’, who scream and do not let us rest. Many of us have been forced to face our ’inner demons’ during the pandemic.

This music video came as an idea during the lockdown last year. It reflects an inner journey that all people go through from time to time, some more often than others.  

The video illustrates how the world can be experienced as black and white. But by meeting these thoughts and emotions we can come to the other side relieved, happy and more authentic than before. As if life has regained its colours.  

This video is a musical, cinematic and visual illustration of how mental health can be experienced from the inside when one is struggling.

We hope it can provide inspiration, hope and compassion.

Violin: Elisabeth Turmo

Video: Aleksander Nordaas

Dancers: Rikke Anett Lund, Maja Meisfjord, Astri Langmo Tømmervik

Studio: Studio Nord, Fred Endresen

Costumes: Kristin Larsen

The video was made with support from Nordland Fylkeskommune, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Vefsn Kommune.