|Georg Ph. Telemann||
Globus – Perpetuum mobile
Les Allemands anciens
Marche pour la Céremonie des Turcs
Harpsichord solo: Enok Mehus
|Georg Fr. Handel||
Concerto grosso Op 6 No 5
Marie Mark Pedersen, violin
Anneli Berg Aune, violin
Karl Henrik Berg Aune, cello
|Georg Fr. Handel||To God our strength|
Halling from Målselv
Julia Vinogradova, Vilde Bredal Overvoll, Mira B. Marken & Sigrid Marie Stokland
|Anon (Venice ca 1500)||Sciarazula marazula|
Sjømannsvise (Georg Roel)
Marion Zerlina Totsaas, vocal and violin
Baroque violinist Bjarte Eike pushes the boundaries of classical music, constantly looking for new projects in the borderland of genres and reaching out to new audiences with his infectious playing and style.
As the Artistic Director of Barokksolistene, he has created new and innovative programmes including The Early Joke; a journey through musical history exploring different aspects of humour and music; The Image of Melancholy dealing with sad songs and emotions through renaissance, folk and experimental music and the critically acclaimed Alehouse Sessions which explores 17th century music from the pubs and alehouses in England and which continues to play to sell-out audiences throughout Europe. Commercial recordings include The Image of Melancholy for BIS and The Alehouse Sessions on Rubicon Classics, the latter being awarded with the German Opus Klassik prize in 2018.
Although rooted in Historically Informed Performance practice, the strives to include other artistic aspects in his performances, using visual arts, dance, storytelling and improvisation. Major collaborations include Handel’s Alcina at the Norwegian National Opera, Vespertine with choreographer Liam Scarlett, a staged Messiah with Netia Jones at the Bergen International Festival and recordings and concerts with jazz pianist Jon Balke, This broad, unifying approach to music, as well as a desire to curate exhilarating new experiences for audiences has led to him being invited to be Artist-in-Residence at a broad spectrum of festivals, and as a conductor he is increasingly in demand for play-direct engagements with major symphony orchestras.
Bjarte Eike teaches baroque violin at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and is a guest-teacher at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
’s interest in the natural trumpet and historical performance practices were first sparked while a student at London’s Royal College of Music.
Since then he has gone on to perform and tour with some of the world’s finest period instrument ensembles, including The English Concert (where he is their principal trumpet), The English baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as with some of the world’s greatest conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sir Simon Rattle.In that time Mark has made a wealth of recordings.
While the baroque trumpet takes up much of Mark’s time, he is no stranger to other types of music making. He has played as principal trumpet with major modern symphony orchestras (London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), West End Musical orchestras (Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Cats in the West-End), and in over 100 films, including Shakespeare in Love and Stargate.
Now living in Oslo, Mark has established many wonderful relationships with ensembles and artists in Norway, not just as trumpeter, but also as a conductor. Specialising in informed styles of performance, whether on original or modern instruments, Mark has conducted the NRK Radio Orchestra, Barokkanerne, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble and Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps amongst many others. Mark plays baroque trumpets made by Matthew Martin and Norwich Natural trumpets.
For over 30 years, Barokkanerne has been a cornerstone in building up a Norwegian Early Music scene with concert series in Oslo, tours and countless festival performances, continuously also investing in new generations of Early Music performers.
The ensemble is a fusion of the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra and Barokkanerne. Both were founded in the late 1980s as the very first independent professional Baroque orchestras within historical informed performance practice in Scandinavia. The ensembles’ overall discography is substantial, and their first release after the merger, Es heißet Wunderbar (2018) with music by Telemann, Graupner, Fasch and JS Bach, has received a plentitude of glowing reviews.
Barokkanerne collaborates with various outstanding performers as artistic leaders and soloists, such as Alfredo Bernardini, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Lars Ulrik Mortensen. For many years, the ensemble has also taken new paths to set Baroque music in context and invite the audience up close, by tearing down genre barriers and presenting the music in new ways. Of productions in recent years can be mentioned Nordic Four Seasons in which the musicians discard their sheet music and join in on the fun with the actor Jan Martin Johansen and the tenor Anders Jerker Dahlin in Vivaldi’s famous music and Scandinavian songs about the Nordic seasons; Christmas concert and recording with the Norwegian pop trio No 4, as well as several encounters with folk music – such as the concert performance Christian Quart’s Christmas with the hardanger fiddler Benedicte Maurseth and singer Berit Opheim, and From Versailles to Virtuosic Valdres with Ragnhild Hemsing on hardanger fiddle, Baroque dancer Elizabeth Svarstad and Ulf-Arne Johannessen from the internationally renowned dance company FRIKAR