NIDAROS STRING QUARTET

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NIDAROS STRING QUARTET



NIDAROS STRING QUARTET

The Nidaros String Quartet was formed in October 2003 and is made up of 4
musicians

from Trondheim in Norway, Ola Lindseth, Elisabeth Rolfsjord Uddu,
Ragnhild Torp og Synnøve Reite Volden. The quartet has
finished


2 years
postgraduate study in chamber music with the Royal Academy of music in Stockholm
where their teachers have included Ola Karlsson (the solo cellist in the Swedish Radio
Symphony Orchestra), Tale Olsson (a previous


Concert Master with the
Norrköping
Symphony Orchestra and the Tale Quartet) and Mats Zetterquist (leader of the Z
-

quartet). In addition the Nidaros String Quartet has also taken part of several
Masterclasses with artists such as Andrew Manze Tsuyoshy Tsutsumi, Arve
Tellefsen, Le
von Chillingirian, Jan Erik Gustafsson as well as the Kronos Quartet,
Vertavo Quartet and


the Maggini Quartet.

In


2004 the Nidaros String Quartet was chosen to perform before Sofia Gubaidulina
her String Quartet No 3 at the Trondheim International Chambe
r Music Festival. This
experience left a profound impression on the Quartet, and continues to influence the
works the Quartet chooses to perform as well as the way in which they perform them.
In January 2005 the Quartet was the solo ensemble in the Royal A
cadamy of Music In
Stockholm´s performance of Elgars ”Introduction and Allegro”.

The Nidaros String Quartet is an ensemble with awealth and depth of musical
expression and versatility which enjoys exploring and performing


new genres. They
have toured thro
ughout Norway with the Norwegian actor/singer Herborg Kråkevik,
and in Octoberthey received outstanding critics for their collabration with the folk
singer/songwriter Odd Nordstoga on his project ”Pilgrem” which was performed at
the two largest classical f
estivals in Norway, the Bergen International Festival and St.
Olav Festival in Trondheim. Theyb also regularly collaborate with the celebrated
Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø and have toured with her to the USA, Russia and
Scandinavia.

The Quartet has bee
n invited to perform at many of Norway and Sweden´s most
important music festivals including the Kibneb Festival, Musikk på Slottet in Sweden
and the Umeå Chamber Music Festival, where they performed works by, and worked
with Marc Anthony Turnage.

For Grie
g´s anniversary in 2007 the ensemble performed Grieg´s g minor Quartet
with great success including performances at rhe Grieg 07 Festival at Nybrokajen 11
in Stockholm and the Carlskrona Chamber Music Festival, after this performance the
Blekinge Läns Tidn
ing newspaper wrote ”The Nidaros String Quartet´s performance
of Grieg was the chamber music festivals high point for me... The technical
challenges of


this intensive piece wasa triumph for the ensemble.”

2007 the Nidaros String Quartet toured Spain for 2

weeks, sponsored by the
Norwegian Embassy in Madrid and had another tour in the Autumn of 2008.

In 2011 the Quartet established a chamber music series in four parts in Trondheim.
Standard quartet reportoire combined with newer music written for quartet. T
he 2011
series was broadcasted at Norwegian Broadcasting NRK.

In 2008 the Nidaros String Quartet won the title Ensemble of the Year as part of the
Olaf T. Ranums Chamber Music Price, awarded by the Trondheim Chamber Music
Association.

Nidaros String Quarte
t recieved funds for ensembles from The Norwegian Arts
Council in 2010 and 2011.