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Sat, 2015-03-07 11:47
IMG_4658Press release of "Around the World in 4 weekends" was a success at Støtvig Hotel 3 weeks ago. Today I am having my first concert at the hotel where the theme is "France". I have chosen and written music to today´s menu (and the remaining three), and after dinner the concert will start and the audience will experience how the different taste sounds like. Pretty much like this.  
Fri, 2015-02-13 09:51
IMG_4611 Til Erna Solberg Fra Nordic Harmony og Aksel Kolstad. "Dette gjør faktisk en stor forskjell i hverdagen til de som har bygget landet du regjerer. Jeg inviterer deg herved til et møte på Café de Concert på Tjuvholmen for å snakke litt om kulturelle verdier i landet vårt, og for hvem vi bør gi det til, subsidiert av staten. I dag spanderte vi."
Fri, 2015-02-13 09:49
IMG_4601Pretty cool that Deutche Welle came to do an interview with me at Café de Concert on Tuesday, talking about Beethoven and ... me!! Oh yeah - they were also very much interested in Igor!! (He loved that....) Stay tuned, it´s being broadcasted in Germany, Spain and also in English somewhere I believe!IMG_4603  
Mon, 2015-02-09 10:15
IMG_4455   When I was a student I organized a chamber music festival on St.Vincent and the Grenadines in 2005, 2006 and 2007. 8 years later I was now finally back, looking out over Port Elizabeth in Bequia, where so much history lies within the palm trees! Was great to be back! Visited St.Vincent, Bequia, Tobago Keys, Union Island and Barbados. Surfing in Bequia, Union Island and in Barbados. All places had great surfing spots!! Was a great two week break with a lot of inspiration and new energy!IMG_4505IMG_4501IMG_4247 IMG_4447
Sun, 2014-11-02 12:01
1653743_10152925618412150_5747822132152555378_n   Last weekend TV2 did a 7 min long interview with me which also included 3 min from a concert at Café de Concert. In addition to that Dagbladet printed an 8 page long (huge and fat) article about me the day after, best PR weekend of my life for sure!! 10383565_984361948256609_7988304739580715555_n Two days before I had the pleasure of performing at in the Opera again, for DnB! What a week! 1609937_10152923251527150_8095789001393657035_n
Thu, 2014-10-09 14:22
1800457_977459638946840_5767183860125994961_nI dag portrettererte jeg Finn Schøll musikalsk for TV2. Følge med på God Morgen Norge neste uke! 10685441_10152372041781674_6112546479604117344_n  
Fri, 2014-09-19 08:07
10672405_10152844277987150_5193219060154368455_nOne hour after landing in Oslo from Romania I had an interview with Austrian TV, THAT was a cool gang of crazy people!! Two days later I had fun performing on God Morgen Norge (breakfast show), on Norwegian TV (TV2) regarding the launching of my buddy Jan-Erik Fjell's new book "Rovdyret" ("The Predator") at Café de Concert last night (which was a blast! - check out the Café de Concert blog from today to see the photos!) 10612573_962826870410117_2167145748870149250_nI wrote three portraits of three characters from the book, here they are. (I actually wrote them on the plane going to and from Romania, a couple of days / the day before the concert at Café de Concert) 1. "Antons minner. Tanker og teorier" 2. "I Oscar Fivas hode" 3. "Charlotte"
Fri, 2014-09-19 07:57
bilde 1I had the privilege to perform for over 1000 people during a magical outdoor concert in Bucharest last week - thanks to Dana Cristescu, a prima producer! Here are some photos and a magical moment few saw before Brandusa Maria Balan captured it with her videocamera....bilde 3bilde 4bilde 5 Touching video - Little did I know that when I was performing for over 1000 people in an outdoor concert in Bucharest three days ago, 1 little girl was performing behind me, in between the trees. Thank you for capturing this moment in such an elegant and artistic way, Branduse Maria Balan. If you see this child again, kiss her on the top of her head for me. And the rest of the evening I spent with great friends from Romania!! 10660295_10152839683582150_121786111269250194_n  
Sat, 2014-09-13 07:52
10685339_10152812307922150_8317510849437757228_nOn Tuesday, just hours after I performed for the Estonian President, I performed for Emirates Airlines in Oslo Spektrum together with the brilliant Ragnhild Hemsing and also solo. The Emirates also commissioned a composition based on their airline music (like British Airways have etc etc). Was great fun!! From May to July things were super hectic with both concerts and a lot of corporate gigs. So a nice stand up paddle summer holiday on the west coast of Norway and in Barcelona JUST what I needed! 10583913_10152712460667150_3796429500632345885_n10394775_923152397710898_8302104665191345688_n10421331_10202867711388603_6891385934867755965_n Right now I just came back to Bucharest again to perform an outdoor concert tomorrow, just outside the Opera. Looking forward to that! Feel a bit hung over this morning (despite the fact that I don´t drink) since I was doing a one hour long midnight radio show yesterday on National Romanian Radio with one of the legendary radio hosts and one other guest which is the superfamous dubbing-artist and film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor! Was great fun! This is the view from my hotel room, I´ll be performing right across the street in the little park you see with green lights in it. See you there if you happen to be around in the Romanian neighbourhood? 10659339_959650060727798_3742974499894023743_n  
Wed, 2014-05-28 09:54
10154218_10152440722577150_3700746864558717210_nHad a wonderful mini tour in April in Buchurest, Romania, with lots of fun that lead to an invitation this september where I will be performing and also conducting. Excited!! Thank you "Hand to Hand" for a great opportunity to spread artistic love and music in Romania! Especially for the children!! 10170707_10152275287840813_8736324559603612795_n And yeah, Igors cousins participated in the concert as well!! (Igor got so jealous.....) 10171827_10152275288010813_6562236285962120837_n1560581_10152442642922150_5008013817286021890_n I am super happy about a cool collaboration and sponsorship with Coca-Cola!! And that´s why I just had to get a hold of a true Coca-Cola Surfing Café de Concert bat mobile to cruise around in this summer! (In collaboration with Ludvig Hedberg) Her name is Solveig. Isn't she wonderful? DAU_0789-Edit-EditDAU_0786-EditDAU_0816-Edit Oh, and did you miss out on my May 17th celebration? Well, there´s always next year for 'ya!! 10336715_10152540165812150_8234724245993092986_n10336848_10154238525750657_3385977370895962728_n  

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