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Sat, 2013-09-28 14:54

Ida Abotnes (standing in the middle) getting full attention from an amazed crowd by all of her fantastic paintings on plywood at her exhibition "Ply me to the moon" @ Café de Concert two days ago.

Mari Halvorsen performed an unforgettable version of Tzigane with Gunnar Flagstad on the piano right after Representative Associate Margrethe Fredheim took the stage with some smooth Grieg!
Tue, 2013-09-17 10:58
Hola party people!! If you jump on any Swiss Airline plane these days....read about me in Swiss Mag! :) Last week I had a wonderful tour with the marvellous Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the fantastic conductor Torodd Wigum! Check the video from one of the concerts! Two weeks ago I performed for 110 people in the audience @ Café de Concert. This space allways surprises me when it comes to fitting large audiences....smooth as a silky glove! Two days ago Café de Concert hosted a cool Ruby wedding-concert, look what we did with the lights for the occation!! Yesterday.....was also very exciting!! Performing during Oslo Marathon this Saturday - and so are other flashy people, haha!!
Wed, 2013-07-31 16:43
Right before my summer hollidays started....I gave out free milk to everybody in the audience on one of my concerts at Café de Concert. I like milk. I even drink milk when I go out! "Milk on the rocks". Press speaking of which: read article here. Right before my summer hollidays started....I became a superhero! (Paintings by Ida Abotnes....new exhibition coming up this fall) Right before my summer hollidays started....I joined a another sup-er hero team! Right before my summer hollidays started....I "got caught" by "fashion police" right in front of McDonald's...just before a concert in Trondheim. Read the fashion blog here. Right before my summer hollidays started....I dressed up as Darth Vader! And during my summer hollidays....I have tought lifeguards in Norway how to stand up paddle.... ...and went nuts in an amusement park! "A midsummer night´s dream - is to become a day like this" Music: 3rd movement of Concerto in F by Gershwin (Aksel Kolstad, piano, Norwegian Academy of Music´s Symphonic Orchestra), An American in Paris by Gershwin (Aksel Kolstad, piano) 2nd movement from Mozart´s sonata for violin and piano in e minor (Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin, Aksel Kolstad, piano)
Sat, 2013-06-15 17:09
Tjuvholmen kindergarden had made paintings for an exhibition at my place....sure did bring out the child in me!!
Sat, 2013-06-15 16:59
Moods of Norway had one of their staff-parties at Café de Concert two days ago, and boy was that a blast!! Earlier that day Metier also had an artistic soirée at CdC, before heading off to Sjømagasinet at Tjuvholmen for a lovely dinner. Here I am, sitting on the beach with the rest of my staff, before game time for Metier!
Mon, 2013-06-10 09:07
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Wed, 2013-06-05 12:01
Arte TV from German NDR followed me a couple of days "in concert", "in private" and also "on a political matter". In front of the Munch Museum I told them exactly what I meant regarding the incompetent administration at the Museum and also regarding the complete lack of responsability by the Norwegian Goverment which has led to the misery of Munch´s status in Norway at this point. Felt pretty good to let Germany know how things work around here... I had such a great time with Astrid, Wolfgang (camera) and Mathias (sound) in Das Munch Museum @ Café de Concert!! And I showed them around in Oslo in this nasty little thing from Porsche Center Oslo...
Wed, 2013-06-05 10:57
Photos by Øyvind Fritzen I will never loose the love for this game!! However I need to be aware of my limitations.....haha
Mon, 2013-05-27 09:32
Paintings on wood by Ida Abotnes, I absolutely love her style!! My good friend Anette Trettebergstuen (letf in photo, fabulous politician) introduced me to the Minister of Culture this weekend, serving hot dogs and champagne - this we like! So I invited the Minister for coffee at Café de Concert. About time the Norwegian Goverment and Café de Concert starts to collaborate. Just signed a superdupercool collaboration with Pareto Productions, (Frode and Andrea - left in photo) they will be behind the cameras pimping and pumping up Café de Concert on your videoscreen. Enjoy the videos coming up! I love beeing a concert pianist.

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