Upcoming Concert (2019)
Featured Performers – September 28th
Pernille Kaarslev, french horn
Jónína Erna Arnardóttir, piano
Morten Fagerli, piano
Pernille Kaarslev (horn) is domiciled in Bergen and was born in Fensmark at Sjælland, Denmark. In 1990 she went to Scotland to study the horn, and from 1992 onwards she studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen (Bergen musikkonservatorium). Pernille was the first Dane to graduate with a specialty in tenor horn (1997) and passed her soloist exam in 1998. For a number of years she has played with the Norwegian brass band Manger Musikklag, on of the best of its kind in Europe. Pernille passed her exam as soloist on valdhorn in 2003 and has master degree from the Grieg Academy in 2009. She has been soloist at a number of concerts in Denmark and Norway, and teaches at the Bergen Public School of Culture.
Morten Fagerli (piano) lives in Oslo, Norway and has studied at Barratt Dues Musikkinstitutt i Oslo and the Grieg Akademy (Bergen Musikkonservatorium) with Jiri Hlinka, and has participated in masterclasses with Hans Leygraf. Morten passed his soloist exam in 1997. He has been soloist with Romerike Symphony Orchestra and Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra and also gives concerts with the flutist Germaine Bouts Hexeberg (www.duo98.no). They have given concerts at Blaafarveværket, National Library and in churches, and more than 1000 concerts in Norwegian institutions, hospitals, etc. Morten was head of music in the theatre play «De gode gjerninger redder verden. En forestilling om Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson», during the 2010 celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the death of Norwegian poet, writer and national symbol Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. The play was performed more than 50 times in Norway and Denmark in 2010. Pernille and Morten also participated in the concert play ”Grieg’s Denmark” in 2012, and has given more than 100 concerts together since 1997, in Denmark, Norway, Germany and Switzerland.
Jónína Erna Arnardottir (piano) lives in Borgarnes, Iceland. She studied at Borgarfjördur Musikkskole and graduated from the Reykjavík musikkonservatorium in 1990. She studied at the Grieg Academy 1991-1995 and took her final exam in piano and chamber music with Jiri Hlinka. She was co-arranger for the summer concerts at Skálholti, Iceland 1990. Jónína has given e.g. concerts in Bergen, Gjøvik, Oslo, Borgarnes, Helsinki, Gimli (Canada) and Copenhagen. She has further participated in master classes with Håkon Austbø og Willem Brons. Jónína started her own music festival, the IsNord Music Festival in Iceland in 2005, at which she is the artistic director. Jónína has worked as music teacher since 1997 and is at present headmaster at Akranes Music School.