Articles & Interviews

Musical chairs: new Stradivaris for top violin soloists

The Strad – September 16, 2020 Eldbjørg Hemsing receives the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ while Janine Jansen has the 1715 ‘Rode, Duke of Cambridge’ Two of the world’s leading female violinists have been granted the use of ‘golden period’ Stradivari violins. Norwegian soloist Eldbjørg Hemsing is now playing the 1707 ‘Rivaz, Baron Gutmann’ Stradivari violin, […]

Recording review: Music Web International on Grieg Sonatas

Richard Masters – Music Web International For pieces that are not often heard in the concert hall, the violin sonatas of Edvard Grieg are well-served on disc. The third sonata is the best-known of the three; we have recordings from Fritz Kreisler, Toscha Seidel, Jascha Heifetz, and Josef Suk, among others. The abandonment of the […]

Recording feature: The Violin Channel – OUT NOW

The Violin Channel – OUT NOW | Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing’s New CD: ‘Grieg Violin Sonatas’ [LISTEN] BIS Records has announced the release of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing‘s new album: ‘Grieg: The Violin Sonatas’ Recorded with pianist Simon Trpčeski, the disc features Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major Op. 8, Violin Sonata No. 2 […]

Klassisk Karantene: Nordic Classics – Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgströms Violin Concerto

Klassisk Karantene, Inspiration – March 29th 2020 As Quarantine time is a perfect time to expand your repertoire, Quarantine Classics provides a series of musicians sharing their favorite Nordic gems. Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing is on something of a mission in bringing Borgström’s music back to life. A few years ago, I was introduced to the […]

SWEET SPOT Radio mit Eldbjørg Hemsing Eine Zeitreise nach Hause

12.03.2020 von Pauline Link – Sweet SPOT BR Klassik Die Geigerin Eldbjørg Hemsing hat sich auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit der norwegischen Musik begeben. Heraus kamen überraschende Zusammenhänge zu ihrer eigenen Familiegeschichte, die Eldbjørg dazu inspirierten, für ihr neues Album selbst zu komponieren. Musik hat schon immer zu ihrer Familie gehört. Eldbjørg beginnt schon […]

Rondo - Das Klassik & Jazz Magazin

Rondo Magazin feature: Mit Fjord und Fiedel (DE)

Das Hemsing Festival, zu dem die Schwestern Ragnhild und Eldbjørg Hemsing ins norwegische Aurdal einladen, spielt rein landschaftlich in der Festival-Champions-League. Mindestens!

In China they call her: “The Princess of Norway”

OSLO (NRK): The Chinese world star is so excited about Norwegian Eldbjørg Hemsing that he has written a piece for her. Written by: BÅRD SKAR/NRKPublished Sep 21 2018 at 09:42 Updated 16 Oct 2018 at 12:35 Aftenposten’s music reviewer calls it a sensation. Tan Dun is an international star, one of the biggest names in […]

I Kina kalles hun «Prinsessen av Norge» (NO)

OSLO (NRK): Den kinesiske verdensstjernen er så begeistret for norske Eldbjørg Hemsing at han har skrevet et stykke for henne. Skrevet av: BÅRD SKAR/NRKPublisert Sep. 21 2018 kl. 09:42 Oppdatert 16 Okt. 2018 kl. 12:35 Aftenpostens musikkanmelder kaller det en sensasjon. Tan Dun er en internasjonal stjerne, et av de største navnene i musikklivet i […]


Eldbjørg Hemsing on Borgström’s Violin Concerto Katherine Cooper | Presto Classical | 14th May 2018 For her debut solo recording (out now on BIS), the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing pairs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with a very different (and far less familiar) work: the lush 1914 Violin Concerto by composer and music-journalist Hjalmar Borgstrøm, […]


Eldbjørg Hemsing prominently featured in May 2018 issue of CLASSICAL MUSIC magazine (UK) Violinist Jack Liebeck curates this strings edition of Classical Music encompassing his many artistic passions, from music education and photography through to practical advice for performers on maintaining healthy technique and taking instruments on tour. Professors Brian Cox, Robert Winston and Brian […]

Credits: Photography by Nikolaj Lund


Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing: ‘in the moments when magic happens, you think, that’s why we do this’ On a Norwegian rediscovery, communication and twentysomething enterprise by David Nice | | 28 April 2018 In a classical recording industry seemingly obsessed with marketing beautiful young female violinists, but very often presenting them in repertoire to which […]

The Violin Princess of Norway

She takes her concert public by storm all over the world with her 265-year old violin. The lauded musician Eldbjørg Hemsing from Valdres often expresses the sounds of the raw and beautiful Norwegian nature. Eldbjørg Hemsing brings the sound of Norway to the world “Eldbjørg is famous in China. We call her ‘The Princess of Norway’.” The bold words […]


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.