Eldbjørg Hemsing with Welcome Note and Music Performance at Women in Global Health – Germany Launch Event

Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing was invited to perform and to give a welcome speech at the launch event of the Women in Global Health – Germany initiative at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on 12th January 2018.

Among the 100 high-level participants, 93 of them leading women in global health from ministries, politics, academia & science, private sector, civil society and NGOs, have been the initiative founders Professor Ilona Kickbusch and Dr Sabine Ludwig, as well, as State Secretary Lutz Stroppe, German Federal Ministry of Health, and the Royal Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Petter Ølberg.

In her impressive welcome note Eldbjørg Hemsing highlighted the fascination from discoveries of scientists, revealing significantly positive impacts of music on development of children, brain health and brain function, psychiatric conditions and stress and the vast knowledge science has generated throughout the centuries, leading to knowledge about the positive impacts of music and the significant change which can be made particularly with those members of our society who are in severe health conditions and at greatest risk. Eldbjørg Hemsing closed her speech by mentioning that it should be the mission of any artist to continuously strive for creating positive impact through sharing their greatest passion – music, and contribute not only to the individuals but to the society at greater.


Eldbjørg Hemsing appointed as CJD Panorama Ambassador

Internationally upstriving violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing has been invited to become the first Ambassador for the highly remarkable CJD Panorama project. Officially, Eldbjørg Hemsing has started to take this new role starting at January 12, 2018, underlining her impressive commitment for engaging in educational areas for youngest children. The charitable Göhde Foundation was supporting this development based on its contacts and cooperation with CJD.

CJD Panorama is a social educational project in which children learn a symphonic instrument and build experience by playing together in an orchestra in a community which strengthen the young individuals. For children with migration background or coming from a difficult social background, CJD Panorama creates pathways to build up on their potentials and possibilities: By learning an instrument within an orchestra-like formation, the child expands its horizon of experience, leading to building up character and personality. >More about the CJD Panorama Project

The CJD is one of Germany’s largest social and educational organisations. Every year, it gives 155,000 young people and adults guidance and opportunities for the future. 9,500 full-time employees and numerous volunteers at over 150 locations provide help, support and education/training. This work is based on the Christian conception of what it means to be human, with the vision: “Let no one fall by the wayside!” >More about CJD