Mark Gresham | 8 DEC 2022
The Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival takes place on Bygdøy, a peninsula on the western side of Oslo, Norway. From 2011 through 2019, performances took place at the Maritime Museum. During the next two years, the Festival did not occur due to the pandemic. But with much enthusiasm, joy, and excitement, it returned in 2022 with performances at the intimate and exclusive Kon-Tiki Museum, where seating was limited to 60 persons for each concert.
In 2019, Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper, ranked the Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival as the most prominent and exciting of all classical music festivals in the Oslo region.
The 2023 Kon-Tiki Festival will take plae on May 30 and 31, and June 1. And as in previous years, sibling musicians Julie and David Coucheron will be joined by a group of top-level classical musicians from Norway and the United States.
In the meantime, we offer in this episode of EarPiece a pair of works recorded live at the 2011 and 2016 Festivals: Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 3 and Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 3, both performed by violinist David Coucheron, cellist Efe Baltacigil, and pianist Julie Coucheron. Håper du nyter! ■
■ Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival: kontikiklassisk.no/en