Grieg Society Affiliations

The IGS is a foundation established in 1996 to present high-caliber performances to broader audiences, further the development of knowledge, understanding and increased accessibility to Grieg's music for performers, scholars, teachers, and the general public, and increase contemporary innovative artistic activities based on the impact of Grieg's musical genius. The IGS encompasses an international network which includes worldwide national Grieg societies, circulation of information, research and publishing activities, educational activities, and the arrangement of music festivals, competitions, seminars and scholarly symposiums, concerts, and releases of CDs.

In 1906, Edvard Grieg added a codicil to his will in which he and his wife, Nina, bequeathed his music manuscripts, articles and letters, printed music, books and other material to Bergen Public Library on condition that the library preserve them and make them accessible to the public. The collection includes scores, letters, and other documents collected by Edvard, Nina, and friends. The documents of the Archives are now available on the web for music researchers and music lovers to access.  

Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg and his wife, Nina, is an estate outside of Bergen. The Villa was built in 1885, and the couple lived there the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg's life. Troldhaugen became a museum in 1928.  It now includes Grieg's Villa, the composer’s hut and Edvard and Nina's gravesite. Also on the grounds are a modern museum building and concert hall "Troldsalen", a chamber music hall seating 200 people. Troldsalen is the center of the museum's extensive concert activities. The attractive hall has excellent acoustics and a large window on stage that overlooks Edvard Grieg's hut.

Grieg's hometown of Bergen, Norway is also home to the International Grieg Society, the Grieg Archives at the Bergen Public Library, and Grieg's estate, Troldhaugen.

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