Critically acclaimed Norwegian pianist
Oda Hjertine Voltersvik
returns to the Midwest in February/March 2023!
Mark your calendars for the concert in your area:
Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing artist live!
Oda Hjertine Voltersvik’s 2023 international tour Nordic Unrest focuses on piano works that reflect dramatic aspects of nature in the Northern countries. The composers each aimed to portray characters and elements in nature or recreate tales of creatures originating from mythology and folklore.
Follow these links for more information about Oda's performances in North Dakota and western Minnesota:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Center for the Arts, Valley City State University 101 College Street SW, Valley City, ND 58072
Monday, March 6, 2023
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Thursday, March 9, 2023
Josephine Campbell Recital Hall in the Hughes Fine Arts Center, University of North Dakota 3350 Campus Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58202
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Oda Hjertine Voltersvik
“(…) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!” (Per Brevig, Musicians Club New York). Voltersvik has performed at major venues across the world including Carnegie Hall & Scandinavia House (NYC), Wigmore Hall & St Martin in the Fields (London), “Palermo Classica” International Festival, and the Norwegian Opera House. Annually, since 2014, she has been a summer artist in residence at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Bergen. As a solo and chamber musician, she has held recitals for numerous concert societies in preeminent concert halls in Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Voltersvik is the 2021-2022 recipient of the honorable Norwegian Arts Council’s work grant for newly established artists. Oda is a first-prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (2017) and a finalist in the Jaques Samuels Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2016).
For her solo and chamber music work, she has been awarded grants from the Norwegian Arts Council, the Norwegian Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), Music Norway, The Municipality of Bergen, and the Fegersten Foundation. Oda is also a member of an active piano duo Volt & Potenza duo. In 2021, she started her own concert series “Volt Classics” in Bergen.
Oda Voltersvik has recorded three studio albums. Her most recent release, titled NEO (May 2022, Rubicon Classics), reflects the use of classical romantic forms in an array of 20th Century neo-classical works by Scriabin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Gubaidulina. Her 2019 solo recording Firebird (KNS Classical) contemplates the unpredictable character of the magical glowing bird in Slavic folklore. In 2016, she recorded a piano duo album with Giulio Potenza called, Khoreia (Dance) featuring music by Schumann and Grieg, as well as a commission by Phillip Martin entitled, “Electric Prisms.”
Oda Voltersvik holds a master's degree in performance from the Royal College of Music in London and an artist’s diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire (with distinction from the intercollegiate jury).
“Pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone (... ) She has the touch to render the orchestral textures vividly and the technique to tackle the ferociously difficult piano writing with ease”
Marios Papadopoulos, Director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
“(…) immediately displays her sensitive artistry in Scriabin’s Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28, with expansive sweeps across her keyboard… Voltersvik shows a natural affinity for Prokofiev`s spiky music (…)”
Holly Harris on NEO album release, Winnipeg Free Press, May 2022.
Hats off to Oda Voltersvik for such a well-considered program for her debut recording as a solo pianist (...) a most auspicious start to a recording career“
Martin Anderson on Firebird album release, klassiskmusikk.com, 2019.
“(..) the audience was awestruck. I felt I could hear and somehow visualize Norway in her interpretation of the concerto. With each note, it was all there for me: waterfalls rushing down the mountains, peaceful green meadows, and the running of trolls and supernatural forces. It was the pianist’s technical command and unique artistic gift that could bring all of this to life!”
Lori Ann Reinhall, The Norwegian American : “Oda Voltersvik performs Grieg with Panache,” May 2022.