Violinist Erika Toth has been awarded both the Nordlysprisen and Sparebank 68° Nord's culture prize during the past year. As a regional musician in Scene Nord, over the past 25 years she has delivered countless classical concerts to the vast majority of small and large venues in the region. She also got an extensive international career, playing and touring with several of Europe's best orchestras and musicians.
It is precisely through her activities in Norway and Europe that Erika has come into contact with the fellow players she has handpicked for this concert. The range is wide, from Scene Nord colleague Asbjørn Ruud with a rhythmic background to pianist Dénes Várjon, who, alongside Sir András Schiff, is one of Hungary's most sought-after musicians. Erika is also joined on stage by Zoltán Tuska and Jan Clemens Carlsen, Erika's partners in a number of chamber music projects in recent years.
This concert program will appeal to both die-hard classical music lovers and the those who simply love music. The ensemble will perform a light mix of baroque, swing and gypsy-inspired music, while the second section consists of the eternally beautiful piano quintet in A major op. 81 by Antonín Dvořák.
On stage: Erika Toth (artistic leader/violin), Asbjørn Ruud (guitar), Wojciech Garbowski (violin), Zoltán Tuska (viola), Jan Clemens Carlsen (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano).