The Norwegian city of Trondheim is located at the mouth of the Nidelva River. This medieval town hosts a chamber music festival every year at the end of September. The program of the event includes performances by both popular Norwegian ensembles and just beginning performers. The list of participants in the 2012 Trondheim Chamber Music Festival is quite wide.
One of the main participants in the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival is the Scottish composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davis (also the main composer of the festival). For over five decades he has been writing music in various stylistic ranges. His symphonic and orchestral works always have a powerful impact on the public. The disc, recorded by Cheese Peter Maxwell Davis in collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently, the composer also works as a composer for ceremonies for the Royal Court of Great Britain.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter also took part in the chamber music festival. She has been working in the classical music genre for over 35 years and is considered one of the most versatile violinists in the world.
Last year's Audience Choice Award winners of the Trondheim Chamber Music Competition will also perform at the 2012 event. Formed in 2009, "Fournier Trio", according to experts, is rapidly gaining more and more peaks as performers of classical music. The trio consists of three musical instruments: cello (Sulki Yu), violin (Pei-Jee Ng) and piano (Chiao-Ying Chang).
Local performers will also take part in the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival. Among them, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1909, stands out; “The Trondheim Sinfonietta”, an ensemble performing contemporary and 20th century music specially written for Sinfonietta equipment, as well as Trondheimsolistene soloists. The latter is the youngest Norwegian orchestra to perform regularly on international stages. It was founded in 1988 and is today recognized as Norway's premier innovative chamber ensemble.
Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli, Scottish piper Finlay MacDonald and Finnish performer Esa Tapani are expected to arrive at the festival. In total, about 25 performers and orchestras from around the world will take part in the event. The opening of the Chamber Music Festival in Trondheim is scheduled for 11.30 am on 17 September. The holiday will last until September 23, 2012.