Amalie Stalheim

Biography

Award winning cellist, Amalie Stalheim (b. 1993) has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Gulbenkian Orquestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Amalie has collaborated with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Dalia Stasevska, Patrik Ringborg, Okko Kamu, Anna Maria Helsing, Nuno Coelho, Stanislav Kochanovsky.

In addition to performing the traditional cello concertos, Amalie is frequently playing and also commissioning new written music from the 21st century. In the upcoming seasons, she will perform and record five new commissioned cello concertos, dedicated to her, written by top female and male composers in Scandinavia.

As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Amalie has collaborated with Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott, Christian Ihle Hadland, Polina Leschenko, Benjamin Schmid, Lars Anders Tomter.

She appears frequently at the Bergen International Festival, Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, Rosendal Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Hindsgavl Festival.

Amalie is the winner of the Swedish Soloist Price 2018.

Stalheim has been awarded prizes and scholarships from international festivals and foundations, such as “Firmenich Prize” at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

During the season 2018-2020, Amalie Stalheim was “Artist in Residence” at the Swedish Radio Classical music channel, P2.

Amalie Stalheim plays on a cello built by F. Ruggieri (1687) generously lent to her by Anders Sveaas Foundation in Norway.

BIOGRAFI - NORSK

Amalie Stalheim (f 1993 i Bergen) er en av de mest lovende unge musikerne i Norden i dag. Hun er vinneren av Kungliga Musikaliska akademins store musikkonkurranse, Solistpriset 2018.
Juryens uttalelse: "Hennes tekniske brillianse går hånd i hånd med respons og personlig uttrykk, og vi håper hun vil forherlige verdens konsertsaler i mange år fremover og inspirere nye generasjoner av unge musikere".

Amalie har spilt som solist med blant annet Oslo filharmoniske orkester, Kungliga Filharmonien i Stockholm, Gulbenkian Symfoniorkester, Gøteborg symfoniorkester, Svenske Radioorkesteret, Bergen Filharmoniske orkester, Kringkastingsorkesteret, Malmø Symfoniorkester for å nevne noen.
Hun har jobbet med dirigenter som Edward Gardner, Patrik Ringborg, Okko Kamu, Anna Maria Helsing, Nuno Coelho, Stanislav Kochanovsky.

Amalie er en aktiv kammermusiker og har samarbeidet med musikere som Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott, Christian Ihle Hadland, Polina Leschenko, Benjamin Schmid, Lars Anders Tomter. Hun blir jevnlig invitert til internasjonale festivaler som Festspillene in Bergen, Rosendal Kammermusikkfestival, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival, Hindsgavl Festival.

Tidligere har Amalie vunnet første pris i Solistpriset i Sverige, Ljunggrenska Konkurransen og YAMAHA Music Foundation Europe Competition. På Verbier Festival i 2016 ble Amalie tildelt den prestisjetunge "Firmenich Prize".

Amalie spiller på en cello bygget av F. Ruggieri i 1687, generøst utlånt av Anders Sveaas Almennyttige Fond.

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Repertoire
Review
Amalie Stalheim and Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester: Knut Vaage Cello concerto
Klassekampen
Mon, 2021-04-12
Amalie Stalheim shapes the history of contemporary music by taking the initiative to commission a work such as this - and not least by the way she tackles the music, offering such abundant expressivity throughout that the orchestra always has something to play up to. The Cadenza (the eighth and final interlude) was superb. Whether she was flying across the strings, playing sublime flageolets, dramatic double stops, lyrical reflections, or using extended techniques, she did so with authority and accuracy.
Uforlignelig koncertaften med Amalie Stalheim
UNT.SE
Wed, 2021-08-25
”Vädret har benäget samarbetat. Under den näst sista konserten igår gjorde det regn som strilat hela dagen en timmes paus, precis lagom för att låta den norska cellisten Amalie Stalheim framföra sitt program. Stalheim är en enastående cellist. Hon bara spelar, med en klar, precis ton som gör musiken tydlig och förklarad och närmar sig på det sättet musikens innersta. Stalheim inledde med den första satsen ur den spanske kompositören Gaspar Cassidós cellosvit, full av spanska gitarrinfluenser, och Ole Bulls Sæterjentens søndag. Den spelas ofta men sällan så anspråkslöst och ändå så gripande. En genial idé var att interfoliera satserna i Bachs tredje cellosvit i C-Dur med Kaija Saariahos sju "Papillons". Sju små, korta, fjärilslätta stycken, erinrande om fladdrande fria fjärilar, tyngdlösa, liksom Bachs musik i all sin regelbundenhet är tyngdlös och svävande i Stalheims händer. Som avslutning, ännu ett ofta spelat cellostycke: "Svanen", av Saint-Saëns. Nästan sönderspelat men ikväll genomskinligt och vackert, utan konstgrepp och utsmyckningar. En makalös konsertkväll!”
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Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Photo: Christopher Hästbacka

Photo: Christopher Hästbacka

Photo: Christopher Hästbacka

Photo: Christopher Hästbacka

Photo: Christopher Hästbacka

Media
I. Haydn Cello concerto in C-major. Orquestra Gulbenkian // Nuno Coelho, conductor // Amalie Stalheim, cello II. Lasse Thoresen cello concerto. Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra // John Storgårds, conductor // Amalie Stalheim, cello
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