Amalie Stalheim, cello

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. Recently she had Mazzoli premiere at Festspillene in Bergen, Therese Ulvo premiere Bergen Fil and debut with presideintal Symphnoy Orchestra Turkiye.

Amalie has collaborated with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Dalia Stasevska, Patrik Ringborg, Okko Kamu, Anna Maria Helsing, James Gaffigan, Nuno Coelho, Stanislav Kochanovsky. Stalheim is the winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2021 and the Swedish Soloist Prize 2018.

Stalheim is the winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2021, Swedish Soloist Prize 2018, Ljunggren Competition 2015, Nicholas A. Firmenich Prize from the Verbier Festival 2015.

In addition to perform 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 composers who are based 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, Hemsing Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Hindsgavl Festival.
Stalheim has been awarded prizes and scholarships from international festivals and foundations, such as “Firmenich Prize” at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Anders Wall "Giresta" Scholarship in 2019, Forsberg & Aulies Scholarship in 2020, Fegersten Scholarship in 2018 and Sollentuna Culture Scholarship in 2018.

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.

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NORSK
Den prisbelønte norsk-svenske cellisten Amalie Stalheim (f 1993 i Bergen) 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.

Amalie er vinneren av den norske Solistpris 2021, den svenske Solistpris 2018, "Nicholas A. Firmenich" Prize from the Verbier Festival 2015.

Hun har jobbet med dirigenter som Edward Gardner, James Gaffigan, Dalia Stasevska, Christian Reif, 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 Ljunggrenska Konkurransen og YAMAHA Music Foundation Europe Competition.

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

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...an intimate and extremely delicate chamber music-making with superb sense of color and timing
— Jury of Ljunggren Competition (2015)

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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