La Bohème named a top recording of 2012 by|
The New York Times
The New York Times has selected the Norwegian National Opera's DVD of La Bohème as one of its top recordings of 2012. Conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen and directed by Stefan Herheim, the production premiered in January 2012 to great acclaim.
Fidelio at Bayerische Staatsoper
Eivind Gullberg Jensen will lead a production of Beethoven's Fidelio, making his debut with the Bavarian State Opera. Gullberg Jensen will lead five performances at the National Theater in Munich, starting with the premiere on September 30 and continuing through the month of October. For more information: bayerische.staatsoper.de
Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
Eivind Gullberg Jensen has been awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik the Prize of the German Record Critics one of the most prestigious awards that a CD can receive in Germany. The award, announced 15 August 2012, is in the category of Orchestra Music and Concertos, and recognizes Eivind's recording of the Tchaikovsky and Nielsen violin concertos with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and soloist Vilde Frang. The recording was released in June on the EMI label.
La Bohème at Norwegian Opera a great success
Eivind Gullberg Jensen opened a run of La Bohème at Norwegian Opera on 20 January to great acclaim. NKR Radio noted Gullberg Jensen's "alert conducting that was a breakthrough for an impressive musical-dramatic teamwork," while the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said "The young Maestro...conjures from the pit a sumptuous soundscape..." Aftenposten found that "the close and detailed collaboration of the orchestra and the singers under the baton of Eivind Gullberg Jensen is simply overwhelming," while VG noted "Eivind Gullberg Jensen leads the orchestra with excellence and it sounds fantastic." The production, directed by Stefan Herheim, continues through 2 March.
For more information: Norwegian Opera
Debuts with Berlin Philharmonic and at Concertgebouw highlight fall 2010 for Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Fall 2010 for Eivind Gullberg Jensen is highlighted by the opening of his second season as Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie, two important debuts, plus concert and opera engagements in his native Norway. September 16 in Hannover, Mr. Gullberg Jensen begins his second year at the helm of the NDR Radiophilharmonie with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sadko", Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, and is joined by violinist Viktoria Mullova in the Sibelius violin concerto. Early October is marked by debuts: first, at the Concertgebouw leading the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra on October 1 and 3, followed by Mr. Gullberg Jensen's first appearance on the podium of the Berlin Philharmonic, October 7-9, performing Sibelius and Gubaidulina. These are followed by two sets of subscription concerts with the NDR, after which Eivind returns to Norway to lead the Oslo Philharmonic (November 18 and 19) and thirteen performances of Eugene Onegin, throughout December and January, at Norwegian Opera.
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen leads NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover on tour to Austria, Italy and Norway
In the coming weeks, Music Director Eivind Gullberg Jensen will lead the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover on tour, with concerts in Austria, Vienna and Norway. The performances in Innsbruck (May 18) and Vienna (May 19) feature works of Enescu and Dvorak, along with Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Alexander Melnikov. For the programs in Bergamo (May 21) and Brescia (May 22), Khatia Buniatishvili performs the Grieg Piano Concerto on a program that also features works by Smetana and Schumann. On June 5, Mr. Gullberg Jensen brings his new orchestra home to his native Bergen, Norway, in a concert featuring Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Grieg: Piano Concerto (with Gabriela Montero), and Berlioz: "Symphonie fantastique".
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen debuts as Music Director of NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
On September 17, Eivind Gullberg Jensen began his tenure as Music Director of the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. The program featured a World Premiere from Ketil Hvoslef, Mozart's Symphony No. 41, and selections from Wagner's Die Walküre. NDR TV showed a profile of Mr. Gullberg Jensen as he took the reins in Hannover, which can be viewed here.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen replaces ailing Michael Tilson Thomas in Paris
Eivind Gullberg Jensen will step in on very short notice to conduct the Orchestre de Paris on April 22 at the Salle Pleyel. Gullberg Jensen replaces Michael Tilson Thomas, who had to cancel due to illness. The program features Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Vladimir Feltsman and Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 5.
Czech Year: Eivind Gullberg Jensen leads Jenůfa, Matinů's Greek Passion and more
Among his numerous engagements during 2008-2009, Eivind Gullberg Jensen will present three major productions of operas by Czech composers. In November, Mr. Gullberg Jensen returns to Opernhaus Zürich where he led an acclaimed Peer Gynt last season for Martinů's Greek Passion. Eight performances will be presented from November 9 through December 3. (Jensen will also take the podium for six performances of Peer Gynt in Zürich, to be performed in repertory with the Greek Passion.) In March 2009, Eivind Gullberg Jensen makes his English National Opera debut, leading the revival of the company's 2007 production of Janáček's Jenůfa. Five performances will run from March 12 through the 21st. The Czech Year continues into next season as well. Looking forward to September 2009, Mr. Jensen will make another debut this one with the Norwegian Opera leading a production of another favorite opera from a Czech composer.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen in debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eivind Gullberg Jensen will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time, May 30 at Royal Festival Hall. The concert will feature Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 and Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Nelson Goerner.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen named Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie
Eivind Gullberg Jensen has been named Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie, based in Hannover. His appointment was made official on April 7 by the Executive Director of NDR, Lutz Marmor, and will take effect with the start of the 2009-2010 season. Gullberg Jensen's appointment follows a highly successful debut with the orchestra in January 2008. He succeeds Eiji Oue, who has led the Radiophilharmonie for ten years.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen prepares Fidelio with Claudio Abbado
Eivind Gullberg Jensen will spend the month of March in Reggio Emilia, preparing a production of Fidelio with Claudio Abbado. The production features Endrik Wottrich, Anja Kampe, Albert Dohmen, Julia Kleiter and Giorgio Surjan, joined by the Arnold Schönberg Chor. The orchestra for this production, which will tour Europe in April and May, will be the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Gullberg Jensen will conduct three performances during the tour, April 23 in Madrid and May 8 and 10 in Baden-Baden.