.RAZUMOVSKY Ensemble  

Henning Kraggerud

Kraggerud is one of Scandinavia’s most important young artists. He has already performed with the Oslo Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony, Stockholm Radio and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester as well as many of the British orchestras, including the Royal ScottishNational Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Halle and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights of the last few seasons have included two visits to the Komische Oper Orchestra in Berlin performing Tchaikovsky under Kreizberg and Mendelssohn under Petrenko, performances of the Sibelius concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic to open their season, his highly successful debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw performing Mendelssohn with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and in spring 2004 he was Artist in Residence at the 2004 Bergen International Music Festival, where he performed recitals, chamber music and concertos throughout the Festival.

Kraggerud enjoys a fine reputation as leader/soloist of chamber orchestras and sinfoniettas. He is an innovative improviser and composer, and is also an outstanding viola player.

He has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs for Naxos – Grieg Violin Sonatas (with Helge Kjekshus), a set of Norwegian Pieces for violin and orchestra and most recently, the Sibelius and Sinding Violin Concerti with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, which was released in autumn 2004.

Henning Kraggerud performs on the famous Guarneri del Gesu 1744 violin "Ole Bull", once owned by the famous Norwegian violinist of the same name, which has been generously loaned to him by, Mr.Wen-Long Shi, owner of the Chi Mei Cultural Foundation, Tainan, Taiwan.

LINK to Henning's website.