The Arctic Philharmonic is being accompanied on its current tour of Japan by a delegation of North Norwegian business and civil representatives. Following the Arctic Philharmonic Conference at the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, many of the delegates have remarked they have got a lot out of their stay in Japan.
American Tim Weiss is already making good progress with learning Norwegian and is ready for his new role in the Arctic Philharmonic. He brought specific plans with him across the Atlantic about how to unify the orchestra into one common artistic vision. <br>
Henning Kraggerud has been a major driving force for the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Together they have turned Baroque music into a hit in Tromsø, played new compositions by Norwegian composers and undertaken exciting musical-literary collaboration. Moreover, Kraggerud has composed music which the orchestra plays and they have released several critically acclaimed albums.
Arctic Philharmonic violinist Aelita Stepanova grew up in the Soviet shadow. The iron grip tightened around her entire family after her grandmother became an involuntary member of the KGB.
Those were the words of Lise Davidsen after hearing she had been nominated for the Norwegian Critics’ Association Music Award for her performance as Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Arctic Philharmonic in March this year. This was her debut in the role!