Pop-up concert in The Twist!

October 23, 2023

On the occasion of the end of season 2023, on Sunday 29th October, Kistefos is pleased to offer a pop-up concert in The Twist with violinist Christopher Tun Andersen.

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On the final day of the season, we are pleased to offer a unique experience included in your entrance ticket.

Between 12 – 3 p.m., you will be able to experience virtuoso interpretations of timeless classical masterpieces by composers Paganini, Moszkowski, and Ole Bull. Each pop-up will last for about 12 to 15 minutes.

The event promises to be a beautiful fusion of music and sculpture as the classical tones fill the exhibition space.

Christopher will be playing a violin built by G. B. Guadagnini, Milan 1753, on loan from Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation.

Don't miss this musical experience!

And at the same time, grasp the last opportunity to see this year's exhibition - Tony Cragg - MATERIAL IN MIND.

About Christopher Tun Andersen

At the age of 15, he made his debut with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Alexander Kantorov. Since then, he has performed with this orchestra in St. Petersburg's legendary concert halls, playing violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms.

Christopher completed his master's degree and professional studies with Pinchas Zukerman (Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program) at the Manhattan School of Music, one of the world's leading music institutions.

Christopher is an award-winning participant in several international violin competitions, including the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015. He won 2nd prize in the International Violin Competition in Wörthersee, Austria in 2007, 1st prize in the largest national violin competition in Germany, "Jugend Musiziert," the same year, and the Heifetz Prize in the IV International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in 2013. In 2020, he received 1st prize in the Serguei Azizian Violin Competition in Copenhagen.

Christopher has also been a soloist with international orchestras such as the Berliner Symfoniker in Berlin Philharmonie, Glinka Capella in St. Petersburg, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Minsk State Chamber Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

On August 25, 2021, Christopher had his debut concert in Copenhagen with the following statement: "Great instrumental surplus, virtuosity, and a brilliant violin tone."

He has participated multiple times in the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, and has performed chamber music with artists including Arve Tellefsen and Pinchas Zukerman. In 2021, he premiered "Bulls'hit" by O.A. Thommessen, receiving very positive reviews in Ballade. In 2022, Christopher made the first-ever CD recording of Ole Hjellemo's violin concerto and caprice.