Sandra Lied Haga

Sandra Lied Haga

"She has had a sensational technical control from an early age, a rich, singing cello tone, and has over the years developed her own personal voice"

– Leif Ove Andsnes and fellow Jury of the Equinor Classical Music Award

"Divine cello playing, heavenly sound, a masterly performance"


– Grieg Festival

"As the winner of Equinor Classical Music Award, she enters into the array of outstanding talents in Classical Music"

– Reidar Gjærum, Equinor, Director of Communication

Biography

“Divine cello playing, heavenly sound, a masterly performance” – (Grieg Festival)

Cellist Sandra Lied Haga combines the endless perspective of the Norwegian landscape with passion into a rich sound – resonating with audiences and musicians since her debut at Wigmore Hall at the age of 12. The winner of the Equinor Classical Music Award 2019 has performed in major concert venues worldwide, such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Athenaeum Bucuresti, the Salzburger Festspielhaus and Harpa. Her concerts led her to musical centres including London, Berlin, Prague, Zürich, Budapest, Tallinn. Sandra performed under the baton of conductors such as Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Ari Rasilainen, Thomas Søndergård, Shao-Chia Lü, David Geringas and Terje Mikkelsen. The latter invited her to record her debut album with Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in their original version. This album with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra is going to be released in May 2020 at Simax Classics label.

In recognition of her participation in the Verbier Festival Academy at the age of 17, Sandra was invited to recite her own concert at the Verbier Festival. Invitations by other international festivals followed, amongst them the Salzburger Festspiele, Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Pärnu Music Festival and Bergen International Festival, where she again is invited to play two concerts at the 2020 festival. Around the album-release in May, Sandra will also perform the Rococo Variations with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and play a pre-concert for the Rosendal International Festival with Leif Ove Andsnes. 

A committed chamber musician, Sandra Lied Haga has collaborated with musicians such as Anne-Sophie Mutter as well as the scholars of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and the Mutter Virtuosi. Moreover, she has performed with renowned chamber music-partners including Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Lewis, Kathryn Stott, Lars Anders Tomter and Truls Mørk.

Born in Oslo in 1994, Sandra Lied Haga started playing the cello at the age of three, and was the youngest ever participant in the Barratt Due Institute of Music´s programme for talented children before becoming the first student of the Razumovsky Academy in London under the guidance of Oleg Kogan. After working with her teacher Truls Mørk for 6 years, she became Frans Helmerson’s student at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. Following her studies with Lars Anders Tomter, she is now finishing her Master of Music with Torleif Thedeen at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Sandra has won 4 international 1. Prizes, as well as the Grand Laureates and virtuoso awards at the Cello competitions in Tallinn, Young Musician, the Heran International Cello, Padova´s International Cello, and international Chance Music in Moscow; furthermore the Bärenreiter, European Union, EMCY Art for Music, Young Lindeman prize and eight 1. Prizes in national competitions.

Sandra Lied Haga plays a Joannes Florenus Guidantus cello from Bologna 1730, kindly provided by Dextra Musica.

See recommendation from Truls Mørk

Concerts/Previous Highlights

06 February

Oslo, Norway

Levin Hall
Recital with Christian Sommerfelt, piano
Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in F Major
Mendelssohn: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in D Major

18 February

Iasi, Romania

Classix Festival
Recital with Victor Lim, piano
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Faure: Sonata for Violin (Cello) and Piano No 1 in A Major
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor

25 - 29 February

New York, USA

TBA

13 March

Oslo, Norway

Sentralen
With Guro Kleven Hagen, violin, Marianna Shirinyan, piano
Launch Concert Valdres International Festival

14 March

Oslo, Norway

Oslo International Church Music Festival, 20 Years Anniversary
J.S Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No 1 in G Major
J.S. Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No 5 in C minor

21 March

Oslo, Norway

Steinway Gallery
With Gunnar Flagstad, piano, Madelene Berg, violin
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2

06 April

Morocco

Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn: Cello Concerto No 2 in D Major

07 April

Morocco

Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn: Cello Concerto No 2 in D Major

08 May

Rosendal, Norway

With Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, Johan Dalene, violin
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor Opus 1 No 3

08 May

Release Debut-Album

With Russian State Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov"
Conductor: Terje Mikkelsen
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (Original Version)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104

27 May

Bergen International Festival

Håkonshallen
With James Ehnes, violin, Andrew Armstrong, piano & Co
Franck: Piano Quintet

28 May

With Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Tabita Berglund
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (Original Version)

29 May

With Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Tabita Berglund
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (Original Version)

31 May

Bergen International Festival

Håkonshallen
With Francesco Piemontesi, piano & Co
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Brahms: Piano Quintet

06 June

Oslo, Norway

Trio Concert 
Programme TBA

12 June

Bru International Festival, Stavanger

With Philippe Graffin, violin, Lars Anders Tomter, viola, Benedicte Palko, piano
Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Bridge: Piano Quartet
Dvorak: Piano Quartet

13 June

Bru International Festival, Stavanger

With Philippe Graffin, violin, Lars Anders Tomter, viola, Benedicte Palko, piano
Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Bridge: Piano Quartet
Dvorak: Piano Quartet

18 - 24 June

Valdres International Festival

Programme and Artists TBA

28 June

Telemark, Norway

With Catarina Chen, violin, Jie Zhang, piano
Cello sonata TBA
Schubert: Piano Trio no. 1 i B-flat Major

11 July

Berlin, Germany

Kreuzkirche Königs Wusterhausen
Musicsommer Festival in Königs Wusterhausen
With Albrecht Menzel, violin, Agata Szymczewska, violin, Alexander Zemtsov, viola
Paganini: String Quartet in D minor no 1
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major no 16 Op 135
Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major no 12 Op 96

15 August

Oslo Chamber Music Festival

With Leif Ove Andsnes
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor Opus 1 No 3

16 August

Hole, Norway

Bønsnes Summer Festival
J.S. Bach: Solo Suite no 1 in G Major

14 November

Borås, Sweden

Recital with Gunnar Flagstad, piano
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, arranged for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D Major

15 November

Lerum, Sweden

Recital with Gunnar Flagstad, piano
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, arranged for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D Major

04 December

Horten, Norway

With Catharina Chen, violin, Jie Zhang, piano
Cello sonata TBA
Schubert: Piano Trio no. 1 i B-flat Major

Videos

Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms

Morgendagens helter, Sandra Lied Haga

Equinor Classical Music Award NRK Nov 2019

Schumann Adagio and Allegro

Beethoven 7 Variations

Franck Sonata in A Major

Vocalise, with Leif Ove Andsnes

Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach: Suite no. 1 in G Major BWV 1007
J. S. Bach: Suite no. 3 in C Major BWV 1009
J. S. Bach: Suite no. 4 in E flat Major BWV 1010
J. S. Bach: Suite no. 5 in C Minor BWV 1011
J. S. Bach: Suite no. 6 in D Major BWV 1012
Z. Kodaly: Sonata for solo Cello Opus 8
G. Ligeti: Sonata for solo Cello
K. Penderecki: Suite per Violoncello solo
Ø. Sommerfeldt: Mini-suite Opus 43

With Piano

L.v. Beethoven: 7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen WoO 46
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata No 5 D Major
J. Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 1 in E Minor
J. Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in F Major
G. Cassado: Requiebros
F. Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Opus 3 (Leonard Rose/Gendron version)
F. Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Opus 65
C. Davidoff: At the fountain
A. Dvorak: Rondo in G major Opus 94
A. Dvorak: Waldesruhe Opus 68 no 5
G. Enescu: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2
D. Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole – el Pano Moruno
G. Faure: Sonata for Violin (Cello) and Piano No 1 in A Major Opus 13
G. Faurè: Après un Reve Opus 7, no 1
G. Faure: Elegie Opus 24
G. Faurè: Papillion Opus 77
C. Franck; Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major
E. Grieg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor Opus 36
A. Kraft: Divertemento
B. Martinu: Moses Variations
F. Mendelssohn: Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in D Major Opus 58
F. Mendelssohn: Lied Ohne Worte in D major Opus 109
N. Miaskovsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1
J. Offenbach: Musette Opus 24
J. Offenbach: Les Larmes des Jacqueline
A. Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
D. Popper: Elfentanz Opus 39
D. Popper: Hungarian Rapsody Opus 68
D. Popper: Polonaise de Concert Opus 14
S. Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major Opus 119
S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Opus 34
S. Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor
B. Romberg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor Opus 38
C. Saint-Saens: Allegro Appassionata Opus 43
C. Saint-Saens: The swan
G. B. Sammartini: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G major
F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata for Cello and Piano
R. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro Opus 70
R. Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Opus 73
R. Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston Opus 102
D. Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor Opus 40
C. G. Sparre Olsen: Norsk kjærleikssong -Norwegian love song Opus 36
W. H. Squire: Humoresque for cello and piano Opus 26
P. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso Opus 62
A. Vandini: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major

With Orchestra

L. v. Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano Opus 56
E. Bloch: Three pieces (from Jewish life)
L. Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major G. 480
F. Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brillante (arranged for Cello and orchestra)
I. Davidoff: Cello Concerto no. 1
A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor Opus 104
E. Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Opus 65
G. Goltermann: Cello Concerto no 4 Opus 65
J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major (Opus 101)
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
D. Popper: Requiem for 3 cellos Opus 66
S. Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante
C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in A minor Opus 33
D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Opus 107
R. Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor Opus 129
P. Tchaikovsky: Rococco variations Opus 33
A. Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor
A. Vivaldi: Double Cello Concerto in G major, RV 531

Chamber music

Duo:
L.v. Beethoven: Duo in E-flat Major for Cello and Viola
M. Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello Opus 7
Handel Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello

Trio:
A. Borodin: String trio in G minor
L.V. Beethoven: Piano trio in C minor Opus 1 No 3
L.V. Beethoven: Piano trio in B-flat major Opus 97
L.v. Beethoven: String trio in C minor Opus 9 No 3
E. Bloch: 3 Nocturnes for violin, cello and piano
J. Brahms: Clarinet trio in A minor Opus 114
J. Brahms: Piano trio no.1 in B Major Opus 8
E. Dohnany: Serenade for string trio Opus 10
A. Dvorak: Piano Trio “Dumky” Opus 90 B.166
E. Grieg: Piano trio in C minor "Andante Con Moto"
F. Mendelssohn: Piano trio No 1 in D minor Opus 49
F. Mendelssohn: Piano trio No 2 in C Minor Opus 66
W. A. Mozart: Piano trio in B flat major K.502
W. A. Mozart: Piano trio in E Major K.542
W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in E flat K563
A. Piazzolla: The four seasons arranged for Piano trio
S. Rachmaninoff: Piano trio no 1 in G minor "Trio Elegiaque"
M. Ravel: Piano trio in A minor
F. Schubert: String trio in B-flat major D471
F. Schubert: Piano Trio no 1 in B flat Major Opus 99
F. Schubert: Piano Trio in E Flat Major Opus 100 D929
C. Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor Opus 17
D. Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 1 in C major Opus 8
D. Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 2 in E Minor Opus 67

Quartet:
A. Arensky: Cello Quartet No. 2 Opus 35
L.v. Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor Opus 18
L.v. Beethoven: String Quartet no. 16 Opus 135
J. Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Opus 25
J. Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major Opus 26
J. Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor Opus 60
A. Dvorak: String Quartet in F Major “American Quartet”
G. Faure: Piano Quartet no 1
E. Grieg: String Quartet in G minor Opus 27
L. Janacek: String quartet No. 1
G. Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major K.493
W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor K.478
G. Puccini: String Quartet “Crisantemi”
F. Schubert: Quartetsatz in C minor
R. Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major Opus 47
R. Strauss: Piano quartet in C Minor

Quintet:
L. Boccherini: String Quintet
L. Boccherini: Guitar Quintet no. 4 G.448
J. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Opus 34
A. Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major Opus 81
C. Franck: Piano quintet in F minor Opus 4
M. Gaathaug: Piano Quintet
W.A Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
F. Schubert: Quintet in A Major “Die Forelle” Opus. 114
F. Schubert: String Quintet in C major Opus 163
R. Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major Opus 44

Sextet:
J. Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major Opus 18
J. Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major Opus 36
A. Schöenberg: String Sextet "Verklärte Nacht" Opus 4
P. Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor "Souvenir De Florence" Opus 70

Septet:
L.v.Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major
C. Saint-Saens: Septet in E-flat Major

Octet:
F. Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major Opus 20
D. Shostakovich: Two pieces for string Octet Opus 11
J. Svendsen: String Octet in A Major Opus 3

Nonet:
A. Previn: Nonet for two string quartets and double bass
L. Spohr: Nonet in F Major for strings and winds Opus 31

Contact

Phone: +47 926 81 270
E-mail: landacello@msn.com

Dr. Jantje Röller
Amphitryon Media
jroeller@amphitryon-media.de +49 (0)1636146421

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