Sandra Lied Haga

Sandra Lied Haga

Biography

Sandra Lied Haga's rich, beautiful sound and prodigious talent have caught the attention of the biggest names in classical music, among them Daniel Barenboim and Anne-Sophie Mutter. Sandra stands on the threshold of a major career, having already won four International First Prizes and many more at home in Scandinavia.

Sandra made her debut at Wigmore Hall aged just 12, and has since performed at major concert halls all over Europe and beyond. She has given concerts in the UK, Germany, Austria, Russia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, Iceland, Greece, Jordan, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and the United States.

As a concerto soloist, Sandra has appeared with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra), the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Kaunas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Pärnu City Orchestra among others.

She has appeared together with Conductors such as Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Shao-Chia Lü, Ari Rasilainen, Thomas Søndergård, David Geringas, Bjarte Engeset, Peter Szilvay, Stephen Threlfall, Maffeo Scarpis and Trond Husebø.

She has been invited to perform in many prestigious music festivals, among them Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, Salzburg Festspiele, Weilburg Schloss-Konzerte, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Bell'Arte Frankfurt, Groba Festival Spain and the Bergen, Risør, Fjord Classics, Oslo and Valdres festivals in Norway and the Fejø festival in Denmark. She has also appeared at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia and at the Verbier Festival Academy, following which she was invited to give her own concert at the Verbier Festival aged just 17.

Among Sandra's international accolades are First Prize and the Virtuoso Prize at the Tallinn Young Musician Competition; First Prize and Grand Laureate Prize at the Heran International Cello Competition in the Czech Republic; First Prize at the Padova International Music Competition and First Prize and Laureate at the International Chance Competition in Moscow. She has also been awarded the Bärenreiter Prize and the EMCY Prize. In 2015, Sandra was accepted to participate in the prestigious Tchaikovsky-competition in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and was, after proceeding in the competition, mentioned by the Strad as one of 25 Finalists.

In Norway she has won 8  First Prizes in National Competitions.

Recently she was awarded the Young Lindeman Prize by Alf Richard Kraggerud and the Lindeman Foundation.

Sandra began playing the cello aged 3. She became the youngest ever student on the programme for gifted children at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. She later studied with Truls Mørk, and was subsequently invited to participate in a 1-year Artist Diploma programme at Daniel Barenboim's Academy in Berlin, where she studied with Frans Helmerson. After further studies with Lars Anders Tomter, she is now a student of Torleif Thedeen at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Sandra has played chamber music with renowned musicians at the highest level, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, Paul Lewis, Truls Mørk, Gordon Back, Lars Anders Tomter, Kathryn Stott, Henning Kraggerud, Torleif Thedeen, Christian Ihle Hadland and Marianna Shirinyan. She has appeared frequently on television and radio, and was the subject of a television portrait with her erstwhile teacher Truls Mørk.

In 2012 she was chosen as an ambassador for Playing for a Future.

She plays a Michael Stürzenhofecker cello kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

See recommendation from Truls Mørk

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. 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
A. Piatti: Several Caprices
Øistein 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 in E Minor
J. Brahms: Sonata 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)
D. Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole, -El Pano Moruno
C. Franck: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major 
A. Dvorak: Rondo in G major (Opus 94)
A. Dvorak: Waldesruhe (Opus 68 no 5)
G. Faurè: Après un Reve (Opus 7, no 1)
G. Faure: Elegie (Opus 24)
G. Faurè: Papillion (Opus 77)
E. Grieg: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor (Opus 36)
A. Kraft: Divertemento
B. Martinu: Moses Variations
F. Mendelssohn: Lied Ohne Worte in D major (Opus 109)
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 in C Major (Opus 119)
S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise (Opus 34)
S. Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano
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
R. Schumann: Adagio and Allegro (Opus 70)
R. Schumann: Fantasy Pieces (Opus 73)
R. Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Opus 102)
D. Shostakovich: Sonata in D Minor (Ops 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, -1st movement
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)
C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in A minor (Opus 33)
S. Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante
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)
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 in D minor (Opus 49)
W. A. Mozart: Piano trio in B flat major (K.502)
W. A. Mozart: Piano trio in E Major (K.542)
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 (D 471)
F. Schubert: Piano Trio, (Opus 99, D 898)
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)
E. Bloch: Three Nocturnes for violin, cello and piano

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”A. D
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)

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)

 

Concerts

22 September

Dvorak Cello Concerto, with Nordic Harmony Symphony Orchestra, Oslo-Norway

02 September

Bucuresti, Romania

17 - 23 August

Groba Festival, Spain

16 - 06 Jul    Aug

Verbier Festival Academy, Switzerland

15 July

Concert Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung, Weilburg Schlosskonzerte, with Ye-Eun Choi, Mikhail Ovrutsky and Vladimir Babeshko

01 July

Recital Blaafarveværket-Norway, with Christian Grøvlen

26 - 29 June

Fjord Classics Festival, Norway

23 June

Duo Concert with Lars Anders Tomter, Sandefjord Norway

19 June

Concert Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung, Schloss Solitude-Stuttgart, with Ye-Eun Choi, Mikhail Ovrutsky and Vladimir Babeshko

30 May

Bergen International Festival, Troldsalen, with Janine Jansen, Torleif Thedeen etc

27 May

Recital Oslo with Gunnar Flagstad

15 April

Recital in Berlin with Lauma Skride, piano

Contact

Phone: +47 926 81 270
E-mail: landacello@msn.com
Nordic Artists Management
Filomentina Høgsholm, Artist Manager
Mobile: +45 23 83 85 58
Email: fih@nordicartistsmanagement.com