Sandra Lied Haga

Sandra Lied Haga


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, Romania, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Iceland, Greece, Jordan, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and the United States.

As a concerto soloist, Sandra has appeared with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, 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, Terje Mikkelsen, Thomas Søndergård, Peter Szilvay, David Geringas, Bjarte Engeset, Stephen Threlfall, Maffeo Scarpis and Trond Husebø.

She has been invited to perform in many prestigious music festivals, among them Salzburg Festspiele, Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, Weilburg Schloss Festspiele, 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. 

Sandra regularly plays Chamber Music Concerts with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the scholars in Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and Mutter Virtuosi. In 2019 they will go on tour to Mexico and South America. 
She will in 2019 release her debut-album of Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Original Version, Label Simax Classics. 

In Norway Sandra 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, born 1994, 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 was thereafter the first student ever to be invited to the prestigious Razumovsky Academy in London. She later studied with Truls Mørk for 6 years, 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 Master 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, Truls Mørk, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Paul Lewis, Gordon Back, Piers Lane, Kathryn Stott, Lars Anders Tomter, Henning Kraggerud,Torleif Thedeen and Christian Ihle Hadland. 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.

Sandra plays a Joannes Florenus Guidantus cello from Bologna 1730, kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

See recommendation from Truls Mørk



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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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



20 November

Oslo, Norway

Marble Hall
With Lars Anders Tomter, viola and Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
F. Chopin : Sonata for Cello and Piano
J. Brahms : Clarinet Trio op 114, for Piano, Viola and Cello

09 November

London, England

Razumovsky Hall
Recital with Sasha Grynyuk, piano
J. Brahms : Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major
F. Chopin : Sonata for Cello and Piano

22 September

Oslo, Norway

With Nordic Harmony Symphony Orchestra and Josephine Hsieh, piano
J. Brahms : Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major
A. Dvorak : Cello Concerto

02 September

Bucuresti, Romania

Recital. TBA

28 August

Oslo, Norway

With Gunnar Flagstad, piano
Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Kodaly

17 - 23 August

Galicia, Spain

Groba Festival
With Jiyoon Lee, Yoonie Han, Pacho Flores, Pablo Vidal, Alba González, Sandro D'Onofrio
F. Mendelssohn : Piano Trio in D Minor, C. Saint-Saens: Septet Op 65, G. Faure Piano Quartet in C Minor

29 July

Verbier, Schwitzerland

Solo Concert
Works by J.S Bach, Z. Kodaly, H. Halvorsen, S. Rachmaninoff, C. Saint-Saens

15 July

Weilburg Schloss Festspiele, Germany

Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung
With Ye-Eun Choi, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Vladimir Babeshko.
String Quartets by F. Schubert, L.v. Beethoven, G. Puccini, A. Dvorak

11 July

Oslo, Norway

Norwegian Opera and Ballett
Recital with Per Lundberg, piano
Bach, Schumann, Brahms

01 July

Modum, Norway

Recital with Christian Grøvlen, piano
Bach, Schumann, Grieg, Brahms

29 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Fjord Classics Festival
With Piers Lane, piano and Lisa Ferschtmann, violin
F. Schubert : Piano Trio in B-Flat Major

29 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Fjord Classics Festival
With Lisa Ferschtmann, Lars Anders Tomter, Kjell Tomter, Danish String Quartet
J. Svendsen : Octet for Strings Op 3

28 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Fjord Classics Festival
With Danish String Quartet
F. Schubert : String Quintet in C Major

28 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Fjord Classics Festival
J. S. Bach : Suite for Solo Cello no 1

28 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Fjord Classics Festival
With Piers Lane, piano
R. Schumann : Adagio & Allegro Op70

23 June

Sandefjord, Norway

Duo Concert
With Lars Anders Tomter

19 June

Stuttgart, Germany

Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung
Schloss Solitude
With Ye-Eun Choi, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Vladimir Babeshko.
String Quartets by F. Schubert, L.v. Beethoven, G. Puccini, A. Dvorak

30 May

Bergen, Norway

Bergen International Festival
With Janine Jansen, Torleif Thedeen etc
P. Tchaikovsky : Souvenir de Florence

27 May

Oslo, Norway

With Gunnar Flagstad
Schumann, Kodaly, Haydn, Piatti

15 April

Berlin, Germany

Recital with Lauma Skride
R. Schumann : Adagio & Allegro
C. Franck : Sonata for Cello and Piano
J. Brahms : Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major


Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms

Schumann Adagio and Allegro

Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, 1. mov

Franck Sonata in A Major

Vocalise, with Leif Ove Andsnes

Piazzolla Grand Tango

Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata


Phone: +47 926 81 270

 Sandra Lied Haga
 Sandra Lied Haga