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The world of Beethoven sound – instruments during his time

Lecture and performance about Beethoven and his music.

Saturday 15th of  Augusti 2020 at 11:15-12:15

Viktor Rydbergssalen, Councerthouse Gothenburg

Notice: we send this programme on a white screen at Viktor Rydbergssalen (pre-recorded documentary) and on Youtube indue to technical and practical reason.

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Gothenburg Piano Festival proudly presents Ulrika Davidsson, a versatile musician who performs at hammer piano, clavichord, harpsichord and piano. She has given concerts around Europe, the USA, as well as in South Korea and Japan. She is frequently hired at international academies and festivals. She teaches  at Ljungskile folk high school, and is also a church musician in Öckerö parish.

Here we will get acquainted with what a piano chord and hammer wing sound like, and we can imagine what it sounded like in Beethoven's time. Ulrika Davidsson will alternate playing these instruments and tell exciting sound worlds.

Ulrika has previously been an Assistant Professor at the Eastman School of Music; Music Director at the Rochester City Ballet, USA; teacher at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the University of Stage and Music, Gothenburg.

Ulrika has received a doctorate in piano and historical piano, as well as a master's degree in harpsichord from the Eastman School of Music. She is also educated at the Gothenburg Academy of Music, and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Her teachers include Barry Snyder, William Porter, Malcolm Bilson, Willem Brons and Elisif Lundén.

She is represented on CD with piano sonatas by Haydn. In 2013, she received the Adlerbertska scholarship.

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