Anna Margrethe Nilsen
Critics have praised Anna for her “virtuosity, expression, very wise convergence of sensitive interpretative lines, together with her exquisite melodic treatment” (“Ritmo” Magazine). At the age of nine, Anna Margrethe Nilsen made her solo debut with the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra. She later soloed with the Bergen Philharmonic, Kaliningrad Chamber, Trondheim Symphony, Kristiansand Symphony, Bærum and Asker Symphony, Novgorod Chamber, Norwegian Opera, Galician Chamber, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia, St. Petersburg State Symphony and the Belarussian State Chamber Orchestra.
She has performed in venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Oslo Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, with distinguished artists like Lars Anders Tomter, Guy Braunstein, Liza Fershtman, Henri Demarquette, the American String Quartet, Paul Neubauer, Amanda Forsyth and Pinchas Zukerman. Anna Margrethe Nilsen started her studies with Professor Isaac Schuldman and obtained a Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Nilsen is a winner of the competitions Sparre Olsen (Norway), Eisenberg-Fried (New York), Lillian Fuchs (New York) and the National Violin Competition for Youth (Norway), and has also received the Medal of Honor of Málaga.
Furthermore, Anna Margrethe Nilsen has recorded works by Szymanowski, Bartók and Grieg for the Centaur Records label. Recent and upcoming highlights include performances as a soloist with the Santiago National University Orchestra (Chile), Leon Youth Orchestra, Galamian Academy Orchestra, the Barratt Due Chamber Orchestra, recitals and chamber music appearances with Pinchas Zukerman (New York) at the Miami International Piano Festival (Florida) and MurciArt Music Festival in Murcia. Additionally, Anna Margrethe Nilsen has performed cd-recordings of works by Busoni, Granados and Brustad. She is also the co-founder and professor of violin at the Galamian International Academy (Málaga) and co-founder and director of the Málaga Clásica festival.