Welcome to “intimate encounters with great music” in Aurdal in Valdres, Norway!
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Hemsing Festival from 21st-25th February 2018. Hemsing Festival is an international chamber music festival in Aurdal in Valdres, and the artistic leaders are Eldbjørg and Ragnhild Hemsing. The two sisters founded the festival in their hometown in 2013 and it takes place each year in week 8. The festival’s goal is to facilitate “intimate encounters with great music”. The magical mood created by close contact between the audience and the musicians means a lot.
The 2018 edition of the festival is February 21th – 25th. And Eldbjørg and Ragnhild are looking forward to creating great musical experiences, and giving the audience new highlights and great musical joy. In addition to the traditional concerts in Aurdal church, in Frikar-Smia and Aurdal Mountain Church, we offer art exhibitions, a guided ski tour, lunch with mini concerts, dinners with music and lectures. In 2017, the festival had its 5th year anniversary and here is a documentary made by the Norwegian Television Broadcasting NRK sent on Norwegian television in March 2017.