Hemsing Festival

21-25 February 2018

Eldbjørg Hemsing and her sister Ragnhild Hemsing are Artistic Directors of the Hemsing Festival.
Hemsing Festival is an international chamber music festival in Aurdal in Valdres, and the artistic leaders are Eldbjørg and Ragnhild Hemsing. The two sister 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 took place from February 21th to 25th. Eldbjørg and Ragnhild can look back to great musical experiences and having given the audience new highlights and great musical joy. In addition to the traditional concerts in Aurdal church, in Frikar-Smia and Aurdal Mountain Church, art exhibitions were offered as well as 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.

Hemsing Festival 2017 - NRK Documentation