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Telemann Fantasias for Solo Violin

by Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir

On this album Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, 1st Prize winner of the 2006 International Bach Competition in Leipzig, performs the 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin by G. P. Telemann. Elfa plays a baroque violin made by the italian violinmaker J. B. Rogeri in 1699.
Genre: Classical: Early Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fantasia No. 1 in B-Flat Major, TWV 40:14: Largo - Allegro - Grave - Si Replica L'allegro
7:43 $0.99
2. Fantasia No. 2 in G Major, TWV 40:15: Largo - Allegro - Allegro
4:23 $0.99
3. Fantasia No. 3 in F Minor, TWV 40:16: Adagio - Presto - Grave - Vivace
4:52 $0.99
4. Fantasia No. 4 in D Major, TWV 40:17: Vivace - Grave - Allegro
4:45 $0.99
5. Fantasia No. 5 in A Major, TWV 40:18: Allegro - Presto - Allegro - Andante - Allegro
5:05 $0.99
6. Fantasia No. 6 in E Minor, TWV 40:19: Grave - Presto - Siciliana - Allegro
9:14 $0.99
7. Fantasia No. 7 in E-Flat Major, TWV 40:20: Dolce - Allegro - Largo - Presto
8:12 $0.99
8. Fantasia No. 8 in E Major, TWV 40:21: Piacevolumente - Spirituoso - Allegro
5:30 $0.99
9. Fantasia No. 9 in B Minor, TWV 40:22: Siciliana - Vivace - Allegro
5:54 $0.99
10. Fantasia No. 10 in D Major, TWV 40:23: Presto - Largo - Allegro
4:41 $0.99
11. Fantasia No. 11 in F Major, TWV 40:24: Un Poco Vivace - Soave - Da Capo Un Poco Vivace - Allegro
6:31 $0.99
12. Fantasia No. 12 in A Minor, TWV 40:25: Moderato - Vivace - Presto
4:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Icelandic violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir first came to international prominence in 2006, when she took the Grand Prize, Audience Prize and prize for the youngest finalist in that year’s International Bach Competition in Leipzig. The same year she was granted the European Council’s Pro Europa Incentive Award, and has also been a finalist in the Norwegian Soloist Prize as well as been nominated for Performer of the Year at the 2012 Icelandic Music Awards.

After growing up in her native Iceland, her studies took her to Germany, where she studied first with Rainer Kussmaul in Freiburg, and later with Carolin Widmann in Leipzig. In 2006 she joined the newly formed Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, based in Berlin, and in 2008 was chosen to become their concertmaster.

Her interest in early music led to her being noticed by Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, where she is now a regular guest as soloist and concertmaster. In 2009 she was selected by the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation to receive the loan of a 1699 baroque violin by G. B. Rogeri.

Her universally acclaimed performances are as eclectic as they are ubiquitous. She has appeared as a concerto soloist alongside conductors Andre de Ridder, Paul McCreesh, François-Xavier Roth with orchestras such as the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Les Siècles, Hamburger Symphoniker. She has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous festivals around the world, including Bachfest Leipzig, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Sydney Festival, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Icelandic Arts Festival, Berkeley Festival, and in venues including the Philharmonie and Radialsystem in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Toppan Hall in Tokyo, Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

On top of the boundary-pushing performances of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, she can also regularly be seen playing in choreographed concerts as well as theater plays, with collaborators including David Marton, Nico and the Navigators, Sasha Waltz and guests, or participating in musical events such as Stargaze.

about Elfa´s debut cd with Bach violin concertos, 2011:

“One would be hard-pressed to find a better debut recording than these interpretations of Bach . . . It is much too rare to hear Bach as fresh, lively and present-day as this.” Nordische Musik about Elfa’s Bach CD

“with the charming, wonderfully sensitive, but also thrillingly powerful music-making of the young Icelandic violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir . . . the brilliant and extremely versatile artist” Kultur Klassik



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