Faculty Collaborators Takács and Bernhardsson Release Schubert Sonatas Recording
April 21, 2023
Piano professor Peter Takács and violin professor Sibbi Bernhardsson have released a recording, Schubert: Three Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Op. 137, on the Leaf Music label—their first collaboration together. Recorded in the May 2020 in Oberlin Conservatory's Clonick Hall, these sonatas are some of Schubert’s most lively yet least-known compositions. This recording is a digital-only release and available online at Leaf Music, Apple Music, and in a lossless audio format on TIDAL Music.
Sibbi Bernhardsson Appointed Artistic Director of Iceland Music Festival
December 3, 2019
Oberlin violin professor Sibbi Bernhardsson has been appointed artistic director of the Harpa International Music Academy (HIMA). Found in 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the 11-day festival is held in the award-winning Harpa concert hall and conference center.
The academy conducts two simultaneous programs in violin, viola, and cello—a junior division for string students ages 7 to 12 and a senior division for emerging young artists ages 13 to 22. In both divisions, students receive daily lessons, participate in chamber music rehearsals and coachings, attend and perform in master classes, have access to workshops on professional and career development, and are given performance opportunities. While most of the students come from Iceland, HIMA also draws participants from Europe, Asia, and the Americas every year.
“My goal is to help enrich the vibrant musical life and training of young musicians in my native Iceland as well as continue HIMA’s mission of connecting the country to the international musical world,” says Bernhardsson.
The 2020 festival runs from June 9-20.
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