9. First Violinists

The Lord Chamber Orchestra - 1. Violinists

1. Violinists (from left) Sveinung Lillebjerka, Åse Våg Aaksnes and Kristin Reigstad.

The Lord Chamber Orchestra was gathered for the concert by conductor Torodd Wigum. This photo features three of the violinists for the evening. (Quoting the “Credits” section of the website dedicated to the concert here.)

From the left:
Sveinung Lillebjerka – First Violinist – whom I believe was the concertmaster – known for fans of Jon Lord from the “Beyond the Notes Live” DVD, where he played as one of the Trondheim Soloists. He’s also been leader of the Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra (TSO), and is currently the leader of Bodø Sinfonietta.
Åse Våg Aaknes – First Violinist – from the Trondheim Soloists, and Marit Laugen – Second Violinist – who also is in the Trondheim Soloists.

To the left on the second row, 1. violinist Ellen Fjærvoll Samdal, a music student at the time. She has played both with the Trondheim Soloists and the TSO, and have recorded albums with both orchestras, and have toured both nationally and internationally. She’s also received several prizes.
In the middle of the second row we see flutist Trine Knutsen, who later will reappear in a more prominent position. She’s been the leader for the Trondheim Soloists, she’s an associate professor at the Department of Music at NTNU in Trondheim, and has had several roles and parts as flute soloist in a large number of Norwegian orchestras.

Of course the orchestra are the “unsung heroes” of an orchestral production like this. And I’m afraid I don’t have close up photos of each and every one of them. In hindsight I should have made an effort to get those. Of course.

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