Salon hosts Norwegian music stars
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Norwegian electronic band Flunk‘A Taste of Norway’ brings a taste of the local Norwegian music scene to Istanbul, with the joint cooperation of The Norwegian Consulate and the IKSV. To kick-start the events, Aksel Kolstad, Flunk and Mathias Eick will be on stage at the Salon on Nov. 28 and 29.
Aksel Kolstad, a Norwegian pianist and composer, is considered to be one of the most exciting young pianists and composers of our time, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Debuting at his first concert as a composer and pianist at Carnegie Hall in October 2010, he played to a full house and a standing ovation, continuing to perform all over the world as a soloist and chamber musician. His entrepreneurial side led him to head up the world’s first café for classical concerts, Oslo’s Café de Concert, as its artistic director. Time Magazine describes him as “[the] Quentin Tarantino of classical music.”
Flunk is a Norwegian electronic band. Their debut album ‘For Sleepyheads Only’ was released a few weeks later in April 2002. The album got raving reviews in several British electronica magazines, having played at London’s Jazz Festival in November 2002. Their debut was followed by ‘Morning Star’ (2004), ‘Personal Stereo’ (2007) and ‘This Is What You Get (2009), performing in numerous festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and China.
Mathias Eick jazz is a trumpeter and, as Scandinavia’s most budding young talent for over a decade, in 2007 he won the International Jazz Award for New Talent, awarded to him by New York-based International Jazz Festivals Organization. Some of his collaborators have been, among a numerous others, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Iro Haarla, Manu Katché and Jacob Young. Eick is also a member of the Norwegian genre-defying group Jaga Jazzist, a group with which he has performed with for many years.