Artistic leaders - Guro Kleven Hagen and Marianna Shirinyan

Tuesday 24. September 2019
Marianna Shirinyan Og Guro Kleven Hagen C Balazs Borocz
Valdres Summer Symphony will from august 2019 expand their artistic management: Marianna Shirinyan and Guro Kleven Hagen will now lead the festival together.

Internationally renowned pianist Marianna Shirinyan has visited the festival several times before and she will now be a part of the festival as she is joining Guro Kleven Hagen as artistic leader. 

Guro and Marianna knows each other well, they have released a CD together and done several concerts both in Norway and other countries. They will work together and use their great competence and networks to further develop the festival. Guro Kleven Hagen is happy to share the artistic leadership with Marianna. “It is incredible to have Marianna as a part of Valdres Summer Symphony and the artistic leadership. Besides being one of the most exciting pianists I know she is an enrichment to Valdres Summer Symphony. She is a very experienced musician and teacher and enjoys a great network. I am looking forward to working with her!”

Marianna is also looking forward to the collaboration. “It is an honor for me to be a part of Valdres Summer Symphony’s artistic leadership together with my dear friend and colleague Guro Kleven Hagen. It is inspiring to see the great job Guro has done over the last years, and I am looking forward to contributing to this amazing event and to create exciting festivals together with Guro.”

 

Biography Marianna Shirinyan

Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan is one of the most creative and in sought after pianists in Europe today. Her vibrant and virtuos musicianship puts her in demand, both as soloist and as chamber musician.
Shirinyan plays with great sensitivity, understanding, technical brilliance and beauty of tone, which allows her to offer a wide range of repertoire. Her love for the music and her joy in sharing it with a larger audience are apparent in her performances.

She has received Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s prestigious P2 award for her contribution to Danish music life and the critics prize of the association of Danish critics. She is a frequent guest at a string of international music festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, MDR Summer Music Festival, Festspillene in Bergen.

Simultaneously she has won the reputation of being one of this generations leading pianists through solo appearances with orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Potsdammer Kammerakademie, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice to name a few. She enjoyed collaborations with conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Zoltan Kocsis, Antonello Manacorda, Jun Märkl, Daniel Raiskin, Lan Shui, Thomas Søndergård, Krysztof Urbanski and Joshua Weilerstein.

Shirinyan is a professor of piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Steinway artist and artistic direction of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark.
Shirinyan has a bright discography. All the CD’s has been received enthusiastically by international reviewers and listeners alike. Her latest release, the Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra by Louis Glass which she has recorded together with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz under the baton of maestro Daniel Raiskin has been awarded the P2 prize of the Danish radio in 2018.