Sidsel has an extensive list of solo performances behind her. She has repeatedly played with The Norwegian Radio Orchestra KORK, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, The Trondheim Soloists, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra to name but a few, and these performances include amongst others harp concertos by Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Haendel, Gliere, Thommesen, Ginastera, Grandjany and Hotvedt.
The Ginastera Harp Concerto
In 2016 Sidsel performed the Ginastera harp concerto with KORK for their 75 years anniversary concert conducted by chief conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The composer Ginastera worked closely with harpist Nicanor Zabaleta, who performed the premiere harp concerto in 1965. After the premiere the concerto was revised and in fact recorded by Zabaleta. This is a recording regrettably very few people are aware of existing. The harp score published by Boosey & Hawkes does not correspond with the revised edition. During the rehearsal period Sidsel therefore decided to research the original full score, correspondence and other material existing in both London and Basel. Sidsel has chosen to perform a version based on her studies and Zabaleta’s recording. She is in dialogue with Boosey & Hawkes and hopes to publish and share her discoveries from the revised edition in the time of 2018. A CD recording of the Ginastera concerto will be recorded by Sidsel, KORK and Miguel Harth-Bedoya and is due to be published by LAWO in the time of 2018. So for now it’s just time to sit back and look forward to it.
A selection of photos and video clips from the concert may be found here.