Renowned Norwegian pianist to perform at Northern State University

Portrait of a female pianist with brown hair against a blue background

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas, is pleased to welcome Norwegian pianist Oda Hjertine Voltersvik for the Midwestern portion of her U.S. concert tour.

Voltersvik will present a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The event is free and open to the public. She will also take part in a question and answer forum at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Beulah Williams Library Round Room.

Hailed as “(…) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!” by Per Brevig of  Musicians Club New York, Voltersvik has performed at numerous venues such as Carnegie Hall and Scandinavia House (NYC); Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields (London); “Palermo Classica” International Festival; the Norwegian Opera House; and (since 2014) the Edvard Grieg Museum. She holds a Master in Performance degree from the Royal College of Music London and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Her solo recording, “Firebird,” and piano duo recording, “Khoreia,” have received excellent reviews internationally, and she is a first-prize winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Competition. Voltersvik has received funding for solo projects and as leader of the “Volt Ensemble” from the Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen Municipality, and Fegerstens Foundation. For 2021-22, she has been awarded the Norwegian Arts Council’s work grant for younger and newly established artists in Norway.

In addition to her solo career, Voltersvik is an active member of a piano duo, Volt & Potenza, and is artistic director of “Volt Classics,” a concert series in Bergen first held in autumn 2021.

For more information about her upcoming NSU performance, please contact marla.fogderud@northern.edu or visit dakotasgriegsociety.org.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.