A Soothing Start to the Weekend

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Cogig's first multi-artist virtual concert!

A Soothing Start to the Weekend is a virtual concert put on by two exceptional Norweigan musicians. Elisabeth Turmo and Aina Helgeland Davidsen will both perform solo pieces  handpicked to ease you into the evening. 

There will be traditional violin music from Elisabeth, who will also enchant you with music from the beautiful Norwegian instrument Hardingfele. Aina will embrace some flute and piano works, and bring you into an adventurous world with passionate feelings and belated Easter sorrow. 

Both of the musicians will include you in the music, inform you of its wonderful composers and history before you get to enjoy it all from the comfort of your home isolation. 

More about Aina

Aina Helgeland Davidsen was born in 1993 and began playing saxophone when she was six years old with Eli-Marie Davidsen. She has travelled all over the world taking lessons with leading teachers. Since she was ten years old she has been playing in several quartets and ensembles that also have travelled around the world participating on courses and in competitions. In 2009 she won the Norwegian Championship of her age-class, she has come in second place in the same championship 2011. Aina has been a soloist with different orchestras: Drammen Symphony Orchestra, BISYOC symphony orchestra and The Central Staff band of Norway. Summer 2015 she was, together with her sister Julie Helgeland Davidsen and the famous violinist Ragnhild Hemsing, a soloist with BISYOC symphony orchestra in Norway. During her first year of her Masters she won the Ticon-prize, located in Drammen, Norway, and May/June 2017 she received 1st prize in Stockholm International Music Competition. April 2018 she received The Norwegian State Grant for newly educated musicians so that she can study deeper into composition.

Today she is currently working in Trio TrIvA (Guitar, Saxophone and Clarinet), RAKLEVERK (with electronics and a jazz musician and composer), Duo Fivreld and Duo Dimitry/Aina. She is working on a series of albums coming up called “Then” and “Now” including her own compositions for saxophone and electronics. 

More about Elisabeth

Elisabeth Turmo is a Norwegian violinist who recently graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, where she did a Master in Performance. She is known for her stage presence, singing tone quality as well as the stormful temperament of a Northern Norwegian.

Elisabeth has performed as a soloist with numerous ensembles, such as the Arctic Philharmonic, Oslo Chamber Orchestra, Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra, Toppen International Festival Orchestra.

She completed her Bachelor studies at Barratt Due Institute of Music with professor Detlef Hahn. Elisabeth started learning the violin when she was seven years old with Trond Wika. At the age of 12 Elisabeth became one of the youngest students ever to be admitted to the Young Talents Program at the conservatory in Trondheim where she studied with professor Bjarne Fiskum. Elisabeth also plays the Norwegian National Instrument, the Harding Fiddle, and was studying with Arne Viken.

 Elisabeth is playing on a Charles Boullangier, 1837, kindly on loan from Dextra Musica`s instrument foundation. Elisabeth has also recently performed as a soloist in venues such as St James`s Piccadilly, Dulwich Picture Gallery, St Mary’s Perivale, Regent Hall, St Martin in the fields, Victoria&Albert Museum (London), Palazzo Giuliari (Italy), Stormen Concert House (Bodø), and the Norwegian Opera House.


Elisabeth Turmo
Elisabeth Turmo


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Virtual gigs during the coronavirus crisis. We want to help performers have a livelihood, and audience members to feel connected and less lonely.