Tora Augestad nominated to the Nordic Council Music Prize!

The 11 nominees for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2015 have been announced at the Bergen International Festival. Over half of them were present to help mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious prize.

The nominees are:

DENMARK
Michala Petri, recorder player

HVAD, electronic musician

FINLAND
Kimmo Pohjonen, accordion

Apocalyptica, heavy metal cello ensemble

THE FAROE ISLANDS

Hamferð, doom metal band

ICELAND
The Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, orchestra

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, violinist

Rave reviews for the new album: "Canticles of Winter" by Music for a while

The band Music for a While, fronted by Norway"s uncrowned queen of the cabaret, Tora Augestad, are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year by releasing the album "Canticles of Winter", an album they themselves describe as "a selection of low-key winter songs with a hint of Christmas". It is miles away from a traditional Christmas record, although some of the loveliest Christmas songs ever written can be heard here.

KING SIZE EUROPEAN TOUR

KING SIZE EUROPEAN TOUR : GIRONA, GENEVE, LONDON, DUOAI, PRATO, TORINO, ROTTERDAM & BERGEN!

"KING SIZE is Marthaler at his best. In a hotel room, a couple is trying to sleep, but both their dreams and the king-size bed are too big. Music, from Wagner to German Schlager, will console. One of the most bittersweet evenings on the German theatre scene at the moment". (Kampnagel, Hamburg)

Atemlos durch die Nacht: Tora Augestad an der Volksbühne

Die Sängerin und Schauspielerin Tora Augestad ist in dieser Spielzeit an der Volksbühne Berlin in Christoph Marthalers neuem Regiestreich „Tessa Blomstedt gibt nicht auf“ zu erleben. In der Rolle der Kekke begeisterte sie schon das Premierenpublikum:

Ob Tora Augestad John Dowlands atemraubendes «Come again» singt oder Elfi Grafs schmalziges «Am schönsten ist es zu Hause» – man würde hingerissen zuhören bis in alle Ewigkeit. Neue Züricher Zeitung

MUSIC FOR A WHILE - NEW RELEASE: CANTICLES OF WINTER - 10 YEAR JUBILEE & RELEASETOUR:

MUSIC FOR A WHILE - "CANTICLES OF WINTER" Releasedate 28.11.14!!!
TORA AUGESTAD, vocals
STIAN CARSTENSEN, accordion & pedal steel
MATHIAS EICK, trumpet
MARTIN TAXT, tuba
PÅL HAUSKEN, drums & percussion

New cd's in the making: Now a touring summer: Concerts and shows in Italy, Finland & Norway!

An exciting summer is ahead!

In this productive spring Augestad has recorded 2 new cd`s;

1. With her Ensemble Music for a while, a melancholic cd of baroque renditions. Stay put for exciting release news!

2. With the Cikada Ensemble, great singers, playing Henrik Hellstenius epic opera "Ophelia: death by water singing". (Libretto: Cecilie Løveid)
This will be released at LAWO. www.lawo.no

Guest professor at the University of Agder (UIA), Norway

Tora Augestad will from the fall of 2013 be guesting as a teacher at the Music Department of the University in Agder.
She is back at the University and will be teaching the year 2014 / 2015.

She will hold masterclasses and teach vocal interpretation.

The University of Agder (UiA) is located in the southern region of Norway, in the idyllic coastal towns of Kristiansand and Grimstad. UiA is the fourth largest university in Norway, with close to 10 000 students, and 1050 administration, faculty and service staff.

UPDATE: Sale revival at Opernhaus Zürich (Händel/Marthaler), King Size Shows in Paris in january & premiering a new Marcus Paus piece!

KING SIZE:
It has been a busy touring autumn, playing King Size (Marthaler) across Europe. Now we look forward to playing shows in Paris, Lausanne, Basel and more places next year.

NORDIC ORIENT:
In November; Augestad launched a new project together with Trygve Seim (saxophone) and his newly written beautiful compositions.
Together with Svante Henryson (cello) , Frode Halti (accordion) and Erling Kittelsen (poet) the project NORDIC ORIENT was born. We look forward to many concerts together in the future.

SALE : OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH