Norsjø Chamber Music Festival on Norwegian Broadcasting

July 27, 2021

The final concert in Norsjø Chamber Music Festival 2021 has been broadcaster on NRK.

It features new music by Norwegian composers such as Klaus Sandvik and Martin Ødegaard.

Ødegaards piece “Grains” for solo viola was world premiered by Eivind Ringstad.

Out now! on “The Violin Channel”

January 19, 2021

Sharing some thoughts on my latest release Correspondances in The Violin Channel!

Review in The Strad

December 25, 2020

Eivind Ringstad: Correspondances

“A beautifully constructed recital from a virtuoso viola player”


Eivind Ringstad BBT Press release for Rubicon Classics

October 26, 2020

Eivind Ringstad Rubicon Press release (PDF)

Read the full blog text on the recording process here:

Here is a short excerpt:

“In October 2019, I was at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh and very much associated with Benjamin Britten, to record my first recital CD. Shortly to be released on Rubicon Classics, I was joined by my regular recital partner, German pianist David Meier – who I’ve known and worked with for ten years – and the Norwegian composer Peder Barratt-Due (as well as the recording team, of course). We spent three days recording six works in the Britten Studio in the very beautiful surroundings of the Maltings.”

 This is the first time I recorded a full recital CD with piano, so without any experience like this, I was really wondering how it would work out. The first day we started of recording Hindemith’s Sonata. The recording team were easy to work with and David was having a good time playing the entire repertoire from memory! At the end of the day I noticed the sound of my viola’s C-string wasn’t as good as it should be. It was kind of ‘tired’ and had a “buzzing” sound and I feared that it would be the same on the recording.  It was! Therefore, with the producer, we decided to re-record some of the parts of the Hindemith Sonata again the next day, but with a new C-string.”

– Eivind Ringstad

Album for Rubicon Classics out now!

October 23, 2020

Eivind Ringstad has released his first recital CD for Rubicon Classics with pianist David Meier!

It is available for listening on Spotify:

Arthur Benjamin: Viola Sonata
Peder Barratt-Due: Correspondances
Henry Vieuxtemps: Elegie opus 30
Eugène Ysaÿe: Caprice d’apres l’Etude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns (transcription for viola and piano by
Nils Thore Røsth)
Georges Enescu: Konsertstück
Paul Hindemith: Sonata opus 11 no. 4

Eivind Ringstad on the BBT page

October 22, 2020

Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence

Eivind Ringstad – Viola