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

Eivind releases his first recital disc for Rubicon Classics!

October 16, 2020

On 23th of October 2020 Eivind releases his first recital disc with German pianist David Meier!

Release concert in Oslo will take place on 17th November in Sentralen, Oslo

Eivind returns to the Wigmore Hall in October 2020

October 05, 2020

Eivind returns to perform in the Wigmore Hall. The concert was a collaboration with the International Music Seminar Prussia Cove and Wigmore Hall.

The concert is available online for 30 days since the concert took place.

Concert Review:

Eivind plays: Vieuxtemps Capriccio on the 1769 G.B Guadagnini “ex-Vieuxtemps”

October 04, 2020

Eivind plays on the 1769 G.B. Guadagnini “ex-Vieuxtemps” viola kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

Produced by Henrik Bondevik