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Mining the Essence – Henning Kraggerud Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann

June 1, 2011


To meet Henning Kraggerud, the foremost Norwegian violinist of his generation, is to meet three-quarters of a string quartet. He got an early start, like most violinists, but hardly had he started than he took up the viola as well—and the two instruments, in tandem, have been his life companions. Now pushing 40, he exudes energy, passion and enthusiasm in equal measure, tempered by a strong contemplative streak, all of which is reflected in the sheer range of his playing—from poignant introspection to thrilling virtuosity. Yet it all began with a touch of sibling rivalry. Read more










 
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