Cellist Wilhelmina Smith was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997. In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world. A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine. Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.
Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance. Students are free with valid identification. A reception and meet-and-greet at Norway House will follow the concert.
EDVARD GRIEG SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA
The mission of the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is to broaden the knowledge and appreciation of the life and music of Edvard Grieg and other Nordic composers by presenting concerts that showcase artists of the highest caliber, as well as lectures and other cultural and educational events. Founded in 2005, The Edvard Grieg Society is a program of Norway House.