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NORWEGIAN VIOLINIST

Gidon Kremer / violinist and artistic director Kremerata Baltica

“What makes Miriam stand out is that she definitely has a “signature”- something rarely seen among rising stars of today. I became aware of her exceptional talent and sensitivity many years ago and was amazed (...)”

Performances

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Biography

NEWS: Miriam was awarded the long-term use of the 1689 "Ragin" Stradivarius from ASAF

Praised for her "extraordinary musicality" and "maturity way beyond her years", Miriam Helms Ålien is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge from Norway in recent years. Born in Alta in Northern-Norway, she started playing the violin when she was 6 ½ years old and has, since her solo debut at 8 years old, been a soloist with many of the Norwegian orchestras as well as with orchestras in Germany, Israel, Denmark, Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia.

Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with Trondheim Symphony Orchestras and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, as well as chamber music performances in the Liszt Academy (Budapest), Berlin Konzerthaus, the Intl. Bergen Festival, and the 3rd edition of FESTIVALTA - the world's northernmost chamber music festival of its kind, for which Miriam is the artistic director.

Frankfurter Rundschau

"Die Ausnahme heißt Miriam Helms Ålien: Die Norwegerin zeigt sich stupend virtuos mit Bartoks Sonate für Violine solo. Ein besonderes Talent."

Altaposten - Bernhard Hienerwadel

" A seasoned artist. Her technical prowess is undeniable. The emotion she puts into every stroke is huge, and her charisma is of the instant goosebump-creating category."

Harald Eggebrecht - Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Jener Augenblick... als Eckart Runge einen der schönsten Cellogesänge anstimmt im langsamen Satz von Johannes Brahms' 3. Klavierquartett und die junge norwegische Geigerin Miriam Helms Ålien herb und verschattet antwortet."

Reviews

Interviews

  • Dec 05, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+1
    Berlin, Berlin
    With Robert Neumann and Alexey Stadler. Program incl. Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 2 and Mendelssohn Piano Trio no. 1
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  • Nov 29, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM GMT+1
    Luzern, Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland
    Program incl. Bach Double Concerto, Fauré's Requiem and more
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Upcoming concerts

NORWEGIAN VIOLINIST

Gidon Kremer / violinist and artistic director Kremerata Baltica

“What makes Miriam stand out is that she definitely has a “signature”- something rarely seen among rising stars of today. I became aware of her exceptional talent and sensitivity many years ago and was amazed (...)”

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