Eikanger Bjorsvik's future talent programme continues to help develop the next generation of Norwegian players despite the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic.
11 youngsters recently gathered for a rehearsal seminar at the Musikkhuset in Knarvik led by Eikanger's euphonium star and Sterling Artist, Lars Otto Lunde Torsvik.
The young musicians, some of whom attended last year's event represented several school bands in the area around Bergen.
Project leader Kjetil Djønne, who plays euphonium and is board member of the band told 4BR: "It's very motivating to see the young players enjoying the experience of our talent programme.
Everyone who was offered the opportunity this year jumped at the chance. It certainly shows that the initiative works, and that it provides a platform for developing the band movement in our region."
It certainly shows that the initiative works, and that it provides a platform for developing the band movement in our regionEikanger Band
The players have been able to enjoy a new commissioned work this year by composer Thomas Djønne.
He studies at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, and has provided a contemporary work to challenge the players further.
The piece, along with music by Wilfred Heaton and Leonard Bernstein will be performed at a combined concert with Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag and Flesland Musikklag in Fana Kulturhus in June next year.