Håkon & Mari Samuelsen play a Vivaldi double concerto

31 July 2015, 13:15

Håkon & Mari Samuelsen play Vivaldi at the Bristol Proms

The Norwegian duo take on the concerto for violin and cello in B flat major.

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The Samuelsens teamed up with Sinfonia Cymru at the Bristol Proms to give us this superb performance.

For their Bristol Proms debut, Norwegian siblings Håkon and Mari Samuelsen attempted to fuse the worlds of Baroque and minimalism in music - and to do so, they got stuck into this fantastic concert for violin and cello in B flat major, by Vivaldi.

They also took on the likes of Einaudi, Bach and Handel (in a fantastic arrangement by Halvorsen). The rest of the show proved similarly successful, and they went down a storm at the innovative week-long festival.

Watch them explain the idea behind their concert to Jane Jones:

Håkon & Mari Samuelsen backstage at the Bristol Proms

The Norwegian duo tell us how you match Bach with Glass

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Performance video credit: As Described, for Bristol Proms 2015

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