For one week every June, the charming village of Risør on
Norway's southeastern coast provides an idyllic backdrop for one of the
world's most celebrated chamber music festivals. In December 2010,
world-renowned musicians from the festival, led by co-artistic directors Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Anders Tomter,
brought the magic of Risør to our shores.
Carnegie Hall linked up with the festival organizers to
secure exclusive use of performance and interview videos from the festival. In the lead-up to the December concerts at Carnegie
Hall, we posted many of them, as well as additional interviews with Andsnes, and written and photographic blog posts related to the
festival and to the artists.