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2 weeks ago

Mari Samuelsen

Happy 2018!! I'll soon post dates and cities for upcoming concerts this year, looking forward to get started! xx ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Happy new year to you, your brother and family. All the best and a lot of beautiful concerts.

Happy New year Mari

Happy 2018 to you

Happy New Year 2018! Your music is beauty! Thanks!!! <3

Auguri di buon 2018

Happy New Year!

Come visit Montevideo Mari

Happy New Year 2018, Bonne Année et...et facile, Godt Nytt År Mari Samuelsen car en suédois Gott Nytt År, Onnellista Uutta Vuoatta !!!! 🙂

Feliz Ano Novo, Dear Mari ❤️

Godt nyttår. Lykke til i det nye året ✨

happy new year

Happy new year. Please, visit Moscow.

Mari...All best wishes to you too ✨🌟🎼2018! Felicidades!

Godt nyttår - Håper du kommer til London i år! 🎻

Happy 2018 to you

Best wishes for 2018!

Enjoy 2018!!!

Come back to L.A please !! ... Disney Hall ! 💖

Happy New Year to you and your Family! Hugs from Brazil.

Godt nytt år. Gleder meg 😀

Happy New Year Mari!

Feliz Ano Novo, querida!!!!😘

Happy 2018!!! Visit México please!

Happy new year Mari!!!

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1 month ago

Mari Samuelsen

The story behind this fantastic violin that I'm so incredibly lucky to play, is so beautiful, like a fairytale! Thanks for sharing @the_vieuxtemps_kid and @florianleonhard for being so generous lending this huge woody diamond to me🙏🏻❤️ Enjoy reading this #repost:
"Duke of Edinburgh" Stradivarius 1724

Special dedication to Mari Samuelsen @samuelsenofficial.
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Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen currently performs on this fine violin, on generous loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins @florianleonhard.
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The 1st Duke of Cambridge, Prince Adolphus (1774-1850) bought the violin from Count Platen of Hanover, the original owner, who himself purchased the violin directly from Antonio Stradivari.

Prince Adolphus was the great-great-grandfather of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

The violin was then passed to his son, the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, Prince George (1819-1900) upon his death in 1850.

The 2nd Duke of Cambridge lent the violin to the South Kensington Exhibition in 1872, where the violin featured prominently next to the exceptional ‘Messiah’ Stradivari of 1716 and a number of other fine violins.
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In 1874, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (Daughter of Alexander ll of Russia) married Prince Albert, The Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900). She was the first and only Romanov to marry into the British Royal Family.

In around 1880, Queen Victoria, persuaded Prince George to give the violin to her 4th child, Prince Albert, which the violin was named after.
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Following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, the violin passed to his wife, Duchess Marie. It was from Duchess Marie that Dr Dwight J Partello, a US consular and Treasury official working then in Berlin, acquired the violin.

In his will, Dr Partello bequeathed the violin to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, USA.

This attracted worldwide protests from the leading players of the day, including Kreisler, Ysaye, Elman and Heifetz.

They proceeded to advocate strongly against the prospect of this fine violin to be left unplayed in a museum. Luckily, they were successful in this endeavour and the violin
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The story behind this fantastic violin that Im so incredibly lucky to play, is so beautiful, like a fairytale! Thanks for sharing  @the_vieuxtemps_kid and  @florianleonhard for being so generous lending this huge woody diamond to me🙏🏻❤️ Enjoy reading this #repost:
Duke of Edinburgh Stradivarius 1724

Special dedication to Mari Samuelsen @samuelsenofficial.
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Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen currently performs on this fine violin, on generous loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins @florianleonhard.
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The 1st Duke of Cambridge, Prince Adolphus (1774-1850) bought the violin from Count Platen of Hanover, the original owner, who himself purchased the violin directly from Antonio Stradivari.

Prince Adolphus was the great-great-grandfather of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

The violin was then passed to his son, the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, Prince George (1819-1900) upon his death in 1850.

The 2nd Duke of Cambridge lent the violin to the South Kensington Exhibition in 1872, where the violin featured prominently next to the exceptional ‘Messiah’ Stradivari of 1716 and a number of other fine violins.
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In 1874, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (Daughter of Alexander ll of Russia) married Prince Albert, The Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900). She was the first and only Romanov to marry into the British Royal Family.

In around 1880, Queen Victoria, persuaded Prince George to give the violin to her 4th child, Prince Albert, which the violin was named after.
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Following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, the violin passed to his wife, Duchess Marie. It was from Duchess Marie that Dr Dwight J Partello, a US consular and Treasury official working then in Berlin, acquired the violin.

In his will, Dr Partello bequeathed the violin to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, USA.

This attracted worldwide protests from the leading players of the day, including Kreisler, Ysaye, Elman and Heifetz.

They proceeded to advocate strongly against the prospect of this fine violin to be left unplayed in a museum. Luckily, they were successful in this endeavour and the violin

 

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What an amazing history that violin has! Now it comes alive once again with its finest music yet!

You have been blessed!

I hope I get to meet you somewhere down the road and try out this beautiful Straddie😁😁😁

Thanks mam

No doubt you have a very important musical and historical jewel in your hands. However, I consider that the magic of your music does not come from him. But your feelings found in your heart and your soul. Your music is only beautiful and excellent for your soul and feelings. This is heavenly.

A match made in heaven !

Hi. I could not find in the post when the switch occurred from the Guad to the Strad. Could you tell us when it happened please, so we can know which violin is played in the videos?

i am in love

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1 month ago

Mari Samuelsen

December mood and #tb to one of our Xmas concerts. Thanks for writing and sharing my violin stories @the_vieuxtemps_kid #repost #marisamuelsen #piazzolla #winter #guadagnini #stradivarius @florianleonhard ... See MoreSee Less

 

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👏👏👏👏

Tocas muy hermoso ❤

Ida Ormaasen

Wonderful

You are an amazing musician! I love every piece you play, but I, too, loved this Christmas special. I wish you would be on TV again.

Te Amo Mari

Beautiful, determined playing, coupled with your amazing looks and facial drama, a winning combination

Happy holy days 😊

what to say?❤️❤️❤️

So cool,,,excelent,,,

Mari Samuelsen I believe you had played Pärt's Fratres that night too? It was the best performance I have ever heard. You were amazing. You play "with blood" as they say at Mozart in the jungle 🙂 you are my favorite virtuoso.

Excelent concer! Escuché maravillado la interpretación de Winter in Buenos Aires (Invierno porteño) by Astor Piazzolla.

you are so beautiful there

Awesome! Gorgeous tone!

Pure talent 💓

Sublime...una grande interprete del violino🎼

Greetings from Argentina

Maravillosa interpretación una fusión de brío juvenil y sobriedad de madurez.

Beatiful..

This is really amazing

😍

Enchanting music!!

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1 month ago

Mari Samuelsen

Thanks for sharing my violin facts and fun facts ☺️ @the_vieuxtemps_kid
M x

#repost : Here's Vivaldi's Summer, performed by Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen @samuelsenofficial where she plays a 1773 G.B Guadagnini in this video, which she's had on generous loan since 2008/09, from the Anders Sveaas Charitable Foundation, Oslo.

The foundation acquired this Guadagnini from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins @florianleonhard.

In addition, before her loan of the 1773 G.B Guadagnini in 2008/09, she has also played on a mint condition 1753 G.B Guadagnini for 4 years on loan from the same foundation, acquired from Charles Beare.
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Mari Samuelsen now plays on the celebrated 1724 "Duke of Edinburgh" Stradivarius on generous loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins @florianleonhard .

This is one of the extremely few Strads to have it's provenance traced all the way back to the first purchase from Antonio Stradivari himself🤓 I'll share more details of the Strad soon!
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Amazing!!! Love 💕💕

Sorprendente!!

my favorite one

💜

Fascinante!! Me encanta!!

This is one of my favourites!

One of the best I've heard.

Best recording of Summer, ever.

This man behind. He is epic...

Excellent 💖💖💖

Best "Summer" performance since 1723 😀

This is the best “summer” I have ever heard! It literally gives me chills! Is it included in any CD or DVD ? I would like to have one but couldn’t find any.

Magnifico!!!!

Such an amazing performance, ¡lovely!

She is the Best ! and so beautiful !

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

I love this video!! I watched It tons of times!!

💛♫❤♪💙♬💚

Consumer-grade recording of an amazing performance, in the glassed-in old church ruins of my hometown Hamar, Norway 😊 youtu.be/g65oWFMSoK0

Our favourite online performance ever!

From time to time I play this video from youtube among others when some of my patients visit the hospital where I work as a radiographic technologist for an MRI scan. They enjoy listening to this amazing performance during the examination.

Amazing Mari!💫

The best performance of summer I've ever heard! How can I buy/download?

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Highly acclaimed Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen has enjoyed a remarkable rise on the international concert stage through a characteristic mixture of artistry and enterprise. Her concerts combine a breathtaking musical finesse and virtuosity and an imaginative and innovative approach to presentation.

For more than 25 years she has also collaborated in duo with her brother, cellist Hakon Samuelsen, performed together, connecting with audiences and musicians around the world. In spring 2015, they released their debut album, Pas de Deux, Mercury/Decca (Universal), the centrepiece of which was a new work written for them by the Oscar-winning composer, the late James Horner. It went directly to no. 1 in the Norwegian pop charts, the first classical album to do so in more than 20 years.

Mari Samuelsen has appeared as soloist at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, New York; Théâtre des Champs – Elysées, Paris; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Smetana Hall, Prague; Kremlin Hall, Moscow and the Victoria Hall, Geneva, most recently making debuts in recital at the Barbican, London and the KKL, Lucerne, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the Hollywood Bowl and the opening concert of the Montreux Jazz Festival.  Mari works regularly with the composer Max Richter, as the soloist, in concert performances of both his “Recomposed “and “Memoryhouse “,  as well as on his recent Deutsche Grammophon album “Three Worlds – Music from Woolf Works”.

She is founder and artistic director of ‘A Christmas concert from Norway’ which she started together with her brother in 2003. It’s been broadcast several years on the Norwegian BBC (NRK) and in the US through PBS, hosted by Princess Märtha Louise  of Norway.

Mari Samuelsen has also been artistic director of Yellow Lounge in Norway and bringing the Berlin-born club night to Oslo, collaborating with partners such as the pre-eminent video artist, Philipp Geist, keeping classical music in the mix at the forefront of contemporary art.

Her latest album, Nordic Noir, released on Decca in September 2017, went again straight to top of Norwegian pop chart (2nd place). Her upcoming and ongoing collaborations with leading composers of today, as well as electronic music artists such as Jeff Mills and Dubfire, puts Mari Samuelsen in a position as an artist who is thriving and new thinking, being innovative and reaching out to new audiences.

Mari Samuelsen plays the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ Stradivarius 1724, generously on loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, London.

 

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