Field of Art: Cellist
Norwegian cellist Sandra Lied Haga stands on the threshold of a major career, having already won four international competitions and many major awards in Scandinavia – including the prestigious Equinor Classical Music Award in 2019. Her rich, beautiful sound and prodigious talent have caught attention worldwide.
Since her Wigmore Hall debut at the age of 12, Sandra’s passionate playing and the deep feelings she expresses has resonated with audiences and musicians all over the world. She has performed in major concert venues and been invited to a number of prestigious festivals worldwide. Many prominent chamber partners include Anne-Sophie Mutter and her scholars and Virtuosi, Leif Ove Andsnes and Janine Jansen. With State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia «Evgeny Svetlanov» Sandra recorded her Debut Album featuring Dvoraks B minor Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations (original version) in legendary Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. It was released on label Simax Classics/Naxos in May 2020, and has been praised internationally. The album was recently nominated for the prestigious Spellemannprisen – Norwegian Grammy.
Born in Oslo in 1994, Sandra started playing the cello at the age of three, and was the youngest ever participant in the Barratt Due Institute of Music´s programme for gifted children.Her many international awards include First Prizes in the following competitions: Tallinn, Young Musician, Heran International Cello Competition, Padova International Music Competition and International Chance Competition in Moscow. In addition Grand Prix Laureates, The Bärenreiter Prize, European Union Prize and EMCY Art for Music Prize. Norwegian awards include the prestigious Equinor Classical Music Award, The Young Lindeman Prize and 8 national 1st Prizes.