The home of Edvard Grieg
Welcome to Troldhaugen! The composer Edvard Grieg lived here with his wife, singer Nina Grieg.
Grieg is the most famous and internationally acclaimed Norwegian composer. Troldhaugen was opened as a museum in 1928 and is today a place of pilgrimage for Grieg lovers from all over the world.
The museum consists of the villa, the composer’s hut and the couple’s gravesite, as well as a modern museum building with a café and the concert hall Troldsalen.
Troldhaugen is an attractive venue for some of Norway’s leading performers of classical music and a number of prominent Norwegian and international artists perform in the chamber music hall Troldsalen throughout the year.
Troldhaugen is located at Hop in Bergen. The museum is open year-round, with daily concerts during the summer season as a popular event.
Troldhaugen also hosts a yearly composer in residence project and the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition biennially.
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Who was Edvard Grieg?
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) from Bergen is our most renowned and prominent composer and the first to place Norway on the musical world map.
Grieg had his international breakthrough with his "Piano Concerto in A minor", a work which is performed all over the world. He wrote more than 60 lyric pieces, most of them at Troldhaugen, and he published several collections of folk songs, dances and folk tunes.
Edvard Grieg lived at Troldhaugen with his wife, singer Nina Grieg. They stayed there in the summers, right up to 1907 when Edvard Grieg died. Nina Grieg passed away in 1935.
Famous compositions: "Concerto in A minor", "In the Hall of the Mountain King", "Morning Mood", "the Holberg Suite".
Edvard Grieg, ca. 1903. Foto: ukjent / Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek.
The 1885 villa at Troldhaugen is the museum’s main attraction. The couple lived here the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg's life.
The site is brimming with memories of Grieg. A large number of objects after the couple are conserved here, telling of a rich musical life. Selected concerts are still performed in the villa on Grieg’s Steinway grand piano from 1892.
In 1891, Grieg had the composer’s hut built. In there, he could be his creative self, and in the beautiful view of Lake Nordås he found inspiration for some of his most famous lyric pieces.
Troldsalen lies right next to Grieg’s villa. It accommodates 200 listeners, and the hall is built especially for chamber music. In Troldsalen you can listen to Grieg’s music while you enjoy the view that inspired the composer in his work.
You can also take a stroll down to the lake, where you will see Nina and Edvard Grieg’s grave in the rock face. The place was chosen by Grieg himself during a fishing trip with his friend Frants Beyer: “Here I want to rest forever”, he said.
Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode
Foto: Thor Brødreskift
Foto: Thor Brødreskift
Troldsalen. Foto: Dag Fosse / Kode