We have moved!

Visit us at our new home in Sentralen, a 12,000 square foot former bank building in the process of being converted into a production center and venue for culture and art. You will find our new address here



Welcome to Hardanger!

Hardanger in May: one of the most breath-taking scenery’s in the world, midst in the beautiful apple tree blooming season. Could there be a more wonderful location for a festival?

This year’s festival is dedicated to Vienna anno 1900, then a capital of an imperial-royal empire that no longer exists, and also, the cultural capital of Europe.

Cikada String Quartet has been invited to play several concerts during the 6 days of the festival. Read more about each of them under Events and at Hardanger Musikkfest’s website (only in Norwegian).

Composer Eivind Buene – nominated for the Norwegian Grammy

We’re very excited to announce that composer Eivind Buene has been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy, Spellemann, for the Cikada album Possible Cities / Essential Landscapes!

Possible Cities / Essential Landscapes is a cycle of chamber music and ensemble works written between 2005 and 2009, commissioned by Cikada and Ensemble Intercontemporain. Eivind Buene (b. Oslo, 1973) studied at the Norwgian Academy of Music from 1992 to 1998. He writes for ensembles, orchestras and soloists, engages frequently in collaborations with improvising musicians. In addition to music, Buene has written critique, essays and novels.

Get your own copy of the album here