Sage Gateshead and Jazz North East present...
Sunna Gunnlaugs & Julia Hülsmann
Two leading jazz pianists, one from Germany and the other from Iceland, sit at two grand pianos and start a conversation. Julia Hülsmann and Sunna Gunnlaugs perform their own composition and play with melodies, moods and the unexpected.
The two pianists Sunna Gunnlaugs from Iceland and Julia Hülsmann from Germany first met in Berlin in 2013 where they performed together at the prestigious Felleshus. Little did they know that the connection they formed would carry them to festivals in Iceland, Germany, Belgium and Sweden over the next 10 years. The duo explores each others compostions with a mutual admiration and fascination that conjures artist interaction in its purest form.
“The coming of these two exceptional pianists to Le Gaume was an event” — Le Soil, Belgium
“The four-hands of Sunna Gunnlaugs and Julia Hülsmann was the absolute highlight” — Jazzenzo.nl
This performance is presented by Sage Gateshead and Jazz North East.
ℹ️ Useful Information
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
6pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.45pm: First half
9.15pm – 10.15pm: Second half
10:45pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change
‘North East First Timer’ tickets – £5
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Jazz North East
Established in 1966 Jazz North East is the oldest grant-supported jazz promoting body in the UK and a leading specialist promoter of improvised music from around the world. As a multi-venue organisation Jazz North East regular work in promotional partnerships and are delighted to be presenting partners with Sage Gateshead for the highly acclaimed Piano duo of Sunna Gunnlaugs (Iceland) and Julia Hulsmann (Germany).