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"We are continuing with this valuable partnership and are looking forward to another summer of and exiting concerts", says Richard Eriksen, Managing Director of Statoil Deutschland.

Supported by the Ministry for Culture and Science the Musikalischer Sommer (MUSO) is a well known classic music festival famous in the Northwest of Lower Saxony/ Germany. MUSO takes place in July/August and. within three weeks around 50 concerts are given attracting more than 10.000 guests each year. The festivals’ character is special such that the concert locations are spread all over Northwest Germany focusing on Statoil’s operating area Ostfriesland and beyond.  

This year 113 musicians from 19 different countries will be performing 48 concerts in various wonderful historical buildings, churches and parks.

Just like in 2009 and 2010 the festival will be supported by Statoil ASA introducing young Norwegian artists who are part of Statoil’s HOT campaign (Heroes of Tomorrow). This year the MUSO team and Statoil are presenting the violinist Vilde Frang Bjærke, performing together with pianist Christian Ihle Hadland on 29 July in Norden/Ostfriesland.

Furthermore the all-round musician and 2010 known HOT talent Mathias Eick will perform in two concerts on 4th August and 5th of August. Many remember Eick and his quartet when they thrilled the audience during a concert given in Emden last year. The spirited performance of the young band was a big success for Statoil and for the festival management of Musikalischer Sommer.

Further information about the festival, details about the musicians, concerts & dates as well as an interview with Managing Director of Statoil Deutschland: www.musikalischersommer.net

More information about Statoil´s Heroes of tomorrow: www.morgendagenshelter.no