Café de Concert

 

 

Today - Café de Concert has become the atelier and concert gallery of the young and multitalented pianist and composer Aksel Kolstad. It took him 10 years to brand this concept and turn it into one of the most original and innovating classical concepts in the world. Here´s the story behind...... The Idea The origin and still driving force behind Café de Concert is to present classical music to a larger audience. The genre has by no means the same appeal as pop, rock or jazz. Creating a more relaxed atmosphere, and not to forget Kolstad´s magical ability to present classical music with humor and showmanship, it all results in a more intimate and fun concert format than the traditional solemn style. The idea that classical music can once again become popular music, the way it once was, is the motivation behind the concept Café de Concert. Classical concerts at cafés – Café de Concert recruits musicians, both students and professionals, to play classical music for the people. The goal is to stimulate as well as strengthen everyone’s interest in classical music. The level of musicianship is high, and with a relaxed, positive atmosphere, between the pieces, it is possible to have a cup of coffee, have something to eat or perhaps talk with the person sitting beside you. Café de Concert is an arena for all creative arts. In addition to musical performances, there are regular arts exhibitions and ballet/modern dance performances directed by CdC.  

Café de Concert on the road!

 Surf`n Concerts on the road! Café de Concert knows no limitations and will always find a way to perform for you, no matter any pandemic situation. Soprano Stine Hola Ulla and Aksel showed off in lots of cities on the west coast this month and Aksel also did a couple of outdoor concerts at Tjuvholmen earlier, where Café de Concert is back for business after a couple of years at Vulkan. Stand up paddle events this season was pretty much off the charts! Last group on the water this season is hitting the boards tomorrow! Let´s rock!!

Changing times

 Café de Concert House Concerts in a brand new style!

 ...for all kinds of spectators.... 

Magenta Café de Concert festival last februar was a BLAST!

Café de Concert er tilbake på Tjuvholmen!! Men i en ny pop up stil - med gammeldags vri. Fra mai kan du nemlig booke SUP&Concerts på nettopp - gode gamle Tjuvholmen! SUP fra bystranda / kaia som før og mini-konsert på chambre separé på Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin!! Med eller uten mat, 30 til bords, ca 60 i kino-oppsett. Intimt og i ekte Café de Concert-stil! Og er du gira på konsert / konsert og mat, men uten SUP, så går det også. Fagdag er også mulig! Alt blir så mye morsommere med SUP og / eller konsert på samme sted. Same shit, almost same wrapping. Let's go!!  (Konserter allerede mulig fra i dag - når corona blir til clausthaler, vel og merke, SUP/SUP&Concerts fra mai) I tillegg til Tjuvholmen gjør Café de Concert en masse "dinner and concerts" pluss fagdager på Louise og Hakkasan på Aker Brygge!

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October was a party month!

We had quite the blast last Saturday with one heck of a party at Café de Concert!!
​Aksel went bananas at a kid´s party earlier... ....completely bananas.... We had great musicians from the UK visiting!  Siril Valberg with brilliant Bach, Chopin, Symanowski and Prokofiev!! And the famous Anneli Rebecka Larsen with her students at Café de Concert was also so much fun! Great month in the pit!!!

Café de Concert YouTube Channel

The history of Café de Concert

Café de Concert began a few days before the 19th of June 2003 when Aksel Kolstad together with a colleague performed live on Midt i Musikken, a classical music program on NRK radio P2. During the program, the trial concert was announced, to be held at Kastanjen restaurant on Bygdøy Allé in Oslo.
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