Recordings and music
The latest album. Sigmund Groven’s latest album is Songs for harmonica. Sigmund and Ivar Anton Waagaard (piano) recorded the album based on compositions by Norwegian composer Kristian Lindeman, a friend of Sigmund’s. The album was released by Grappa on September 20th, 2019 and is available in stores to buy.
Tommy Reilly: 2019 marked the centenary of Tommy Reilly, the legendary harmonica virtuoso who was Sigmund’s mentor. On August 2nd, 2019 Chandos Records released a special CD, A Life in Music – Vintage Tommy Reilly with rare and previously unreleased recordings of Tommy Reilly, compiled by Sigmund and Tommy’s son David. Available from Chandos on CD (global shipping available) and also on Spotify and other streaming services.
Sigmund’s past records are listed on the discography page.
- On November 2nd, 2019 Sigmund was the soloist on KORK’s radio concert (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra).
- On Friday October 18th at 3 pm CET Sigmund talked to NRK’s Klassisk vorspiel about Songs for harmonica (rerun the day after).
- Sigmund talked to NRK Radio about Songs for harmonica on September 20th, 2019.
- A presentation of the Tommy Reilly album in NRK’s Jukebox (at 50:50).
Concerts are in Norway unless otherwise mentioned.
March 4th, Fredrikstad: Concert at 7.30 pm at Østre Fredrikstad Church, together with Iver Kleive (organ and piano).
April 4th, Vinje: Music in the Groven Family, a concert together with Leiv Solberg (Hardanger fiddle) and Kåre Nordstoga (piano), at 2.30 pm at Vinjehuset in Vinje, Telemark.
April 29th, Mo i Rana: Andreas Kolstad Farewell Performance at Nordland Teater at 7 pm. With Sigmund, Båsmo Choir, Tor Petter Aanes, and others.
April 30th, Mo i Rana: As above.
June 21, Hole: Concert together with Marianne Bye Granheim (mezzo-soprano) and Henning Sommerro (organ) at Bønsnes Church in Hole, Ringerike.
August 5-9th, Tjøme: Harmonica Seminar organized by Norsk Munnspillforum. Held at Røde Kors Kurs- og Konferansesenter (Red Cross), Eidene.
August 9th, Nøtterøy: Harmonica Concert with Sigmund, Ivar Anton Waagaard, teachers and participants at the Harmonica Seminar. Held at Nøtterøy Church.
As of August 2018, Sigmund is a harmonica teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The academy is the highest level of music education in Norway.