Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Troll Hall (Troldsalen)

Troll Hall (Troldsalen) was opened in 1985, on the centenary of the building of the villa. It was designed by the architects Peter Helland-Hansen and Sverre Lied. The specific form of the architecture was informed by the premises of submerging the building in its natural surroundings, shaping the terrain and not covering up Grieg’s historical home.

The interior decorations were designed with live music in mind. The hall has a first-class acoustic and is equipped with an excellent Steinway piano. The most amazing feature is the entirely glazed back wall of the concert platform, which allows the audience to admire the wonderful view of the waters of the Nordås (a branch of the fjord that resembles a lake) over the composer’s desk in his atelier. One could hardly wish for more inspiring surroundings for performers and listeners.

The hall has a capacity of 200. Among the numerous concerts held here, one should mention around fifty public concerts in summer and autumn series, daily concerts during the Bergen Festival and concerts for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-year pupils of schools in Bergen, whose curriculum includes a visit to Troldhaugen. Then there are short presentations for groups purchasing a package comprising a guided tour of the museum and its grounds together with a performance by a pianist with commentator (in a chosen language). That package is highly popular, with more than 200 such mini-concerts given every year.

The statue in front of the Troldsalen, by Ingebrigt Vik, a well-known sculptor from Øystese in Hardanger (also the location of his museum) is a replica of the original from the Municipal Park in the centre of Bergen. Another copy of this work stands in the foyer of the Grieghallen.

Place Category
100 Via Sistina
2 Øvre Voldgate Flats
Antico Caffè Greco
Avenue to the Grieg Museum Education, Other
A Walk around Grieg’s Villa Flats
Bergen Public Library Other
Berlin Appearances
Brussels Appearances
Church of St John Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Mary Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Thomas Churches / Places of worship
Composer’s Atelier Flats
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Eremitagen in Jægersborg Manors / Palaces / Castles
Fish Market
Fredensborg Castle Manors / Palaces / Castles
Frederiksborg slott Manors / Palaces / Castles
Geneva Appearances
German Quay Other
Gewandhaus Appearances
Grand Café Coffeehouses
Grand Casino Hall Appearances
Grieghallen Appearances
Grieg Museum Other
Griegs’ Townhouse Flats
Hals Brothers’ Concert Hall Appearances
Hans Tank Secondary School Education
Haukeland Flats
Helsinge in Gribskov Other
Helsingör Manors / Palaces / Castles
Hotel Cecil Hotels / Inns
Hotel Westminster Hotels / Inns
Humlebæk Other
Kalfaret Churches / Places of worship
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) Hotels / Inns
Lago Maggiore Other
Lake Gurre Other
Landås Court Flats
Leipzig Conservatory Education
Leipzig Opera Other
Leipzig Train Station Other
Lodge Education
London Other
Mendelssohn House Other
Missionary House Appearances
Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro
National Theatre Appearances
Odd Fellows Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Old (Gamle) Bergen Museum of Architecture Flats
Old Town with the Old Town Hall (Leipzig) Other
Paris Other
Peters Edition Publishers / Bookshops
Piazza Barberini Other
Piazza del Popolo Churches / Places of worship, Other
Pincio Other
Prague Other
Royal Conservatory of Music Education
Royal Theatre Appearances
Rungstedlund Flats
Sanatorium on Voksenkollen Hotels / Inns
Scandinavian Society Other
Sorrento Hotels / Inns
Spanish Steps Other
Stockholm Other
The Grave of Edvard and Nina Cemeteries
The Wet Dock Other
Tivoli Other
Troll Hall (Troldsalen) Appearances
Vienna Other
Villa Medici Other
Villefranche-sur-Mer Other
Warsaw Appearances, Other
Wilhelm Hansen Edition Publishers / Bookshops