The manor house in Rosendal
World-class chamber music

Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2023

Founded in 2016 by pianist and Artistic Director Leif Ove Andsnes, the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival has established itself as one of the most interesting and unique festivals of its kind.

“A small but big festival in the wilds of Norway” (El Pais)

Exploring a different theme each year centred around a particular composer or musical period, Rosendal has made its international mark as “a small but big festival in the wilds of Norway” (El Pais), rich and precious for the quality of the performers and for the depth of its themed programmes” (La Repubblica).

This summer Leif Ove Andsnes focuses on Johannes Brahms whose rich and varied chamber music resulted in some of the genre’s most pivotal works. Over four days from 10 – 13 August, Andsnes will be joined by twenty-five guest artists for a packed programme of talks and concerts, exploring Brahms’s iconic works and the gypsy music which inspired him.

Leiv Ove Andsnes and Tabea Zimmermann
Enjoying surroundings between concerts

Rosendal Chamber Music festival is cooperating with

Rosendal Turisthotell and Rosendal Fjordhotell, and offer ready-made packages to make it easy for you to plan your stay in Rosendal.

You can choose from the following options:

Festival package:
-tickets for all events during the festival, from Thursday 19.00 until Sunday 16.00
-free entrance to Rosendal Gardens
-accommodation with breakfast and dinner at either Rosendal Fjordhotell or Rosendal Turisthotell.

Day packages:
If you would like a little shorter stay, we have split up the big festival packages in single days incl. dinner in the evening and accommodation with breakfast:

-Thursday at 19:00 until Friday at 14:30
-Friday at 17.30 until Saturday at 14:30
-Saturday at 18.30 until Sunday at 16:00

Please see HERE for further details about the available options.

You can buy tickets to the different concerts without accommodation HERE.


Rosendal is easy to travel to from Bergen and is only 2 hours by boat from the city center. 1.5 hours from Bergen Airport Flesland.

The fastest and most pleasant way to travel to Rosendal is with the Hardangerfjord Express between Bergen/Flesland/Os and Rosendal.

Shuttle bus runs from Flesland approx. 10 min. before the scheduled time for the boat at Flesland. The boat also stops at Flesland on the way back to Bergen, always with an offer of bus transport from the quay to the airport.

Itineraries by car:

Bergen – Rosendal – 120 km, 2 hours 25 min (+ ferry Gjermundshavn – Årsnes)

Oslo – Rosendal – 408 km, 6 hours 29 min (no ferries)

Haugesund – Rosendal – 114 km, 2 hours 41 min (+ ferry Skjersholmane – Ranavik)

Stavanger – Rosendal – 171 km, 4 hours 7 min (+ ferry Mortavika – Arsvågen and ferry Skjersholmane – Ranavik)

Kristiansand – Rosendal – 379 km, 5 hours 57 min (no ferries)

Wonderful surroundings in Rosendal