Date: February 2, 2016
Magne has been appointed as new chairman for Bergen International Festival by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture for the period 2016 – 2019.
“Bergen International Festival is a central power source in Norwegian art and culture, and I am pleased that one of Norway’s foremost and versatile artists has accepted the important position of chairman. With his international network and wide experience, Magne Furuholmen will strengthen the Festival in the years to come,” says the Minister of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland.
Read the full press release here.
“I’m a guy who likes to have a lot to do, in different fields. As the Bergen International Festival is Norway’s most exciting festival, and also has an excellent international reputation, it was crucial for me to say yes. That my own reputation is different than some might associate with such a job, so be it. It would regardless have been cowardly to say no.” (Source: Vårtland)
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- 02/02/2016 – Aftenbladet: Magne Furuholmen ny styreleder for Festspillene i Bergen
- 02/02/2016 – Aftenposten: Magne Furuholmen skal lede Festspillene i Bergen
- 02/02/2016 – a-ha.com: Magne Furuholmen new chairman for Bergen International Festival
- 02/02/2016 – Bergens Tidende: A-ha-Magne blir ny leder for Festspillene
- 02/02/2016 – Bergensavisen: a-ha-medlem blir styreleder i Festspillene
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- 02/02/2016 – Budstikka: a-ha-Furuholmen ny styreleder for Festspillene
- 02/02/2016 – Dagbladet: A-ha-stjerne blir styreleder for Festspillene i Bergen
- 02/02/2016 – Dagens Næringsliv: Sjekk kulturministerens a-ha-opplevelse
- 02/02/2016 – News in English: a-ha Star takes on new festival job
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- 02/02/2016 – Vårtland: Furuholmen: – Ville vært feigt å si nei
- 02/02/2016 – Vårtland: Magne Furuholmen ny styreleder for Bergen-festspill
Bergen International Festival – Tuesday, February 2, 2016