Casual Chamber Concert With a Norwegian Flair

Join the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (AICMF) 5 p.m. April 16 for a fun-filled musical event with Norwegian roots.

Norwegian brother and sister Julie and David Coucheron will bring their native heritage to Amelia Island in a performance featuring the Hardanger fiddle and violin paired with cello, piano and dance.

Staged in the casual setting of Sadler Ranch, the concert includes the Handel Halvorsen Passacaglia, Grieg’s most famous violin and piano Sonata No. 3, and traditional Norwegian folk music performed on the ancient and rare Hardanger fiddle. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at or by calling 904-261-1779.

Pianist Julie Coucheron enjoys an international career working with musicians across multiple genres including Claude Frank, Emanuel Ax, Chee-Yun Kim, Christopher O’Riley, Steve Miller Band, Yo-Yo Ma, and Elton John.

Violinist  David Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony as Concertmaster in 2010. He has worked with conductors Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Simon Rattle.

The Coucherons are active recording artists, and their collection includes a joint album, “David and Julie” (Naxos/Mudi).