Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic Era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions placed Norwegian music in the international spectrum and helped develop a national identity.
Troldhaugen was the home of Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina. The villa was built in 1885 and became a museum in 1928. Troldsalen concert hall is located at Troldhaugen, and is one of the most important arenas for chamber music in Norway. The sunken building is so well adapted to the terrain that it is almost invisible to the visitors who cross the little bridge to Troldhaugen. The concert hall is well known for its special acoustics, and combined with the beautiful surroundings, this gives the audience an extraordinary experience. More than 300 concerts are held at Troldsalen every year, which seats an audience of 200.