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One woman, three passions 

Pianist, writer and animal lover Hélène Grimaud is one of those who puts many of us in the shade. In their own words, an inhuman. The 10. March she plays in Oslo. 

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Hélène was a hyperactive child. It led to many dis-words: disobedient, dissatisfied, inconsiderate, impossible, disciplined, insatiable, uneducated, uncontrollable, erratic. The parents tried to channel the energy, but nothing, whether tennis, dance or judo, brought forth. “Around me, the girls my age talked about tulle, embroidery, cradles and children; Hélène was also a lonely child, plagued by obsessions; it led to self-harm. Until her parents decided to introduce her to music, a world they themselves stood outside. In his autobiographical book Sauvage of variation she describes her childhood: "I have never had the feeling of having lost paradise, but on the contrary felt the need to find a paradise that was waiting for me elsewhere." She did not have to wait long; everything goes so fast. . .

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Ranveig Eckhoff
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