About

bilde7

Prize-awarded pianist from Norway specialising in classical music and Argentine tango. Concert experience from USA, Argentina, Germany, Sweden and Norway. Professional pianist, chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, arranger and composer.

Education Highlights

2013-2014

Manhattan School of Music
Exchange student, Master of Arts (MA), Classical Piano

2012-2014

NTNU - Department for Music
Master of Arts (MA), Classical Piano

2008-2012

Norwegian Academy of Music
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Classical Piano

2004-2014

Private lessons in jazz piano / Hammond organ
New York, Oslo and Trondheim

Private lessons with Joan Stiles (as secondary instrument at Manhattan School of Music), André Bongard (as secondary instrument at The Norwegian Academy of Music) and Steinar Nickelsen (Hammond organ).

2005-2012

Private lessons in Argentine tango
New York, Buenos Aires, Oslo and Trondheim

Private lessons with Pablo Ziegler and Christian Zarate. Ensemble lessons through Tangueros del Norte and Tango Ensillado with Juan José Mosalini, Horacio Cabarcos, Roberto Tormo, Marcos Madrigal, Osvaldo Montes, Mauricio Marcelli, Kåre Jostein Simonsen, Sveinung Lillebjerka, Sverre Indris Joner, Steinar Haugerud, and Per Arne Glorvigen.

Honors & Awards

2013

Fulbright Scholarship
For studying music at Manhattan School of Music in New York

2013

Performing Artist in Residence
International House, New York

2013

Scholarship from Sons of Norway
New York

2013

Scholarship from Jansons Legat
Norway

2013

Scholarship from Trondhjems Stipendiefond
Trondheim, Norway

2013

Scholarship from Skibsreder Wilhelmsens Stiftelse
Trondheim, Norway

2013

Scholarship from Agathe Backes Reiselegat
Trondheim, Norway

2012

1st prize in the Norwegian Academy of Music Chamber Music Competition
Oslo, Norway with the group Tango Ensillado

2011

2nd Prize in The International Accordeon Wettbewerb
Klingenthal, Germany with the group Tango Ensillado

2010

The "Tæl" Scholarship
Given by Sparebank 1, Norway

2009

"Malvik Kommune" Talent Prize
Local talent prize in Norway

2007

Scholarship from Skibsreder Wilhelmsens Stiftelse
Trondheim, Norway
Experience

2005 - present

Professional pianist
Freelance, self-employed
  • Versatile piano soloist, chamber musician and accompanist
  • Extensive concert experience in Norway, USA, Argentina, Germany, England and Sweden as soloist and in groups on several prestigious festivals as well as on live radio and television

2015-2016

NTNU - Department of Music
Accompanist
  • Long term temporary position at the conservatory of classical performing music in Trondheim, Norway

2015-2017

NTNU - Department of Music
Piano teacher
  • Long term temporary position teaching musicology students with piano as main instrument in Trondheim, Norway

2009 - present

Los Osos Polares
Pianist and musical arranger
  • Argentine tango quintet fronted by singer Ingrid Nyhus (vocal, piano, bandoneón, violin, bass)
  • Extensive touring through Norway since 2009
  • Debut album «Pasión Polar» was released in 2013

2010 - present

Tango Ensillado
Pianist
  • «Nuevo tango» quintet
    (bandoneón, violin, electric guitar, piano, bass)
  • Several concerts in the bigger cities of Norway
  • Second prize winners in the International Accordeonwettbewerb in Germany
  • First prize winners in the chamber music contest at the Norwegian academy of Music
  • Invited by the government of Buenos Aires to play at the Tango Festival in august 2012

2005 - present

Tangueros del Norte
Pianist
  • Tango ”orquesta típica”
    (3 bandoneón, 3 violin, piano, bass)
  • Critically acclaimed ensemble with extensive concert performance in Norway as well as performances in Argentina, Denmark and Germany
  • Played on national TV and radio in Norway and Argentina
  • Recorded the album «Inspiracion» in 2008

2014 - present

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Accompanist
  • Accompanist for The Vocal Ensemble of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

2006 - present

Violin and Piano Duo
Pianist
  • Duo with violinist Rannveig Ryeng
  • Concerts in Norway and Sweden and USA

2009 - 2015

Ringve Museum
Concert pianist and performing guide
  • Playing old keyboard instruments on guided tours
  • Giving concerts for tourists
  • Performing for prestigious guests such as The Queen of Norway

2011-2013

"The Cultural Rucksack"
Pianist in quartet
  • Concerts for upper secondary level schools in northern Norway, funded by The Arts Council of Norway

2009-2011

Britt Synnøve Johansen: "Skyt meg med tre roser"
Pianist
  • Norwegian singer Britt Synnøve Johansen’s tango group (vocal, piano, bandoneón, violin, bass).
  • Several concert tours throughout Norway.
  • Recorded the album «Skyt meg med tre roser» in 2010.