curriculum vitae (english)

Education

2015-2017: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Masters degree in Composition.

2014-2015: The Norwegian Academy of Music, One-year diploma in Composition.

2012-2014: The Norwegian Academy of Music, Masters degree in Performing Harp.

2012: The Manhattan School of Music, Exchange student, Masters degree in Performing Harp.

2008-2012: The Norwegian Academy of Music, Bachelor degree in performing Harp.

Substituting harpist in professional orchestras

2021 - Present –  The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

2021 - Present –  The Norwegian Wind Ensemble 

2017 - Present – The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces

2017 - Present – The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, (substituting 2. Harp).

2015 - Present – Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

2015 - Present – The Royal Norwegian Navy Band

2015 - Present – The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera

2014 - Present – The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra

2012 - Present – The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

2011 - Present – The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

2010 - Present – Oslo Camerata Chamber Orchestra

 

Soloist

2022, Des. - Trio concert with Mette Henriette, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Frankrike.

2022, Okt. - World premiere of Evviva! in Øysteinsalen, Trondheim (NO).

2022, July - Solo recital at the World Harp Congress, Richard Burton Theater, Cardiff, Wales.

2022, June -  Solo recital at the World Harp Congress, Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

2022, May - Solo recital at Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Nederland.

2022, May - Solo recital at the Dutch Harp Festival, TivoliVredeburg, Nederland.

2022, Jan. - Solo recital at Pratté International Harp Festival, Louis de Geer Concert Hall Norrköping, Sweden. 

2021, May - Solo recital at the Dutch Harp Festival, “Our Planet, Our Future”, streamed from Sentralen in Oslo.

2020, Feb. - Solo recital The Helsinki Harp Festival, world premiere “Our Planet, Our Future”, Helsinki Music Centre.

2019, Okt. - Soloist with the Trondheim Symphony & Opera, Bragi´s Harp (Vesje), Olavshallen.

2019, Jan. - Soloist with Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Introduction et Allegro (Ravel), Narvik Concert Hall.

2019, Jan. - Soloist with the Tønsberg musikkorps av 1919, Bragi's Harp (Vesje), Oseberg Culture Hall.

2018, Sept. - Soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Bragi's Harp (Vesje), UNM festival, Grieghallen.

2018, Mai - Semi-finalist at the World Harp Competition, the Dutch Harp Festival at TivoliVredenburg.

2018, May - TEDx Oslo, Oslo Concert Hall.

2017, June - Recital at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, the World Harp Congress.

2017, May - Soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera, Bragi´s Harp (Vesje).

2017, Jan. - Soloist with the Vestfold Symphony Orchestra, (Mozart).

2016, Mars - Recital in Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, New York City.

2016, Jan. - Soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

2013, May. - National Gallery of fine art, Oslo. The International Grieg Festival.

2013, Feb. - Olavshallen, Trondheim. ISFiT – festival. 

2012, May – Soloist with The Green Orchestra (Mozart). 

upcoming concerts

2024, May - New project about queer sexuality in the Muslim immigrant community, the Dutch Harp Festival, TivoliVredenburg.

2023, sept - New project about queer sexuality in the Muslim immigrant community, Helsinki Harp Festival, Musiikkitalo.

2023, mai - Soloist (Vesje og Grieg) with The Norwegian Wind Ensemble. 

2023, mars - Video production , 736 Million Women, ConcertLab (Nederland).

 

Discography

2022  - The World Harp Day (working title), Indesens Records (Paris)

2019 - Håper er ei stjerne, Kirkelig kulturverksted.

2017 - OSLO(VE), Harp concertos and Chamber music by Vesje, Audio Records AS

2014 - Poems From a City, debut solo album, Sweet Sound Records AS

2014 - The Exquisite Hour, EP. EP 5.1 surround, NISS.

 

upcoming album

2023 (TBA) - 736 Million Women, ConcertLab (Nederland).

2023 (TBA) - Our Planet, Our Future - live from the Dutch Harp Festival, Audio Records AS.

 

Prizes

2021 - 1. prize, The World Harp Competition.

2020 - Silver Medal at the 5th Manhattan International Music Competition.

2020 - 3. prize, Harp Column New Music Contest (International). 

2018 - 1. prize, the USA International Harp Competition Composition Contest

2013 - Gold prize, best 5.1-surround recording at the Audio Engineering Society Recording Competition in Berlin.           

2013 - 3. prize, The International Grieg Composition Competition.

2012 – Semi finalist in The International Harp Competition Composition Contest, USA.

2010 - Arve Tellefsens young talent prize for performers.

 

Scholarships

2022 - The Composers’ Remuneration Fund.

2022 - Norwegian Society of Composers, world premiere grant.

2022 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), travel grant.

2022 - TONO-stipend (composition grant)

2022 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), soloist grant. 

2022 - Norwegian Society of Composers, world premiere grant.

2021 - Oslo Municipality's artist scholarship

2021 - TONO-stipend (composition grant)

2021 - The Norwegian Government Work Grant for Artists  (1 year, harpist).

2021 - Norwegian Society of Composers, concert grant.

2020 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), Our Planet, Our future project.

2020 - Arts Council Norway (kulturrådet), Artist Grant (trio - Oslo Philharmonic Chamber series).

2020 - Furestiftelsen (composition grant).

2020 - Norwegian Society of Composers, editing for publishing grant.

2019 - American Harp Society, (commission, Nocturne).

2019 - The Norwegian Composer Fund (commission, Our planet, our future).

2019 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), project grant.

2019 - Norwegian Society of Composers, concert grant.

2019 - Norwegian Society of Composers, world premiere grant.

2019 - NOPA working grant.

2019 - TONO-stipend (composition grant).

2019 - The Norwegian Composer Fund (commission of orchestral work, symPHONEy).

2018 - Establishment grants, Oslo municipality.

2018 - Norsk Tonekunstnersamfund, "Young musician scholarship".

2018 - Norwegian Society of Composers, world premiere grant.

2018 - TONO-stipend (composition grant).

2017 - The Composers’ Remuneration Fund.

2017 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), travel grant.

2017 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), phonogram recording.

2017 - Arts Council Norway (kulturrådet), Artist Grant.

2018 - TONO-stipend (composition grant).

2017 - Arts Council Norway (kulturrådet), phonogram recording.

2017 - NOPA, travel grant.

2017 - Meltzers scholarship.

2016 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), debut concert Carnegie Hall.

2016 - Klæstads Scholarship.

2016 - Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse.

2015 - MFO's vederlagsfond.

2015 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), phonogram recording.

2015 - Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse.

2014 - Arts Council Norway (kulturrådet), Artist Grant.

2014 - Vestfold Fylkeskommunes culture grant.

2014 - Fegerstens stiftelse for norske komponister og utøvende musikere.

2013 - Johnny Ellings scholarship.

2013 - The Fund for Performing Artists (FFUK), phonogram recording.

2012 - Sammenslåingsstiftelsen støtte for yngre, lovende musikere.

2012 - Fegerstens stiftelse for norske komponister og utøvende musikere.

2011 - Tono, Young talents 2011.

2011 - Ingar Dobloug stiftelse.

 

Additional experience 

2021 - d.d. - Board member and head of communications at the Norwegian Harp Association.

2019 - Jury member of  the Spellemannprisen, TONOs Komponistpris (The Norwegian Grammy Awards, TONOs composer prize).

2017 - Present - Norwegian Correspondent for the World Harp Congress Review.

Teachers

Isabelle Perrin (harp)

Deborah Hoffman (harp)

Willy Postma (harp)

Tobias Southcott (harp)

 

Ståle Kleiberg (composer)

Kjell Habbestad (composer)

Dr. Mark Stambaugh (composer)

Bjørn Kruse (composer)

Henrik Hellstenius (composer)