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

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

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

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

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

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

2018, September - 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, Utrecht.

2018, Mai - 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, January - Soloist with the Vestfold Symphony Orchestra, (Mozart).

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

2016, January - Soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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

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

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

 

Discography

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.

 

Prizes

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

2020 - Furestiftelsen (composition grant).

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

2019 - The Norwegian Composers 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 Composers 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 - Trafo

2011 - Ingar Dobloug stiftelse

2008 - Drømmestipendet, Norsk kulturskoleråd og Norsk Tipping

2007 - Else og Josef Haraldsens allmennyttige fond

2006 - Else og Josef Haraldsens allmennyttige fond

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)