CV

Education

2014-2015 Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance, University of Stavanger

2013-2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Stavanger

2011-2013 Master of Music, Cello Performance, University of Stavanger

2007-2011 Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

2006-2007 Folk High School, Toneheim

2006-2007 Nordic Music Academy Summer School, Denmark. Eliteorkester 1 • Nikolaj Znaider

Barratt Due Music Institute, Young Talent Program

Principal Teachers

Aage Kvalbein • Geir Tore Larsen • David Foster-Pilkington • Liv Opdal • Ilmari Hopkins • Rohan de Saram • Ellen Flesjø

Professional musical experience

2020-present Cellist in Opera Rogaland Sinfonietta

2020-present Performance tour at Children Schools with the dance- and music production «Ka då for?». (Den Kulturelle Skolesekken)

2018 Production for Children at Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival. «Ka då for?»

2018-2020 Concert tours at Children Schools in Stavanger (Den Kulturelle Skolesekken – A National Initiative for Professional Art and Culture in Education in Norway) with the solo-performance «Den reisende celloen»

2017-present Vannstand, sound installation by Maja S. K. Ratkje. Recorded by pupils at Stavanger kulturskole. In collaboration with nyMusikk, UiS, Stavanger kulturskole, Unge talenter Bjergsted, Stavanger konserthus and Den kulturelle skolesekken Stavanger

2017 Cellist in the opera of Kristiansund, Norway

2013-present Cellist in Kitchen Orchestra, Stavanger. Commissioned works by Anthony Pateras (2013 & 2017) • Lotte Anker (2014) • Hilmar Jensson (2016) • Janove Ottesen (2016) • Geir Lysne (2016) • Eve Risser (2018) • Marilyn Crispell (2018) • Per Zanussi (2018) • George Lewis (2019) • Kristoffer Alberts (2020) • Thomas Dybdahl (2020) • Nils Henrik Asheim (2021) • Gunhild Seim (2021) • Marius Munthe-Kaas (2021) • Øyvind Dale (2021)

CD release: Kitchen Orchestra w/ Pål Jackman ‎– «Jul (I Sin Helhet) På Jæren» (2015)

CD release: Kitchen Orchestra & Anthony Pateras (2017). Anthony Pateras’ COLLECTED WORKS VOL. II. «Decay of Logic» [for RD] for 10 musicians [50:23]

2013-present Cello- and pianoduo Taveirne/Olsen. Public concerts in Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England, Iceland

2011-2016 Cellist in 1B1
CD release: «Holberg Variations»

2010 Premiering and CD release: Øystein Figenschou: «Quo Vadis» for solo cello (written for Olav Stener Olsen)

2007-present Cello- and Guitar Duo 2xStener Olsen
Public concerts in Netherlands, Germany and Norway

Professional teaching and administrative experience
2021-present Teacher at Sandnes kulturskole and Vågen videregående

2015-2019 Boardmember nyMusikk stavanger (Chairman 2017-2019)

2017-2019 Cello teacher at Kolibri Music Academy, Stavanger

2016-2019 Cello teacher at Vågen High School, Sandnes

2015-present Coordinator Young Talent Program, University of Stavanger & Stavanger Culture School

2015-present Teacher at Stavanger Culture School

Scholarships and awards

01.2015 Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy) with 1B1 CD «Holberg Variations»

04.2014 Postgraduate scholarship Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens stiftelse

04.2012 Scholarship Fond for utøvende kunstnere

03.2011 Scholarship SpareBank 1 Buskerud-Vestfold

10.2010 Cello from Dextra musica

10.2009 Stokke kommunes kulturstipend 2009

07.2006 Scholarship Nordic Music Academy (NMA)