All 50 states visited!

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Alright!! I have hereby visited ALL 50 states of the USA! It was a fact as soon as I touched down in Maui, Hawaii. I can hardly believe it… I am not THAT old either. Out of those 50 states, I have performed concerts in 34 of them. I have …

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Grieg Gala in Seattle

We are only two weeks away from the annual Grieg Gala in Seattle. I am happy to be invited to perform there, especially since we are celebrating the 175th birthday of Edvard Grieg. The program will be very nice! – Haugtussa, Pictures from Everyday Life for solo piano and the …

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Cape Symphony Tickets

The main event of this fall will be performance the Grieg Piano concerto with Cape Symphony in Hyannis, MA. Get your tickets now for the concert with the haunting title “Passport to Scandinavia”. Click here for link to program and tickets. 

Work in Trondheim 

Since I got back from my big US and India adventures, I have been pretty stable in Trondheim where I have owned a condo since 2006. I have now established myself within the major music institutions in the area. This includes a 50% employment at Heimdal Videregående Skole (music high …

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New US adventures

After two and a half years of not performing in the US, a wonderful invitation from Cape Symphony  to be their piano soloist for two performances of the Grieg Piano Concerto, set the wheels in motion to get another artist visa. These visas are increasingly hard to get, time consuming …

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Arctic Memoirs

I know this is a piano website. But I can’t help but share my other musical activities as well. A good year back I was contacted by Skogen Sällström, an American violinist/fiddler living in Trondheim. He was in the middle of his masters degree in Norwegian music, both folk and …

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The Magical Carousel

“The Magical Carousel” or “Den Magiske Karusellen” in Norwegian, is the title of the project I have been heavily involved with lately. The premiere is tonight. It is a project through Opera Trøndelag featuring its Opera School for kids 10-18 in cooperation with professional soloists – mostly opera singers but some …

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New digital possibilities

Today I attended a course through my teaching job about digital tools in music. Especially when teaching young people who are literally brought up in the digital age. For people like me the first thing that comes to mind is to get rid of the piles and piles of sheet …

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