The winner of several international competitions, including most notably the 2003 Sion Valais International Competition, Marianne Thorsen has established herself as one of Norway’s leading violinists. She has performed with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and most of the major orchestras in Scandinavia. Marianne enjoys a regular collaboration with TrondheimSolistene with which she recently toured. Her recording with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra of Ståle Kleiberg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated to her, received a Grammy nomination in 2010. A keen chamber musician, Marianne Thorsen was a founder member of the Leopold String Trio. From 2000 to 2015 she was leader of the internationally renowned Nash Ensemble of London and, from 2009 to 2013, Marianne was the Artistic Director of the festival Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden in Røros, Norway. Since 2016 she has been a Professor at the NTNU Department of Music in Trondheim.