Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 24. SEPTEMBER-1. OCTOBER 2023

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Øyvind Gimse

Gimse is an internationally renowned teacher who, alongside his position at the Institute of Music at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has taught masterclasses in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Spain and Brazil. Chamber music is close to Øyvinds’ heart, and he has performed at all of the major Norwegian chamber music festivals, where he has played with musicians such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Fröst, Anthony Marwood and Bobby McFerrin. Over the course of his 15 years as Artistic Director for the Trondheim Soloists, Gimse developed the orchestra into a fully professional ensemble which is very active on the international music scene. Seven GRAMMY nominations and two Spellemann prizes are the crowning achievements of his six major recordings with the Trondheim Soloists. As musical director Øyvind has also conducted several of Norways’ professional symphony orchestras as well as orchestras in Spain, Lithuania and Vietnam. Øyvind was involved in the establishment of the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and likewise the setting up of the national talent development programme “Young Musicians”. In recognition of his contribution to cultural life in Trondheim he was awarded the 2013 Trondheim Municipal Cultural Prize.

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