What inspired you to become a singer?
I began my singing life as a chorister in Nidaros Cathedral Boys’ Choir and it was during my time in the choir that I found the urge and inspiration to continue as a singer. I have always enjoyed performing and the performing arts was somehow an obvious career choice.
What’s your dream role and why?
Wotan. To me, Wotan is the ultimate role which I hope to be able to sing one day.
Who is your favourite singer and why?
I have to give two names for this one: Bryn Terfel and Boris Christoff. I think Bryn was the first singer I listened to when I was younger and he became sort of an idol to me. I was introduced to Boris Christoff by my singing teacher, as a singer I should listen to. Christoff’s sound is so generous and warm, a true master.
What do you hope to achieve by participating in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition?
QSIMC is the first major competition I am participating in so it will be a great learning experience. I’m also hoping to get to know other singers from all around the world. This will be my first time singing professionally in my home country, so I hope to be able to show who I am to the Norwegian audience.
Tell us something surprising or unexpected about yourself!
I have always dreamt of becoming an air traffic controller. If singing didn't work out that would be my field!
Is there anything else you would like to tell us, which might be interesting to the public?
While studying abroad in London I had to come back to Trondheim every holiday to work at McDonald’s. That was the only way I could manage to pay my rent and tuition fees!