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Pianists

Lina Braaten

Lina Braaten is a répétiteur at the Academy of Opera in Oslo and an accompanist at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has won prizes for chamber music performances and as a solo pianist, including first prize in the Nordic Lied Duo Competition. Braaten has been a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, held a solo recital at the prestigious Ultima Festival in Oslo, and held solo and romance concerts in Tokyo in connection with the anniversary of Edvard Grieg in 2007. She is returning to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition for the fifth time, as a highly-regarded accompanist both for singers and instrumentalists.


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Photo © Johanna Sterner



Bernhard Greter

Bernhard Greter is a Swedish/German freelance répétiteur and pianist based in Oslo. He is currently working for major and smaller opera houses in Norway, including the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo. He frequently coaches singers, is an accompanist at masterclasses and competitions, and plays at concerts both nationally and internationally. Greter has played at numerous festivals such as the Flagstad festival and the Aurora Chamber Music Star Festival, and in workshops and masterclasses such as the Lidal North and the Nordic Song Festival. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Edsberg Manor, where he studied under Professor Mats Widlund. He also has an Opera Répétiteur Master from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he studied under Professor Tore Dingstad.

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Photo © Patricia Varela



Christian Grøvlen

Christian Grøvlen is among Norway’s leading young artists of today. He is a recipient of the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize, the Robert Levin Prize and the Norwegian Arts Council Grant. In February 2019, he made his debut with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in his first European recital tour, to great acclaim. Grøvlen has musical degrees from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and the Soloist Class of The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In February 2020, he makes his debut with the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. 

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Photo © Camilla Storvollen


Marina Kan Selvik

Marina Kan Selvik is a Russian-Norwegian pianist. As a prize-winning soloist, she has performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian State Orchestra and others. Her regular concerts in the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, where she has also given a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Sonja, receive great acclaim. Most recently, she has been a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lijepaja Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonica de la Region de Murcia. In 2018 Selvik gained a master’s degree in opera répétiteur from the Norwegian Academy of Music. She is a Concordia Foundation Artist in the season 2019 – 2020.

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Olesya Tutova

Olesya Tutova is an associate professor and Head of Music at the Academy of Opera in Oslo. She graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (piano), and later completed her PhD. She is a previous prize-winner of several international piano and chamber music competitions. Tutova has participated in the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (France), Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), Veranos de la Villa Festival (Spain), Saaremaa Opera Festival (Estonia), Prahova Classic Nights Festival (Romania), Festival of Contemporary Music (Poland), Xanten Opera Festival (Germany), and Festival de Wiltz (Luxembourg). She has also collaborated with Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico in Madrid, Heidelberg Theatre, Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo, Warsaw Grand Theatre and National Opera, Wroclaw Opera, Łódź Grand Theatre, Poznań Grand Theatre, Lublin Music Theatre and Kraków Philharmonic.

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Photo © Malgorzata Chrastek
 
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