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Strings and harp

On NMH I can test my artistic ideas in safe environment, with some of the country's best musicians and teachers.

Former student Uno Alexander Vesje

Adapted tuition and informed decisions.

The string department has adopted the mantra that there are a number of ways of reaching a goal. The teachers will adapt their teaching methods to suit each individual student and allow them to experiment with different ways of playing in order to discover new possibilities and develop their musical personality. In the string classes the students learn to listen to each other – and that way to listen to themselves.

The students form ensembles, gain experience of gigging with orchestras and practise auditioning for orchestra jobs.  

The string department offers violin, viola, cello and double bass as principal instruments as well as second study on the baroque versions of these instruments.

Harp professor Isabelle Perrin specialises in the French method, focusing in particular on sound. She has created a harp community that attracts young talents and professionals from all over the world. The harp department holds combined lessons with physiotherapy and Alexander technique in order to address posture, something which is important for every harpist.

Teachers in the string department are active as soloists and orchestra musicians. Many of them are also sought after speakers, writers and guest teachers at overseas institutions.

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers programmes for string players in Music Performance and Music Education at undergraduate and graduate levels:

Do you want to create your own musical niche?

Staff

Harp

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Isabelle Perrin

Professor

Harp

Violin

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Detlef Hahn

Professor

Violin

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Terje Moe Hansen

Professor

Violin

Peter Herresthal

Peter Herresthal

Professor

Violin

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Kolbjørn Holthe

Associate Professor

Violin

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Harald Bertin Aadland

Associate Professor

Violin

Bjarne Magnus Jensen

Bjarne Magnus Jensen

University Lecturer / Teaching Assistant for Detlef Hahn

Violin

Vilde Frang

Vilde Frang

Professor

Violin

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Elise Båtnes

Professor

Violin

Isabelle van Keulen

Isabelle van Keulen

Professor

Violin

Karin Hellqvist

Karin Hellqvist

Research Fellow

Violin

Viola

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Morten Carlsen

Professor

Viola

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Lars Anders Tomter

Professor

Viola

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Are Sandbakken

Professor

Chamber Music, Viola

Cello

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Geir Tore Larsen

University Lecturer

Cello

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Aage Kvalbein

Professor Emeritus

Cello

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Audun Sandvik

University Lecturer

Cello

Torleif Thedéen

Torleif Thedéen

Professor

Cello

Bjørg Lewis

Bjørg Lewis

Associate Professor

Cello

Double bas

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Dan Styffe

Professor

Double Bass

Marius Knudsen Flatby

Marius Knudsen Flatby

University Lecturer

Double Bass

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