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Woodwinds

Woodwind students at the Norwegian Academy of Music are exposed to a diverse repertoire and instructional opportunities with a variety of instruments and specialisations.

The Academy's Woodwind instructors are primarily recruited from the Oslo Philharminoc Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) and the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Our  instructors represent a group with a wide range of experiences as pedagogues and professional performers.

Their aim is to educate music professionals prepared to meet a musical culture and business in constant change. Today's musicians must have a broad and diverse repertoire, and the ability to shift between various styles and epochs of music, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. Students are trained in soloist performance, small and large chamber music groups, sinfonietta and symphony orchestra projects.

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in Music Performance and Music Education:

Staff

In alphabetical order, by last name

Department contact

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Tom Ottar Andreassen

Professor

Flute

Recorder

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Hans Olav Gorset

Professor

Performance Practice, Recorder, Traverse

Flute

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Tom Ottar Andreassen

Professor

Flute

Trond Magne Brekka

Trond Magne Brekka

University Lecturer

Flute

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Sissel Dørum

Associate Professor

Flute

Bassoon

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Eirik Birkeland

Associate Professor

Bassoon

Alessandro Caprotti

Alessandro Caprotti

University Lecturer

Bassoon

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Dag Jensen

Professor

Bassoon

Clarinet

Fredrik Fors

Fredrik Fors

Associate Professor

Clarinet

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Bjørn Christian Nyman

Associate Professor

Clarinet

Leif Arne Pedersen

Leif Arne Pedersen

Professor

Clarinet

Oboe

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Matz Pettersen

Senior Lecturer

Oboe

Pavel Sokolov

Pavel Sokolov

Associate Professor

Oboe

Saxophone

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Vibeke Breian

Associate Professor

Saxophone

Geir Holm

Geir Holm

Associate Professor

Saxophone

Guest instructors

The Norwegian Academy of Music sponsors guest appearances, clinics, and masterclasses by some of the world's finest performers from orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Recent guests include:

  • Pierre Yves Artaud (Paris), fløyte
  • Robert Winn (Køln), fløyte
  • Christoph Hartmann (Berlin), obo
  • Gregor Witt (Berlin), obo
  • Jehuda Gilad (Los Angeles), klarinett
  • Alfredo Bernardini, barokkobo

Activities

  • Woodwind forum

  • Audition preparation classes

  • Ensemble play

  • Orchestra repertoire studies

  • Peer concerts

  • Chamber music concerts where students and members of the faculty play together

Audition preparation

Preparing for orchestral auditions requires a broad knowledge of various instruments belonging to the principal instument group. Students are prepared through a variety of activities and lessons. Instructional opportunities include studies of piccolo, English horn, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon.

Collection of special instrumens at the Norwegian Academy of Music

The Norwegian Academy of Music has a collection of copies of historical instruments available for the students: baroque/classical flutes and oboes, classical clarinets and baroque bassoons.

The Academy also has a reed making workshop accessible to students.