Inger-Lise Ulsrud graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Music with a degree in Church Music and continued her improvisation studies under Professor Anders Bondeman in Stockholm. Later she studied with Professor Edgar Krapp at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, where she received her ‘Diploma’ (Master of Music) in organ performance. She has also been a private student of Professor Almut Roessler in Duesseldorf.
In 1991 she won a prize at the improvisation competition in Altenberger Cathedral (Germany) and in 1996 made her debut in Oslo Concert Hall. Since then she has an extensive international concert activity and has taken part in numerous organ festivals and conferences in Russia and many European countries, among others in the Thomas Church (Leipzig), Markt Church (Halle), Riga Cathedral, Passauer Cathedral, Salzburger Cathedral, Schleswiger Cathedral, Birmingham Cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik and Nidaros Cathedral (Norway).
Since 1993 Inger-Lise Ulsrud has been teaching improvisation and organ literature at the Norwegian Academy of Music, is now Professor for organ and regularly gives master classes in improvisation. Currently she is also head organist at the Uranienborg Church in Oslo.
Ulsrud has made many radio-, TV- and CD-recordings. In 2009 the CD Olivier Messiaen: "Early organ works" was published, recorded in St. Nikolai, Halmstad, Sweden, and in 2014 "Meditatio" with two organ works of the Norwegian composer Kjell Mörk Karlsen, was published, recorded on the Kuhn organ in Uranienborg church in Oslo.
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