Teachers

Geir Draugsvoll

Geir Draugsvoll

Geir Draugsvoll is internationally considered to be one of the most important musicians on his instrument, the bayan.

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Ida Løvli Hidle

Ida Løvli Hidle

Ida is a premiered accordionist. Amongst her many prizes is the 1st prize from the ”International Competition for Accordion Soloists” in Belgium, 2012. She has given solo concerts all over the world from China to Canada, France, Russia and Germany, and collaborated with composers such as Erlend Skomsvoll and Sofia Gubaidulina with the new edition on her solo work “Et Expecto”.

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Matti Rantanen

Matti Rantanen

Professor Matti Rantanen (b.1952) is one of the leading figures on the international classical accordion scene. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in many international music festivals around the world including Amsterdam, Moscow, Toronto, Reykjavik, Paris, Budapest and Helsinki.

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Jo Asgeir Lie

Jo Asgeir Lie

Jo Asgeir Lie has a wide musical background, and combines classical music, contemporary music, jazz and folk music in his interpretation. He has contributed on more than 30 cd recordings either as a musician, composer, or as an arranger and producer. 

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Friedrich Lips

Friedrich Lips

Friedrich Lips is considered to be one of the most renowned accordionists of our time. He has played concerts in leading concert halls all around the world, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Santori Hall in Tokyo. He has also worked with great solosits such as Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Pekarsky and Vladimir Tonkha, and composers such as Sergey Berinsky, Aleksandr Kholminov and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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Jostein Stalheim

Jostein Stalheim

Jostein Stalheim has performed as a soloist with orchestras and held solo recitals in several concert-series, and at many festivals, such as: Ultima, Borealis, Gjenlyd, Bergen International Festival, Avgarde, World Music Days in Stockholm and Oslo, and in the Video Festival in Cannes with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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