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Author: Ingmar Wåhlberg

Eirik Høsøien

A former chorister in Nidaros Cathedral choir, Norway’s leading cathedral choir, Erik Høsøien experienced an intense touring schedule even as a young boy, on tours that brought the fine choral singing of the Norwegian tradition to Italy, the United States, Great Britain and Russia. As a particularly talented Norwegian classical guitarist, Erik Høsøien began his studies in modern classical guitar at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This was where his interest in Renaissance and Baroque music, and especially in lute playing, was born, under the close guidance of major British lutenist David Miller. He later continued...

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Martin Wåhlberg

Director Martin Wåhlberg is behind Okrester Nord’s many innovative programmes and fresh approaches. His combination of historical imagination and musical curiosity has led to a series of pioneering undertakings. Martin Wåhlberg studied modern cello and baroque cello at the conservatories of Rouen and Trondheim as well as at the Conservatoire Supérieure de Paris-CNR. As a cellist, he has appeared with a number of chamber groups and ensembles in Norway and abroad. He also studied History of Literature and the Arts at the University of Trondheim and at the Sorbonne in Paris, completing a PhD in 2011. His combined interest...

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