Øystein Baadsvik is one of Norway’s foremost international musicians and the only tuba player in the world to have made a career as a full-time soloist. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and recording artist have taken him all over the world, whilst his virtuosity and musicality have established him as one of the leading advocates of his instrument. Baadsvik studied under Harvey Phillips at Indiana University, and under the legendary Arnold Jacobs. His international career began in 1991 when he won two prizes at the prestigious Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva.
Orchestras with which he has performed include the Oslo and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestras, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras. Baadsvik has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and made his New York début at the Carnegie Hall in 2006.
Constantly endeavouring to expand the musical horizons of the tuba, Baadsvik has premièred more than fifty solo works by composers from the USA, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. He has also developed new tuba-playing techniques that have been used in a number of more recent works for the instrument.
He has recorded more solo CDs than any other tuba player in history and has twice been awarded the International Tuba and Euphonium Association’s award for excellence in recording. In January 2014 he received the Lakshminarayana International Award, presented ‘to individuals who have made momentous contributions to their respective artistic domains’. The first recipient of the award was Yehudi Menuhin in 1997.
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