Cellist Torleif Thedéen is one of the foremost musicians in Scandinavia. He performs with some of the world’s major orchestras, among which the BBC Philharmonic, Deutsche Symfonieorkester Berlin, Vienna Symphony – under conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paavo Berglund and Neeme Järvi. He is Visiting Professor of cello at the Royal College of Music in London, Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and a former Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He plays ex Rostropovich Guadagnini cello on loan from Dextra Foundation Norway.

Award winning cellist, Amalie Stalheim has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Gulbenkian Orquestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others. In addition to perform the traditional cello concertos, Amalie is frequently playing and also commissioning new written music from the 21st century. She has collaborated with some of the greatest composers of today, such as Missy Mazzoli, Britta Byström, Anders Hillborg. Amalie Stalheim plays on a cello built by F. Ruggieri (1687) generously lent to her by Anders Sveaas Foundation in Norway.

Cellist Louisa Tuck is the Solo Cello of the Oslo Philharmonic, a position she took up late 2015. Prior to this she spent 8 years as Section Leader cello of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She has recently been guest principal of the BBC Symphony, Philharmonia, and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. As of January 2023, Louisa has been appointed Professor of Cello at Barratt Due Institute in Oslo. She was awarded ‘Associate of the Royal Academy of Music’ in London, ARAM in 2011 for her services to Music. Louisa plays a 1745 Nicolo Gagliano cello, kindly on loan from Dextra Musica Norway.

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