Then I just knew: "That's what I want to be doing..."
Fresh out of the Norwegian Academy of Music planning to be a classical trumpeter, one day - more or less by chance I happened to be attending a recording session with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the fabulous and leader and violinist Iona Brown. The session was led by the legendary British producer James Burnett, and after about fifteen minutes of observing him at work and taking in the electric atmosphere of the session I just knew: That's what I want be doing!
Little by little all the trumpets found new homes and now I've been a record producer for nearly 30 years.I've been fortunate enough to work with a variety of amazing musicians, singers, orchestras and skilled colleagues from all over the world. One part of that wonderful journey was spending nine incredibly interesting years working as an editor and producer at the world's most famous place for music recording - Abbey Road Studios in London. Even after becoming a freelancer the relationship with EMI Classics continued and I still work regularly for the label - which has now become Warner Classics.
For the past ten years I've been running my own production company based in Oslo - for five years (2010 . 2015) mixed in with an incredibly interesting and rewarding period as Orchestra Director at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet. During that time I also had a chance to get involved with live broadcast of opera and ballet. I have since produced several live operas and ballets at the DNO&B, and I enjoy very much the adrenaline of the moment!
These days I also dedicate some of my time to serve as Excecutive Program Director for the Crescendo Mentoring Program. Through that position I’m lucky to be able to give back to the next generation by creating unique possibilities for selected young emerging musicians and give them a best possible start to their careers.
You'll find my CV here