Trondheim Soloists are a musical chamber ensemble of string players, Grammy winner, based in Trondheim, Norway. The ensemble was founded in 1988 and has been an arena for professional concert training for string-players at the Music Conservatory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
It started in 1988. The ensemble for training young string players soon became known for its energy and warmth. On its first foreign tour, London audiences wouldn’t stop clapping. The Trondheim Soloists turned professional, but the spirit of apprenticeship stayed: student musicians became part of its constitution.
Major collaborations followed. Anne-Sophie Mutter sought-out the ensemble’s energy and verve. Leif Ove Andsnes tapped into its smoothness and sensitivity. Folk and rock artists discovered its versatility and openness.
Today the orchestra revels under Øyvind – a musician with the enthusiasm of a teenager and the brain of a virtuoso. He has tapped into ensemble’s lifeblood of youth and discovery. He has pushed the boundaries of its repertoire and taken it around the world. The founding vision of violinist Bjarne Fiskum remains, but now the Trondheim Soloists are heard in New York and Beijing, London, Berlin and Cape Town.