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Birgitta Elisa Oftestad

Birgitta Elisa Oftestad

Birgitta Elisa Oftestad

Birgitta Elisa Oftestad will represent Norway at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 playing the cello.

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The 16-year-old Birgitta Oftestad was born in Oslo in 2002 and has played the cello since she was five years old. She is a student at Barratt Due Institute of Music where she has taken part in their talent program since 2012.
Birgitta has won a lot of national and international prizes, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, among them the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2018. Both as a soloist and a chamber musician, she has played at several festivals, such as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Kaunas Festival in Lithuania, Bowdoin International Music Festival in the United States and Bergen International Festival.
Birgitta has studied under Norwegian cellists Tove Sinding-Larsen, Ole Eirik Ree and Truls Mørk, and has participated in a number of international masterclasses with Steven Doane, David Geringas, Dora Schwarzberg, Melissa Phelbs, Thorleif Thedéen and others.

Repertoire

Work
Final: Elgar - Cello Concerto, 4th movement Semi-Final: 1. Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto no 1 Op. 107, 1. movement 2. Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
Performed by
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad
Broadcaster
NRK

Repertoire

Work
Final: Elgar - Cello Concerto, 4th movement Semi-Final: 1. Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto no 1 Op. 107, 1. movement 2. Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
Performed by
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad
Broadcaster
NRK

Artist accounts

Birgitta Elisa Oftestad will represent Norway at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 playing the cello.

Performance video

Preview video

The 16-year-old Birgitta Oftestad was born in Oslo in 2002 and has played the cello since she was five years old. She is a student at Barratt Due Institute of Music where she has taken part in their talent program since 2012.
Birgitta has won a lot of national and international prizes, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, among them the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2018. Both as a soloist and a chamber musician, she has played at several festivals, such as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Kaunas Festival in Lithuania, Bowdoin International Music Festival in the United States and Bergen International Festival.
Birgitta has studied under Norwegian cellists Tove Sinding-Larsen, Ole Eirik Ree and Truls Mørk, and has participated in a number of international masterclasses with Steven Doane, David Geringas, Dora Schwarzberg, Melissa Phelbs, Thorleif Thedéen and others.

Repertoire

Work
Final: Elgar - Cello Concerto, 4th movement Semi-Final: 1. Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto no 1 Op. 107, 1. movement 2. Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
Performed by
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad
Broadcaster
NRK

Artist accounts

Birgitta Elisa Oftestad will represent Norway at Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 playing the cello.

Performance video

Preview video

The 16-year-old Birgitta Oftestad was born in Oslo in 2002 and has played the cello since she was five years old. She is a student at Barratt Due Institute of Music where she has taken part in their talent program since 2012.
Birgitta has won a lot of national and international prizes, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, among them the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2018. Both as a soloist and a chamber musician, she has played at several festivals, such as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Kaunas Festival in Lithuania, Bowdoin International Music Festival in the United States and Bergen International Festival.
Birgitta has studied under Norwegian cellists Tove Sinding-Larsen, Ole Eirik Ree and Truls Mørk, and has participated in a number of international masterclasses with Steven Doane, David Geringas, Dora Schwarzberg, Melissa Phelbs, Thorleif Thedéen and others.