Øyvor Volle

Øyvor Volle was born in 1970 in Hamar, Norway. She began playing the violin in 1974, and when she was eight years old she started studying under Professor Leif Jørgensen at the Østlandske Music Conservatory in Oslo. She continued her studies under Professor Jens Ellermann at Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover Germany in 1986-1988, and attended master classes under Norbert Brainin, Thomas Brandis, Siegmund Nissel, Levon Chilingirian, Christian Altenburger, Hatto Beyerle, Andras Mihaly and György Kurtag. She is the recipient of the Shell Prize, the Grieg Prize, a Klæstad Grant, the Nordea Prize and a Guido Vecchis grant. Volle teaches violin and chamber music at the National College for Performing Arts and Music in Norway. During the period 1988-1993, she was employed as Concert Master in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and since 2004 she is First Concert Master at the Gothenburg Opera. In 1984 Øyvor Volle co-founded of the Vertavo Quartet, a string quarter that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. She has performed with the quartet in music venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, the Sidney Opera House and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. The quartet has participated in all of the significant European festivals, among them Edinburgh International Festival, Schubertiaden in Austria, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Bath Festival, Berliner Festspiele, and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. The