Musicians

Established musicians who play instruments in the Dextra Musica instrument collection.

Alex Robson

Alex Robson studied at NTNU Department of Music with Bjarne Fiskum, and the Royal College of Music with Levon Chilingirian. After his studies he became a permanent member of Camerata Nordica. Further, he plays in TrondheimSolistene, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Det norske kammerorkester and Engegårdkvatretten. (Photo by: Espen Mortensen)  

Anders Kjellberg Nilsson

Anders Kjellberg Nilsson, (b. 1983), is one of Norway’s most active violinists. He has performed as soloist with all of Norway’s symphony orchestras and he frequently performs as a chamber musician and ensemble leader. He serves as 1st concertmaster with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. (Photo by: Ingrid Halvorsen)

Arvid Engegård

As a violinist, he has worked as a soloist, orchestra musician, and as leader of the Engegård Quartet. As a conductor, he has led ensembles at home and abroad.

Atle Sponberg

Atle Sponberg is a much sought-after and popular musician, a frequent festival guest as soloist and chamber musician, a central force through years with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and as Concert Master of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

Berit Værnes Cardas

Berit Cardas is a founder member of the Vertavo Quartet. Cardas has been a leader of the Norwegian Chamber orchestra, and performed as a soloist with major Scandinavian orchestras. She is also a renowned pedagog. Among her ambitions is letting as many children as possible get the chance to experience classical music.

Bjørg Lewis

Bjørg Lewis is one of Norway’s most sought after and admired cellists. She is a founder member of the Vertavo String Quartet, which has received numerous awards, including Norway’s prestigious Grieg Prize in 2005. 

Cam Kjøll

Cam Kjøll has been appointed 1st concert master of the Lucerne Symphonics, after having filled this position in the Norwegian Opera & Ballet for four years. Cam is a highly sought after soloist and chamber musician. (Photo by: Sverre Chr. Jarild).

Catherine Bullock

Catherine Bullock (b. 1976 in Yeovil, England) is Principal viola in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has worked as guest principal in the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Dan Styffe

Dan Styffe (b. 1957 in Sweden) is Co-principal bass in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music and at Barratt Due’s Institute of Music. (Photo by: Sverre Chr. Jarild)

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad (b. 1994) had his great breakthrough after winning the Eurovision competition for young musicians in Vienna in 2012. Since that he has been a regular guest-musician at prestigious venues and festivals around the world. (Photo by: Sverre Chr. Jarild)