Joakim Røbergshagen -

Joakim Røbergshagen
began playing the violin with Åse Mette Schøyen at the Trondheim Municipal Culture School when he was barely seven. Soon he was playing in a quartet, the school orchestra, Saturday music school and Young Musicians. At ten he won the Sparre-Olsen Prize, the first of several in spite of his age. Joakim is now being taught by Bård Monsen and Ian Hedley. Through Young Musicians he is also being taught at The Norwegian University of Science, and has contact with Arve Tellefsen, who has been a great inspiration for him. Joakim has already been a soloist with the main symphony orchestras and taken part in several festivals. This is his third visit to Oslo Chamber Music Festival. Last year he attended a course at Kronberg Academy near Frankfurt with 115 of the worlds most promising violinists. Young Joakim went to the top in a tough competition and was chosen to be one of the four who played at the final concert. He played Lutoslawskis Subito, with which he also opened the Oslo Chamber Music Festival in 2013. Joakim plays a Gagliano from 1780, owned by Storebrand.