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 Arve Tellefsen
 Oslo Chamber Music Festival
 Ole Bull

Arve Tellefsen is one of the most highly regarded violinists in Europe and performs with leading orchestras across the globe. Arve Tellefsen is born and raised in Trondheim. When he was 6 years old, he began playing the violin in "Trondheims musikkskole" (the music school in Trondheim). In 1955, he began his studies at the Music Conservatory of Copenhagen and, in 1959, he had his debut in Universitetets Aula, Oslo. There is a statue of him close to "Vår Frue Kirke" in Trondheim.

In his long career as a soloist, he has played with many of the world´s greatest orchestras and conductors. He has made many recordings and received many awards, including the Harriet Cohen International Music Award. In August 2009 he received an honorary degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Arve Tellefsen founded the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, which takes place annually and attracts the cream of international artists. He has recently recorded Edvard Grieg: Complete Violin Sonatas with pianist Håvard Gimse at Grieg´s home, Troldhaugen, for Sony Classical. His latest recording is music by the famous Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull (1810-1880) on Simax label.

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