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Liv Hilde Klokk

Violinist Liv Hilde Klokk (b. 1984) is one of the foremost performers of the younger generation, and she has been described as a highly mature musician with a distinctive style. As a solo performer Liv Hilde has won awards and played with many of Norway’s leading orchestras, as well as with orchestras abroad. Of her performance of Brahms’ violin concerto with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, one critic wrote: “There was something about Liv Hilde Klokk’s concentration. Her stance revealed a decisiveness even before she began to play, and it truly manifested itself in her performance as well. We were not only listeners, but became a living part of the performance itself.”

In 2006 Liv Hilde founded DuoTaus together with cellist Torun Stavseng. The duo won a national music competition and toured Scandinavia and southern Europe. In 2016 they joined forces with violist Ida Bryhn to form TrioTaus and have already appeared at several Norwegian festivals and toured extensively. In 2019 the will release their first recording: Mozarts Divertimento in E flat major.

In 2007 Liv Hilde Klokk joined Oslo String Quartet and in 2013 the group won a Spellemann award for best classical album for their recording “Schubert Connections”. Both as a solo performer and with Oslo String Quartet Liv Hilde has played at most Norwegian classical music festivals, a great many festivals in Europe, and has played in prestigious concert series at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Beaux-Arts Brussels with, among others, Lawrence Power, Torleif Thedéen, Lars Anders Tomter, and Anne Gastinelle. Liv Hilde is also a co-founder of the Oslo Quartet Series.

Liv Hilde has gained considerable experience throughout her career as a concertmaster and leader of various chamber and symphony orchestras across Scandinavia. She plays a Thomas Balestrieri from 1759 on loan from Sparebankstiftelsen DnBNOR, Dextra Musica.