The Norwegian violinist and violist Magnus Boye Hansen has his background from the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, University of the Arts in Berlin and the Academy of music in Oslo. His teachers were Morten Carlsen, Geir Inge Lotsberg, Axel Gerhardt and Lars Anders Tomter,
In addition to his job as a violinist in the Norwegian Radio-orchestra, Magnus Boye Hansen is an active chamber musician and plays regularly at festivals both in Norway and abroad.
"Lights Out" is a critically acclaimed concert-concept Magnus developed in collaboration with the pianist Mathias Susaas Halvorsen and the cellist Steven Walter. It aims to play concerts in absolute darkness for both musicians and audience. Since 2011, they have played concerts regularly in Norway, Iceland, Germany and the Netherlands, including performances at the Stuttgarter Festspiele, Düsseldorf-festival and Grachten Festival and Portland Chamber music festival.
From 2018 Magnus is a member of the critically acclaimed Oslo String Quartet.