TERJE VIKEN: 5 Pieces for Double Bass solo.
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About the composer:
Ever since my early teenage years I dreamt of playing in a large symphony orchestra. In 1991 I became principal percussionist in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and this started my journey as a musician. The great classics - Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mahler - among other composers of great substance, are still just as amazing and important to me today in my current job as co-principal percussionist of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, where I have been for the last 22 years.
I enjoy playing chamber music, have performed as soloist with multiple orchestras and participated in a number of festivals. Every year I teach at summer courses with The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra.
As a teenager and later as a student at the Norwegian Academy of Music, I discovered contemporary music. Several composers made a huge impression on me, inspiring my own compositional creativity. My activities as a composer have flourished in recent years with new pieces of mine performed by great musicians and published by Norsk Musikkforlag.
I still get goosebumps almost every week at work. Being involved in music on a daily basis - playing, composing and listening – makes my life rich and colourful.Terje Viken's Webpage