Gisle Kverndokk is one of Norway’s foremost composers of musical theatre. His works have been performed all over Norway, Austria and Germany, as well as Canada and the United States. His opera “Around the World in 80 Days” was commissioned for the opening of the new opera house in Oslo, and premiered there in 2010. The musical version received its world premiere at The Linz Opera House, Austria, and won the German and Austrian Music Theatre Award for best musical. His latest children’s opera, “Purriot” at The Norwegian National Opera, won the Norwegian Critic’s Award in 2018. He also has an extensive library of symphonic works, as well as chamber, church, and film music, and has collaborated with all the major orchestras in Norway. His latest cd, “Symphonic Dances” with The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, has received rave reviews. He was educated at The Norwegian Academy of Music and The Juilliard School.