At the age of 6 she entered a programme for gifted children at the Barratt Due Institute in Oslo. When she was 15 she studied with Truls Mørk with whom she performed several times in chamber concerts. Winner of six national competitions, she took first place in the International Youth Competition in Tallinn (2004) and the Padua International Competition (2013). In 2013 she was a prize winner in the 1st International Chance Music Internet Festival, which staged its finals in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. After her début in London’s Wigmore Hall (at 12), she was engaged for many concerts in various countries in Europe. She appears with Norwegian orchestras and has participated in festivals in Gstaad, Verbier, and Aspen as well as in Bergen, Norway, where in spring 2015 she appeared in an ensemble with Leif Ove Andsnes in a chamber programme.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Petter Northug and Johnny Depp.
What is your favorite meal?
Pizza or French fries!
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
No matter how dedicated you are, you must also have fun and enjoy life.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Be present in your everyday life so you don’t miss out on the here and now.
What would you like people to say about you?
Amazing cellist, kind and intelligent.
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I play some of my favourite music as beautifully as I can.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
Everyone. Anyone who wants to listen.
What job would you least like to do?
Un-flexible routine work.
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
How was the canon invented? Two violists were trying to play the same passage together.
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
"Uprising" – Muse.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
My cello, chocolate and tanning oil!
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Favourite: cello, piano and a deep male Opera singer / Most annoying: The sound of my alarm on my phone!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Norway or the Maldives.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
My absolute favourite music, such as Swan Lake and Souvenir de Florence.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?