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Grieg in Bergen - Håkonshallen - DANIEL THORELL, CELLO - TOR ERIK SEIME PETTERSEN, PIANO

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Daniel Thorell is a cellist from Stockholm, Sweden. Though only 26-years old he has already had great success as a soloist and chamber musician, both nationally and internationally. Praised for his mature and expressive music making he is currently regarded as one of Scandinavias most promising young cellists. He is a first prize winner in no less than nine international competitions, most
notably Rovere D'oro (2017) where he was also awarded gold medal. In may of 2019 he was a major prize winner in the 54th Markneukirchen International Cello Competition.

Born into a family of musicians, Daniel began playing the cello at the age of five. He made his debut as a soloist at the age of eleven, performing Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in aminor with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has performed regularly as a soloist with orchestras around Sweden including the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The season 18/19 included performances as a soloist playing Rococovariations,Schumann Cello Concerto and Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, as well as chamber music in festivals around Scandinavia and Germany. Daniel is also an experienced chamber musician and is since 2019 a member of the Norwegian based string quartet Opus13, which in 2022 was awarded second prize in the Banff international string quartet competition and has performed at festivals such as Kamermuziek festival Utrecht, Risør kammermusikkfest, Valdres sommersymfoni Midtåsen kulturfestival and many more. In 2021 they made their debut at the Oslo Quartet Series. 

Daniel recently finished his soloist diploma studies at the Norweigan Academy of Music with prof. Torleif Thedéen and is often attending masterclasses around the world with a number of renowned professors.  He is a recipient of numerous scholarships from foundations such as SWEA International Scholarship for the arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Pianisten Tor Erik Seime Pettersen har sin utdanning fra Griegakademiet i Bergen, Universitetet i Stavanger og Kungliga musikhögskolan i Stockholm, hvor han studerte hos bl.a. Audun Kayser, Håkon Austbø og Staffan Scheja.

The pianist Tor Erik Seime Pettersen studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, the University of Stavanger, and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, under the tutelage of pianists such as Audun Kayser, Håkon Austbø and Staffan Scheja.
He is in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, with performances both in Norway and in a large number of European countries and the USA - though his daily work is mainly based in Bergen and Western Norway.

Tor Erik has performed as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (where he is also regularly engaged as an orchestral pianist) in addition to many of the Norwegian elite wind ensembles and brass bands, and he has given numerous concerts during the Bergen International Festival, the Grieg in Bergen Festival and several prominent festivals both in Norway and abroad.

Tor Erik is currently employed as an accompanist at the Grieg Academy of Music and at the University of Stavanger, and he has regular engagements for Bergen National Opera, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, the Norwegian Wind Band Association and the Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association, in addition to an extensive freelance career.

Last Updated: 06/21/2024

Source: Visit Bergen

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