Norway’s Tuba Virtuoso to Perform at Gustavus

Posted on October 8th, 2004 by

Oystein, recognized around the world as one of the finest tuba soloists of our time, began playing tuba at the age of fifteen and ventured onto the international stage in 1991 with two prizes at the prestigious Concours International d’Execution Musicale in Geneva. Today he is in demand as a soloist and lecturer around the world and is known for his work to expand the musical aspects of the tuba. He performs both solo and orchestra works and collaborates with jazz, rock and pop musicians. In addition to his performance as a soloist, Baadsvik is an accomplished composer and conducts many of his own works. Due to his international popularity, his 2003 release of the cd TUBA CARNIVAL sold out in 6 days!

For this performance at Gustavus, Oystein Baadsvik will open with Arlid Plau’s CONCERTO, Anthony Plog’s THREE MINIATURES and Alec Wilder’s EFFIE SUITE. Following intermission, Baadsvik will present James Grant’s SULTRY AND ECCENTRIC, followed by Leonard Bernstein’s WALTZ FOR MIPPY III and completes the performance with three works by Norway’s Edward Grieg: ANITRAS DANCE, A DREAM and NORWEGIAN DANCE NO. 1.

This performance is sponsored by the Department of Music at Gustavus and is open to the public at no charge. A reception for Oystein Baadsvik will be held in the musician’s honors following the recital.


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