Torun Stavseng

torunTorun Sæter Stavseng is a Norwegian musician and cellist interested in a wide span of music and active as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. After studies at Barratt Dues Music Institute, Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart and Edsberg/Royal College of Music Stockholm, (with Bjørg Lewis, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Torleif Thedéen) Torun was in 2010 awarded the Swedish Royal Academy of Music honorary prize after her debut in Britten ́s Cello Symphony with Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the same year she was awarded the Young Swedish Soloist prize and offered the principal cellist position of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra where she worked for two years. Other soloist appearances include Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Camerata and Ålesund Chamber Soloists.

As orchestra leader Torun has worked with Royal Opera Stockholm, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra London. As a keen chamber player Torun has formed several ensemble and groups. In 2008 Torun established her duo partnership Duo TÖ, with Swedish pianist Anna Christensson with whom she has since performed extensively across Scandinavia and Europe. In 2012, alongside London-based cellists/composers Gregor Riddell and Colin Alexander, Torun formed Tre Voci, which explores music ranging from transcriptions of renaissance choral works to new commissions. Together with her close long term friends, violinist Liv Hilde Klokk and violist Ida Bryhn, Torun formed TrioTaus in 2014. They are deepening their knowledge and focusing on the classical string trio repertoire. Torun has been a member of the Oslo based Cikada Contemporary Ensemble since 2012 and she is founder and creative director of KRANTZ Chamber Music Series in Oslo at Nynorskens Hus.