Per Hannevold has been principal bassoon of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since 1979.
Mr Hannevold is a professor at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen and is a member of the Bergen Wind Quintet since 1981. His repertoire includes all of the standard bassoon concerto and chamber music works, and Ruth Bakke’s Illuminations, John Williams’ The Five Sacred Trees, and Jean Françaix’s Concerto.
Mr Hannevold has presented master classes internationally and has served as a juror-educator at bassoon conventions in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Worldwide appearances include a performance at a Lincoln Center concert honouring the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1993.
During spring 2015, he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his Nordic Bassoon Symposium in Bergen. In 2014, he premiered a new piece, Mongolian Impressions, by the Aspen Alumni; Chinese/American composer Xinyan Li to be performed in Aspen this summer.
Mr Hannevold studied in Oslo and Stockholm, and later in the U.S. with Harold Goltzer and Louis Skinner. His latest CD, the highly acclaimed Music for Per, includes Lassen’s Strange Interlude No. 3 in which he imitates rock-guitar riffs, as well as works by David Maslanka and Oivind Westby. He has studied conducting with Aldo Ceccato and Sergiu Celibidache.