Instrument: Oboe, Cor Anglais
Sveinung Birkeland comes from Stavanger and joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 1987. He studied at Rogaland musikkonservatorium in Stavanger from 1980 to 1985 and at Norwegian Academy of Music from 1986 to 1987.
Mr Birkeland has fond memories of his first concerts in the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra as well as his solo parts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He has enjoyed many wonderful concerts with the Orchestra both in Bergen and on tour, particularly in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Osaka and New York. He has enjoyed playing and touring with contemporary music group BIT20 Ensemble as a member for the last 25 years.
When he isn’t making music, Sveinung enjoys mountain hiking, in particular skimountaineering from his cabin at Mjølfjell.