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Per Hannevold: 18 Highlights in His Life


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  • 1953: Born in Hamar, Innlandet county, Norway.
  • 1974: Became a member of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
  • 1978: Participated as a bassoonist in some albums by Norwegian popular singers such as Erik Bye, Maj Britt Andersen, and Ole Sandvik.
  • 1979: Principal Bassoon of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 1980: Member of the acclaimed Bergen Wind Quintet (formed by wind soloists of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra), with which he will tour successfully all over the world and record celebrated chamber music albums.
  • 1981: Faculty member of the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen.
  • 1985: First album release with the Bergen Wind Quintet: Barber: Summer Music – Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik – Jolivet: Sérénade – Saeverud: Slåtter og sev fra “Siljustøl” (BIS).
  • 1989: Participated with the Bergen Wind Quintet in the album Carl Nielsen: Wind Chamber Music (BIS) along with artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Turid Kniejski (harp), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Sally Guenth (cello) y Torbjørn Eide (double bass), recording the Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, Op. 43.
  • 1990: Participated in the album Pauline Hall (Simax), recording the Suite for Wind Quintet with the Bergen Wind Quintet and, as a bassoonist, 4 Tosserier for soprano and winds (Solveig Kringlebotn, soprano; Lars Kristian Brynildsen, clarinet; Lasse Rossing, trumpet; Vidar Olsen, horn) and Little Dance Suite for winds (Steinar Hannevold, oboe; Brynildsen, clarinet).
  • 1993: Released the album Malcolm Arnold: Three Shanties, Op. 4 – Jacques Ibert: Trois Pièces brèves – August Klughardt: Wind Quintet, Op. 79 – Anton Reicha: Wind Quintet, Op. 88 No. 2 – Harald Sæverud: Wind Quintet No. 2 (Simax) with the Bergen Wind Quintet. Joined the Aspen Music Festival and School (USA) as an artist-faculty member, and created his Nordic Bassoon Symposium in Bergen. The Bergen Wind Quintet became Quintet-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota.
  • 1995: Premiered Norwegian woman composer Ruth Bakke’s Bassoon Concerto “Illuminations” with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitri Kitayenko.
  • 1999: Performed as a solo bassoonist at a New York’s Lincoln Center concert honoring the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Juror for the 24th Wind Instruments International Competition in Toulon, France. Participated with the Bergen Wind Quintet in the album Blue Dawn into White Heat (Innova) by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble.
  • 2001: Performed John Williams’s concerto Five Sacred Trees with the Bergen Philharmonic.
  • 2002: Released the album David Maslanka: Quintets Nos. 1-3 (BIS) with the Bergen Wind Quintet. The Bergen Wind Quintet also participated in the compilation Ovation, Vol. 1 (CBC), recording Murray Adaskin’s Woodwind Quintet No. 1.
  • 2005: He released his celebrated album Music for Per (Albany Records), recorded at the home of Edvard Grieg with Torleif Julius Torgersen (piano) and the Bergen Chamber Ensemble; an extraordinary collection of international works for bassoon by David Maslanka, Øivind Westby, and James Lassen that made him famous worldwide. Besides, he participated in the album Med Grieg I Ryggen: Lydspor 1947 – 2005 by faculty and students of the Grieg Academy, with a 2003 Bergen Wind Quintet recording of the Prelude and Toccata from Jean Françaix’ Wind Quintet No. 2.
  • 2012: Released the album Jean Françaix: Quintets; Quartet; Divertissement (BIS) with the Bergen Wind Quintet.
  • 2014: Premiered the piece Mongolian Impressions by Aspen alumnus and composer Xinyan Li. Participated in the album Ketil Hvoslef: Chamber Works No. 1 (Lawo), recording Frammenti di Roma along with colleagues from the Grieg Academy and the Bergen Philharmonic.
  • 2021: Premiered Øystein Sevaag’s Bassoon Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner.

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