Violinist CHRISTOPHER TUN ANDERSEN was invited to enroll at the Barratt-Due Institute of Music in Oslo at the age of seven. At 15 years of age, Christopher made his solodebut in Russia with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, where he performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. In 2015, Christopher was invited to perform the “Sinding Suite” in a-minor with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Grieg Hall. He has won, among others, 1st Prize in the National Violin Competition in Germany (2007). Christopher is currently studying in New York with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec.
Violinist ELISABETH TURMO became one of the youngest students ever to be admitted to the Young Talents Program at the conservatory in Trondheim at just 12 years old. In 2009, Elisabeth was admitted to the prestigious talent program «conservatory class» at Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. In 2011, she completed her bachelor studies at Barratt Due Institute of Music. Elisabeth was soloist with the Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra in the Norwegian Opera and Ballet in 2015. She is currently completing her Master in Performance at the Royal College of Music in London.
DAMON TAHERI is a Swedish/Persian violist residing in New York. He completed his bachelor degree in 2014 at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and is currently attending the Manhattan School of Music, where he will complete his Master of Music in the spring of 2016. Damon made his solo debut in 2010 with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. He is an established substitute in several major Scandinavian orchestras, such as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as a freelance musician on many different occasions, including the live broadcast of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2011, and performances for the Norwegian Royal Family.
Cellist JANUSZ HEINZE was born in Berlin where he began his musical education at the age of six. From 1998-99, he studied at the “Hans Eisler” Academy of Music in Berlin. As the principal cellist of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (Michigan, USA), he was awarded the Emerson Scholarship in 2003. Janusz has played as a principal cellist in, among others, the Landesjgendorchester in Berlin and the Hamburger Chamber Philharmonic. He is a regular guest in several orchestras in Germany and Norway, such as the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, and the Telemark Chamber Orchestra.
Pianist ODA HJERTINE VOLTERSVIK holds a Masters in Performance degree from the Royal College of Music in London, and a Postgraduate Artist Diploma with distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has performed at multiple concert venues in Norway including the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK radio), and several solo and chamber music concerts at the Grieg in Bergen Series. Oda has also performed concerts in many of London’s well known concert venues such as the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence, Regent Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, and St Martin in the Fields. Oda performs regularly with the pianist Giulio Potenza in Volt&Potenza Duo.