"That feeling definitely makes all the hours in the practice room worth it!"
It was during high school that I decided to seriously pursue music and it is a decision which I have never regretted. While I was studying for my Bachelor’s degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music I took private lessons from Bo Nilsson here in Malmö. Commuting here from Oslo took a lot of time so I applied to study at the Malmö Academy of Music as an exchange student. I can really recommend studying as an exchange student. It is very inspiring and you grow a lot.
Studying Master’s level of the Performance Programme, 4th year. Eivind has a Bachelor’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
With an ear for music
Now I am studying for my Master’s degree on the Performance Programme. I love it here, thanks to my teachers Bo Nilsson and Håkan Hardenberger. Both of them are role models who have helped me develop as a musician. They make everything seem so easy and can hear straight away what needs to be worked with and improved.
Auditions gives practice
My goal is to play in a symphony orchestra when I graduate and I have already started auditioning for orchestra jobs. Most of the time my auditions go well, but whatever the result they provide excellent opportunities to play in situations where you have to perform at the highest level. As the musician and the perfectionist I am never truly satisfied but this is also my main motivation. I am of course very pleased when it sounds good, but I know that it can be even better and that I have to practice, practice, and practice. When I see the results of this and everything works as it should in a concert I get a fantastic kick. That feeling definitely makes all the hours in the practice room worth it!