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25 May - 08 June 2022

Amalie Stalheim

Winner of The Norwegian Soloist Prize

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​Cellist with a sky-rocketing career. 

Award-winning cellist Amalie Stalheim (born 1993) won the 2021 Norwegian Soloist Prize, which is awarded to one of three to five nominated Norwegian instrumentalists or singers under 30 selected by an international jury.

‘This year’s winner is in the middle of a sky-rocketing career that’s getting noticed in both the Nordic countries and beyond. Amalie Stalheim has an exceptionally wide and interesting repertoire, despite her young age, where both brand new cello concertos and the traditional repertoire have a natural place,’ says Peter Herresthal, chairman of the Norwegian Soloist Prize.

The prize consists of NOK 100,000 and two prestigious assignments: This recital at the 2022 Bergen International Festival and a soloist assignment at a concert with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on 18 November 2021.

‘It’s a great honour for me to win the Norwegian Soloist Prize! It’s heart-warming to get such an acknowledgement, and a huge inspiration for me moving forward,’ says Amalie Stalheim. 

In addition to playing traditional cello concerts internationally, Stalheim is passionate about commissioning new pieces for cello. She is an active chamber musician and has collaborated with musicians such as Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, Lars Anders Tomter and the Stenhammar Quartet.

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​Photo: Nikolaj Lund

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