Ketil Hvoslef

Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef was born Ketil Sæverud into a musical family in Bergen on 19 July 1939. He studied organ and viola at the Bergen Conservatory, then in London with Thomas Rajna and Henri Lazarof, then studied composition in Stockholm with Karl-Birger Blomdahl and Ingvar Lidholm.

He taught at Bergen Conservatory (1963-1979) whilst working part time as a composer, then has been able to compose full-time since 1979.

He's known as a composer for the symphonic poem Mi-Fi-Li, the Concertino for piano and orchestra and various other concertos, the large orchestral works Antigone and Il compleanno, the opera Barabbas, chamber music and solo instrumental works, including five major works for organ.


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