Ivar Lunde, Jr.Skyline Publications
Ivar Lunde, Jr., former principal oboist of the Norwegian National Opera, was educated at the Conservatory of Music, Oslo, Norway, and the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. His teachers of oboe include Kees Lahnstein and André Lardrot; of Baroque oboe Grant Moore and James Caldwell; of composition, his father, Ivar Lunde, Sr.; and of conducting Trygve Lindemann, Hermann Scherchen, and Carl Melles. He has taught and performed in Europe and the United States, and appeared as oboe soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Oslo Philharmonic, and many smaller orchestras in Norway, Sweden, Austria, and the United States. Numerous solo and ensemble recitals have been performed in the United States and Scandinavia, many of which have been broadcast on national or public radio. He has been a guest performer with Period Instrument Ensembles such as Les Favorites, the resident ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Basically Bach and City Musick in Chicago, The Minnesota Bach Society in Minneapolis, and he has recorded with The Smithsonian Concerto Grosso in Washington D.C.
Mr. Lunde is a prolific composer and has been awarded numerous prizes and commissions. His composition Ovation won the 1990 Fanfare Contest of the Milwaukee Symphony. In 1977 his Symphony No. 1 received shared 1st Prize in the Oslo Concert Hall Composition Contest for symphonic music. Several orchestral works have been performed by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic (Norway), and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Norway). Many of his works are published and recorded in the United States and Norway. Mr. Lunde is also active as a conductor, having conducted symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras in both Europe and this country. In addition to his position as conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony he is Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he teaches oboe, theory and composition. For ten years he was the conductor and music director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony. Additional biographical information is available from the Norwegian Music Information Centre.
Additional compositions can be obtained from the Norwegian Music Information Centre. Please browse their catalog for music for band, brass, choral, orchestra, piano (harpsichord), strings, vocal and woodwinds.
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