Oda Hjertine Voltersvik is a Norwegian concert pianist, regularly performing solo and chamber music recitals in the Norway and abroad. She is a member of the Volt&Potenza duo and a member and project leader of the Volt Ensemble.
She is a first prize winner of the "Buono&Bradshaw International Piano Competition" in 2017. Prestigious venues and festivals include Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Carnegie Hall and the "Palermo Classica International Festival". She holds a Master in Performance Degree from the Royal College of Music and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (with distinction), London. For 2021 & 2022, she has received the Norwegian Arts Councils grant for younger newly established artists.
“A pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone (...). She has the touch to render the orchestral textures vividly (...)” Marios Papadopoulos, director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
“ She is an excellent pianist and musician”,
Niel Immelman, Piano Professor Royal College of Music (Master in Performance degree 2012- 2014).
“A musician with a wonderful control of the instrument and innate sense of the music.”
Pianist and Professor Gabriele Baldocci, Trinity Laban Conservatory, London
"We were fortune to have a player of your calibre on our series (...) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!"
Musicians Club of New York, President Per Brevig
"...I felt cosseted and highly entertained in their hands, not only with playing of the surest unison and harmony, but with the palpable joy and fun of their music-making...." Des Hutchinson, Musicweb-international.com, May 2017 (On CD "Khoreia", Volt&Potenza duo)
" Her performances are always original, and bring unique colour and interpretation to her chosen works (..) an artist of the highest level, but also as a trusted and generous colleague." Simon Kirkbride, director EGK - Edvard Grieg Kor, March 2017
" (…) I fra en sal mer enn fylt av begeistring lettet hun igjen litt seinere (…) Flygelet og pianisten besto med glans, og vi får bare håpe at Oda Voltersvik igjen kan slå seg ned i denne byen for en liten stund og rive oss ut av døsen." Dag G. Aasland "Ildfull Klaverkonsert" - Grimstad Adressetidende
“ With your performance I really understand why this concerto has to be performed”
Masterclass 2013 during Oxford International Piano Festival, Russel Hirshfield, on Prokofiev Concerto no.1.
“Volt” comes from the Norwegian “volte”, evoking big tree trunks rolling down a river’s stream, a reference to Norway's immense forests and to Oda's cultural roots.