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ABOUT

Oda Voltersvik - “(…) an extraordinary Scandinavian artist!” (Per Brevig, Musicians Club New York) - has performed at important venues internationally including Carnegie Hall & Scandinavia House (NYC), Wigmore Hall & St Martin in the Fields (London), the Norwegian Opera House and from 2014 - 2022 & 2024; artist in residence for a week at the Edvard Grieg museum in Bergen. As a solo and chamber musician she has held recitals for important concert societies and taken part in festivals internationally, including several solo recital tours and concerto performances in the US.

 

Her CD releases “NEO”, “Firebird” and her piano duo recording “Khoreia” have received great reviews. Oda received the honourable Norwegian Arts Council` s work grant for younger and newly established artists for 2021- 2022. She is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw £ Buono International competition (2017) and finalist in the Jaques Samuels competition (2016).

 

For her solo and chamber music projects, she has been awarded grants from the Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen City and Fegerstens foundation among others.

 

Oda is a member of an active piano duo; the Volt&Potenza duo and has been project leader of several successful concert series for her Volt Ensemble among others, including Volt Classics held in Bergen. Oda holds a Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music London and an Artist Diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire (with distinction from the Intercollegiate Jury).

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NEWS:
For the years 2023 - 2026, Oda is artist-in-recidence for the Grieg Society of the Dakotas alongside having concerts for other concert organisations in the US! 

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Website design:  Stefano Di Cara

“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

“Hats off to Oda Voltersvik for such well-considered programme for her debut recording as a solo pianist (...) a most auspicious start to a recording career“ 

Martin Anderson, klassiskmusikk.com on "Firebird", 2019

"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, 2019 

“(...) With each note, it was all there for me: waterfalls rushing down the mountains, peaceful green meadows and the running of trolls and supernatural forces. It was the pianist’s technical command and unique artistic gift that could bring all of this to life!”

Lori Ann Reinhall, The Norwegian American «Oda Voltersvik performs Grieg concerto with Panache», May 2022

"I have heard this piece (the Ballade in G Minor) played professionally many times, and your performance compares favorably with the best of them. " 

William H. Halverson, American Grieg scholar (biography),
on concert in Minneapolis, 
March 2023

"She brings 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 of Edvard Grieg Choir, 2017

“A musician with a wonderful control of the instrument and innate sense of the music.”

Professor Gabriele Baldocci, Trinity Laban Conservatory London

“ She is an excellent pianist and musician”

Niel Immelman, Piano Professor, Royal College of Music

"(…) I fra en sal mer enn fylt av begeistring (…) Flygelet og pianisten besto med glans, og vi får bare håpe at hun igjen kan slå seg ned i denne byen for en liten stund og rive oss ut av døsen."

Dag G. Aasland, Grimstad Adressetidende 2018

“It was a great pleasure to hear Oda Voltersvik. Her wide-ranging and expertly performed programme was much admired.”

Beryl Foster, chairman of The Grieg Society of Great Britain, 2019

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