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), “Palermo Classica” International Festival, the Norwegian Opera House and every summer since 2014; artist in residence for a week at the Edvard Grieg museum in Bergen. As a solo and chamber musician she has held recitals for numerous important concert societies and in important concert halls in Norway, UK and the US.

 

For the years 2021 and 2022, she received the honourable Norwegian Arts Council` s work grant for younger and newly established artists. Oda is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw£Buono International competition (2017) and finalist in the Jaques Samuels competition (2016). For solo and chamber music projects, she has been awarded grants from the Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists, Music Norway, Bergen Municipality and Fegerstens foundation among others.

 

Oda is also member of an active piano duo; Volt&Potenza duo. For autumn 2021, she started her own concert series “Volt Classics” in Bergen. Her CD releases “NEO”, “Firebird” and her piano duo recording “Khoreia” has received great reviews internationally.

 

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). 

Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall

2016

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The Norwegian Opera House, Oslo
The Norwegian Opera House, Oslo

Solo recital, October 2020

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CD "Khoreia" (latin for dance), Volt&Potenza duo
CD "Khoreia" (latin for dance), Volt&Potenza duo

Released 2016, Velut Luna label

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Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall

2016

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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 

“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

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

Professor Gabriele Baldocci, Trinity Laban Conservatory London

"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

"...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, on "Khoreia" (Volt&Potenza duo), 2017

“ 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

“(...) 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