Ellen Bødtker artist

ELLEN BØDTKER-ARTIST ELLEN BØDTKER has performed in most concert halls, stages, and festivals in Norway, and around the world. She is a harpist with distinctive features and is one of Scandinavia’s leading harp soloists. EDUCATION: The Norwegian Academy of Music Hochschule für Musik und Dartstellende Kunst Vienna Indiana University,Bloomington USA. Ellen is known for her strong commitment to contemporary music and many leading Scandinavian composers has written soloworks for her. She holds the position of solo harpist in the ensemble Oslo Sinfonietta, http://oslosinfonietta.no She has performed in prestigious festivals in many parts of the world with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. SOLOIST: Ellen Bødtker has performed as soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, St Petersburg Chambre Orchestra among others. ALBUMS: Ellen has recorded eight solo albums and has been a guest artist for numerous recordings in completely different genres, which has lead to concerts in Japan, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Russia and Canada. She is the founder and director of the Munch performance LIFEBLOOD which have celebrated Munch 150 in Norway and visited NYC and Tokyo with great acclaim in 2013 www.harpe.no www.hjerteblod.no