Øyvind Mæland (NO)


The norwegian composer Øyvind Mæland (Oct.1985) studied the piano at the Barratt Due Institute of Music with Jiri Hlinka, before studying composition (bachelor and master) at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Olav Anton Thommessen, Ivar Frounberg and Henrik Hellstenius.

His production consists mainly of chamber music works, and he has worked with musicians and ensembles such as Kairos quartet, Stine Motland, Marco Fusi, Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen, Pinquins, Håkon Austbø, Ensemble Aksiom (Ultima festival Oslo 2014), Bit20 (with Pierre-André Valade, Borrealis festival Bergen), Telemark Chamber Orchestra and the Oslo Sinfonietta (with Christian Eggen, Oslo International Chamber Music Festival).

In 2013 he finished his nearly 2 hour long opera Ad undas – Solaris Korrigert (for full orchestra, 6 soloists, and a nine-voiced choir), which was staged at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in October the same year. He worked closely with the reknowned poet Øyvind Rimbereid, and the performance artist Lisa C. Baudoin Lie as director.

Øyvind Mæland has participated in several master classes, with lessons from composers such as Aperghis, Ferneyhough, M.Stroppa, K. Lang, C. Czernowin, and R. Wallin, to mention a few.

Concert 6, Saturday 5.9. 14.00, Almi Hall, Finnish National Opera