Staff - String Classic

Here you will find an overview of the staff at the classic string section.

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Head of Section and teacher violin
Violin

Erik Magnus Thurøe Heide is the main instrument teacher on violin. He is also head of the string section at the faculty. Read more about Erik Magnus Thurøe Heide here.

Professor
Faculty of Performing Arts
Department of Classical Music
Teacher Viola
Viola

Ellen Nisbeth is the main instrument teacher on viola. Read more about Ellen Nisbeth here.

Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Performing Arts
Department of Classical Music
Teacher Cello
Cello

Liv Opdal is the main instrument teacher on cello. She is also employed as a cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Liv Opdal has her education from the Norwegian Academy of Music and studied with the cellist William Pleeth in London. She has been a solo cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for many years and is now group leader at the same place. Liv Opdal is a Spellemann prize winner for the recording ''Illuminations'' and an active chamber musician at several festivals. She also plays and teaches baroque cello. Read more about Liv Opdal here.

Førsteamanuensis
Faculty of Performing Arts
Department of Classical Music
Teacher Cello
Cello

Ilmari Tauno Mikael Hopkins is the main instrument teacher on cello. Ilmari Tauno Mikael Hopkins has been employed as a cellist in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra since 2002. He has had a central role in Norwegian cultural life both as a musician and teacher. He began his training with Anatoly Nikitin at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia, and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Read more about Ilmari Tauno Mikael Hopkins here.

Universitetslektor
Faculty of Performing Arts
Department of Classical Music
Teacher Doble Bass
Double Bass

Igor Vyacheslavovich Eliseev is the main instrument teacher om double bass. He is also employed as a double bass player in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Read more about Igor Eliseev here.

Universitetslektor
Faculty of Performing Arts
Department of Classical Music

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