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Geir Lysne Ensemble

Geir Lysne Ensemble

Geir Lysne Ensemble


The composer, musician and conductor Geir Lysne was born in 1965 in Trondheim, Norway. Currently he resides in Asker, a suburb close to Oslo. In addition to his "Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble" which is increasingly gaining recognition outside of Norway, Geir works at the University of Oslo as a lecturer and teacher of Jazz. In this role, Geir writes arrangements and jazz compositions for various European educational Institutions. He studied at the "Norwegian Music University" from 1988 to 1992 where his main subject was saxophone. Read more on Last.fm
The composer, musician and conductor Geir Lysne was born in 1965 in Trondheim, Norway. Currently he resides in Asker, a suburb close to Oslo. In addition to his "Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble" which is increasingly gaining recognition outside of Norway, Geir works at the University of Oslo as a lecturer and teacher of Jazz. In this role, Geir writes arrangements and jazz compositions for various European educational Institutions. He studied at the "Norwegian Music University" from 1988 to 1992 where his main subject was saxophone. Since then he has studied composition with some of Europe's central figures on this subject.

In 2006 the German record critics awarded him with their annual prize. With the "Oslo Groove Company Orchestra", he has won the "Norwegian Jazz Prize" in 1992, and in 2000 he was nominated for the Norwegian "Tono prize" (The Norwegian PRS) for best jazz composition. After being awarded several grants between 2001 and 2003 he received the states "working scholarship for composers" in 2004. After a childhood strongly influenced by the musical establishment and education at various musical institutions as a composer, arranger and musician, Geir has emerged as a major figure with the Big Bands and Wind Ensembles, and additionally as part of the Norwegian classical orchestra scene. Geir Lysne has worked with orchestras such as; "The Radio Big Band" of the "NDR" (Norddeutscher Rundfunk), "The Hessischer Rundfunk Big Band", "Kluevers Big Band" in Denmark, and "Stora Stygga", from Sweden. Within Norway he has cooperated with orchestras including; "The Norwegian wind ensemble", "Kristiansand wind ensemble", all five of the professional military orchestras, and also "The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra". Lysne's compositions has been played on the radio and TV in over 30 countries.

He has also received coverage from many publications including, "Die Welt", "Jazz podium", "Deutschlandfunk" and "3sat". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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