Audun Sandvik’s heartfelt playing and lively performances make him a much in-demand soloist, orchestral musician, chamber musician and cello teacher. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, as well as frequent appearances at Norwegian and international chamber music festivals. Together with pianist Sveinung Bjelland, he garnered international attention with the release of “Rachmaninoff / Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas” (LWC1131, 2017).
Audun is currently a cellist with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. From 2005 through 2019 he held the position of Co-Principal Cello in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He also performs with leading artists within the genres of jazz, pop and rock. He is employed as Professor of Cello at the Norwegian Arctic University in Tromsø, where he is cultivating a positive and thriving milieu, following on from the work he undertook in his many years as a cello teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Audun is the Artistic Director of the classical Gloppen Music Festival. The cello he plays was built in Rome in 1695 by Giorgio Taninger.
“A musician for today and a first-rate soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician” was the jury’s verdict when Audun was honoured with “The Lindeman Prize for Young Musicians”