Trygve Aarvik has for decades been one of Norway’s leading oboists. As principal oboe in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) from 1981 to 2018, he had unprecedented exposure through countless radio and television performances. The listeners who have heard Trygve in his flawless solos in concerts and on popular radio and TV programmes have also witnessed that he, like the orchestra, is a musician who has mastered many genres, from classical and contemporary to pop, jazz and traditional folk music.
The first seeds of Aarvik’s musical success were sown in Gjøvik in the orchestra and a wind quintet, prior to studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Upon completion of his studies, he immediately assumed the position of principal oboe with KORK, although he was periodically oboist in other Norwegian orchestras.
Aarvik was soloist with his own orchestra on numerous occasions (playing works of Richard Strauss, Johan Kvandal and Kjell Habbestad, among others), and he was an active chamber musician in the orchestra’s own chamber music series.