Opening Concert: Safe&Weird
Bente Hage plays both the obo and English horn and has been a permanent employee at The Royal Norwegian Naval Forces Band (RNNFB) since 1991. She comes from Sarpsborg and has her education form the Norwegian Academy of Music with professor Erik Niord Larsen. Bente is a versatile oboist often heard in Bergen's music scene, especially with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Opera Bergen, among others. She also teaches obo students and is a much sought after judge in marching band and ensemble competitions.
Svein Henrik Giske's obo concert, Vox Clara, which is being performed by Bente at Borealis has been written specifically for her. The piece premiered at the Brasswind Festival in 2018.