Jostein Stalheim

When only 17 years old Jostein Stalheim's first works were broadcast on both radio and television. Now he is internationally recognised as an accordion soloist performing at festivals and with several international orchestras, and for his work as a composer, performer and soundpainter. He has studied composition and accordion at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen and at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. He has received commissions from ensembles both in Norway and abroad. Stage music now comprises a considerable part of his production; including the opera Pr.Warrants Progressand the ballets; WatchVolatile!Alrekr and Kast. He has worked in theatres both as composer and musician, at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and around Norway. Jostein also composed the science opera Rosetta's Stone which premiered in San Francisco in 2016 and was nominated in the semi-finale of The American Prize.

Photo: Mauricio Esteban Pavez Ramire