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Official Opening of the Academic Year 2021

A drawing of students playing on their instruments.

Welcome to the opening of the Academic Year 2021–2022 at the Norwegian Academy of Music.


  • Music: Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen, folk song. Jenta burta elve, after Rønnaug Biløygard. Lasse Thoresen (1949–): La meg næres av din skjønnhet. Gudbrandsdølen, after Øyonn Groven Myhren.
  • Welcome, by Deputy Prin­cip­al Eyolf Dale.
  • Principal's Speech, by Principal Astrid Kvalbein.
  • Music: New students present work from the orientation week work – Kunstlab.
  • The students' speech, by SUT President Sigve Lieberg Stieng.
  • Video greeting from Henrik Asheim, Minister of Research and Higher Education.


Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Opus 44, 1st movement

  • Harald Aadland, first violin
  • Ragna Rian, second violin
  • Are Sandbakken, viola
  • Bjørg Lewis, cello
  • Christopher Park, piano


Singalong, Gaudeamus Igitur

  • Text second verse of T.E.A.nonymus
  • Organ: Inger-Lise Ulsrud


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Published: Jun 11, 2021 — Last updated: Jun 2, 2022