Anna Margrethe Nilsen
She has been praised for her “virtuosity, expressiveness and a very wise convergence of sensitive interpretative lines together with an exquisite melodic treatment” (“Ritmo” Magazine). At the age of nine she made her solo debut with the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, and later soloed with the Bergen Philharmonic, Kaliningrad Chamber, Trondheim Symphony, Kristiansand Symphony, Bærum and Asker Symphony, Novgorod Chamber, Norwegian Opera, Galician Chamber, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia, St. Petersburg State Symphony and Belarussian State Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Oslo Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, and with distinguished artists like Lars Anders Tomter, Guy Braunstein, Liza Fershtman, Henri Demarquette, the American String Quartet, Paul Neubauer, Amanda Forsyth and Pinchas Zukerman.
She started her studies with Professor Isaac Schuldman, and obtained a Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Nilsen is a winner of the competitions Sparre Olsen (Norway), Eisenberg-Fried (New York), Lillian Fuchs (New York) and National Violin Competition for Youth (Norway), and has received the Medal of Honor of Málaga. She has recorded works by Szymanowski, Bartók and Grieg for the Centaur Records label. Recent and upcoming highlights include performances as a soloist with the Santiago National Unitersity Orchestra (Chile), Leon Youth Orchestra, Galamian Academy Orchestra and Barratt Due Chamber Orchestra, recitals and chamber music appearances with Pinchas Zukerman (New York), at the Røros Winter Festival (Norway) and Miami International Piano Festival (Florida), and cd-recordings of works by Busoni, Granados and Brustad. She is the co-founder and professor of violin at the Galamian International Academy (Málaga), and co-founder and director of Málaga Clásica festival.