Nikolaj Lund

Amalie Stalheim


Amalie Stalheim (b. 1993) in Norway, is one of the most promising young artists in the Nordic countries.

In 2018 she won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize in 2018, and since then, she has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras including Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others. The jury expressed their decisions this way: "Her technical brilliance goes hand in hand with a responsive and personal expression, and we are looking forward to seeing her perform in the world’s greatest concert halls for many years and inspire new generations of young musicians".

Highlights for the season 2020/2021 includes soloist performances with Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Theater, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Gavle Symphony Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra and The National Norwegian Youth Orchestra. She is also going to world premiere three new written cello concertos. She will record Lasse Thoresen Cello concerto with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Storgards at LAWO Record label, and she will also record Knut Vaage cello concerto commissioned by Stalheim.

Stalheim has been awarded prizes and scholarships from international festivals and foundations, such as Firmenich Prize at the Verbier Festival, Anders Wall Scholarship and Klæstads Legat. She won the first prize in Yamaha's Europe Music Competition in 2016, and the same year she won one of the major Swedish music competitions, Ljunggren Classical Music Competition. During the season 2018-2020, Amalie Stalheim was chosen as “Artist in Residence” at the Swedish Radio P2.

As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Amalie has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott, Christian Ihle Hadland, Polina Leschenko, Benjamin Schmid and Lars Anders Tomter. She appears frequently at the Bergen International Festival, Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, Rosendal Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival and Hindsgavl Festival.

Stalheim has graduated from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music - Edsberg Castle, and The Norwegian Academy of Music. She has studied with professor Torleif Thedéen and professor Kathryn Stott. Stalheim holds a master degree in Solo performance from Sweden (2018), and a Diploma degree in Solo Performance from Norway (2019).

Amalie Stalheim plays on a cello built by F. Ruggieri (1687) generously lent to her by Anders Sveaas Foundation in Norway.