Njord Kårason Fossnes

Papillondeltaker, Bratsj

Musical Education:

2017: Pre-College: Barratt Due Institute of Music and Edvard Munch High School

Viola Professor: Ida Bryhn and Violin Professor: Bård Monsen

2012: Young Talent Program, Barratt Due Institute of Music

Viola Professor: Ida Bryhn and Violin Professor: Alf Richard Kraggerud

2004: Suzuki groups with Anne-Berit Halvorsen


Masterclasses with Maxim Rysanov, Ulf Wallin, Christoph Schiller, Mikhail Zemtsov, Dora Schwarzberg, Wienfried Rademacher, Soon-Mi Chung Barratt-Due and Lars Anders Tomter.


Solos with orchestras or in Public concerts:

Sept 2018: ARD Competition in Munich

Sept. 2018 Solo recital at Barrat-Due: Solo program before ARD

Dec 2017: Soloist with Bartok Viola Concerto with Barratt Due Young Symphony Orchestra

Astona Summer Academy 2017: Opening Concert: Robert Schumann Märchenbilder

Valdres Festival 2017: J. S. Bach, Suite no. 3

Astona Summer Academy 2016: Opening Concert: Max Reger, Suite in g minor

Valdres Festival 2016: Max Reger Suite in g minor

April 2016: Soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Gamle Logen in Oslo

Sept. 2015: Public Concert in Music Academy, Oslo: Johannes Brahms, Sonata in Eb major

Astona Summer Academy 2015: Opening Concert: Johannes Brahms, Sonata in Eb major

Mai 2015: Harpa Festival, Iceland: Henryk Wieniawski, Capriccio-Valse

Feb. 2015: Chetham School of Music: J. S. Bach, Suite no. 5

Sept. 2014: Official Opening of Majorstuen skole: Arne Nordheim, Partita für Paul

Oct. 2013: Soloist at the 25 Jubilee of Suzukifiolinistene: Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov, Coque d’or

Aug. 2012: Soloist with Lars Anders Tomter and orchestra in Telemann: Double Concerto for 2 violas

June 2012: Guest soloist in Dora Schwarzberg’s concert at Valdres Festival with Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen

June 2011: Guest soloist at Valdres Festival with Schubert: Sonatina in g minor

Dec. 2010: Soloist in Bach Double Concerto with Marius Westling and Hamar String Orchestra.

Sept 20th 2008: Soloist with Dvorak: Humoresque in Trollsalen in Bergen


Chamber music:

Rondo String Quartet

From August 2008: Viola player in the Rondo String Quartet:

Concerts in Oslo Quartet Series, Oslo: 2014, 2015 and 2017

Concerts in New York: 2015, Wales: 2014, Italy: 2012

1st prize in Norwegian Young Musicians UMM 2013

1st prize in Midgard Competition 2013 and 2016

Festival Chamber groups:

Oslo Chamber Music Festival: Aug 2016: Shostakovich no 3 with Apollon String Quartet

Oslo Quartet Series: May 2017: Stravinsky: Tree Pieces and Shostakovich Octet with Apollon and Vertavo String Quartets

Valdres 2017: Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence and Brahms Sextet no 1 in Bb major

Astona 2015: Haydn Sunrise at Galla Concert

Astona 2016: Beethoven op 18 no 1 at Galla Concert

Astona 2017: Beethoven op 59 no 1 at Galla Concert



2016: Plays concert together with Oslo Philharmonic

2016, 2017 and 2018: Participating in the Crescendo program: Ung Filharmoni

2018: Group leader of viola group in Ung Filharmoni









2017:1st prize for strings in the national: Norwegian Young Musicians: UMM

              Ligeti: Viola Sonata, Hindemith: Op 11 no 5 and Nielsen Violin Concerto

2016: Ånun Lund Rej Fund             

2015: 1st prize for strings in Midgardkonkurransen

Bach Solo Suite no 5: Preludium, Brahms: Sonata in Eb major, 1. mov. and own composed viola sonata



Etyde for Oslo Philharmonic 2018

Viola Sonata: 2015

Two String Quartets: 2013, and 2011

Duets for 2 violins (2016), clarinet and cello (2011) violin and piano (2009)

Violin solo: 2011