Øystein Baadsvik, Guest Artist Tuba Recital Oct 23

Posted on October 16, 2023 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Guest Artist Tubist Øystein Baadsvik

Øystein Baadsvik will perform in a guest artist tuba and piano recital on Monday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Baadsvik is internationally recognized as one of the world's best tubists and his concert in Mobile is a part of his "2023 Octubatour."  Music on the program will include works by composers Plau and Piazzolla, as well as three pieces by Baadsvik himself. (See "Performer Bio" below.)

Tickets for this Department of Music concert will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

This concert is presently scheduled to appear on the USA Department of Music Live Stream page available on our website. Please check this linked site for more up-to-date information about watching this performance virtually -- www.southalabama.edu/music/livestream

For information about the Department of Music at the University of South Alabama, proceed to our website -- www.southalabama.edu/music

Performer Bio

Bornin Trondheim, Norway, Øystein Baadsvik’s international reputation was established in 1991 when he was awarded two prizes at the prestigious Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva, Switzerland. His virtuoso technique and extraordinary musicality as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist have allowed him to carve out a career that has taken him around the globe.
With over 5 million views on YouTube, Øystein Baadsvik is sought after world-wide and has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Taipei National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and the Warsaw Philharmonic. 

The driving force behind Øystein’s career has always been the joy of musical exploration. He has premiered over 50 solo works by composers and has expanded the tuba repertoire with his own compositions. In 2017 he gave the first TEDx Talk about the tuba. Øystein works constantly to expand the boundaries of his instrument, performing solo repertoire, chamber music and collaborating with jazz and rock musicians.His developments of new techniques for tuba have been used in a number of recent compositions.

Voted one of the top ten brass players in history by Classic FM listeners, Øystein is an active recording artist whose albums receive unstinting praise.In 2018 he will release his twelfth solo album, a collaboration with the legendary Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam. The album will feature a double concerto for Indian violin, tuba and orchestra.

In demand as an educator, Øystein tours the United States each fall during his Octubatour and presents recitals, master classes and tuba clinics at leading universities throughout the United States including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Northwestern University, University of Maryland, University of Texas and the University of Wisconsin.

Øystein studied with the celebrated tuba player Harvey Phillips at Indiana University and with the legendary Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Øystein compositions, recordings, news,repertoire and reviews can be found on his website: baadsvik.com.

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