Norwegian Tuba Player to Perform April 21 at UW

black and white photo of a man playing a tuba
Øystein Baadsvik

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will feature Norwegian tuba player Øystein Baadsvik Sunday, April 21.

Baadsvik will give a free public recital at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. He is internationally known for his virtuoso technique and extraordinary musicality as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.

In 1991, Baadsvik was awarded a two-year grant by the Norwegian state to support his musical endeavors. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, performing works recorded on his CD “Danzas” on the BIS Records label.

With more than 5 million views on YouTube, Baadsvik is sought after worldwide, having performed as a soloist with many renowned orchestras, including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Taipei National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan; Orchestra Victoria in Melbourne, Australia; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; and the Singapore Philharmonic Orchestra.

Driven by the joy of musical exploration, Baadsvik has premiered more than 50 solo works and expanded the tuba repertoire with his own compositions. In 2017, he gave the first TEDx Talk about the tuba.

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email

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