Born in 1972, Marianna Thorsen is a leading Norwegian violinist known for such achievements as being the first prize winner at the 2003 Sion International Violin Competition in Switzerland.
She has performed concertos with such major orchestras as the BBC Symphony, the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Prague Philharmonia, Trondheim Soloists and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. In the future, she is scheduled to return as a soloist with the Philharmonia, Oslo Philharmonic and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestras.
As soloist and director, Marianne is touring the complete Mozart Violin Concertos in Norway this season with the Trondheim Soloists.
She performed at the premiere of a violin concerto dedicated to her by composesr Ketil Hvoslef in 2004 with the Trondheim Symphony. Her next performance of this in 2005 with Oslo Philharmonic under Vassily Sinaisky was broadcast on national television in Norway.
Further to her achievements as a performing musician, she also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, London and is a Professor at the Trondheim Conservatoire of Music.
Marianna Thorsen is leader of the Nash Ensemble who are seen often at British music festivals and are regularly heard on radio, at the South Bank, the BBC Proms and at nationwide music clubs. They also have a regular series at Wigmore Hall.
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