Violinmaking School: "Istituto Professionale Internazionale per l'Artigianato Liutario e del Legno "A. Stradivari" " in Cremona.

Toneheim Folk High School, Hamar, Norway, mainly education in music.

12 years in the Vestfold Waldorf School, Tønsberg, Norway, finished with the final exam: "Construction of a cello".

Working experience

May 2009- June 2010
Coordinator for the Ole Bull Celebration at the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (part-time)
Planning and participating at the exhibition which consisted of 13 late del Gesú violins and 12 old instruments from the Dextra Musica collection, in addition to showing the work of modern makers. I also organized a violinmaking workshop where seven makers made one violin together during 6 weeks in the museum.

May 2006- December 2012
Dextra Musica AS, (Savings Bank Foundation DnBNOR), Oslo, Norway (part-time)
Maintained and looked after the instrument collection.

Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2005
Worked with violinmaker David Wiebe in Woodstock, NY, USA with the kind support of The Norway-America Association

June 2003, June 2004, June 2005 and June 2007
VSA Oberlin Violinmaking Workshop, Ohio, USA

July 2000 -
Violinmaker Jacob von der Lippe, running my own workshop in Oslo, Norway
I make new instruments in the violin family. Full-time making since February 2002.

Aug. 2000 - Feb. 2002
Hornaas Musikk A/S, Oslo
Worked part-time as a violinmaker with maintenance, repairs and set-up of stringed instruments.

Jan. 2000 - June 2000
Worked full-time at home under the supervision of violinmaker Edgar Russ in Cremona

Jan. 1999 - Dec. 1999
Carlson, Cacciatori & Neumann Workshop, Cremona, Italy
Worked full-time as a journeyman in the workshop "Carlson Cacciatori & Neumann" in Cremona, under the leadership of Silvio Levaggi.

Sept. 1998 - Dec. 1998
Carlson, Cacciatori & Neumann Violin Workshop, Cremona
Worked full-time as a journeyman. Made a violin for my final exam.

Sept. 1996 - June 1997
Violinmaker Edgar Russ, Cremona
Worked part-time as a journeyman.

Aug. 1997, Aug. 1996 and Sept. 1994
Hornaas Musikk A/S, Oslo
Worked part-time as a violinmaker with set-up of stringed instruments.

Member of:

Entente Internationale des Luthiers et Archetiers
Norsk Instrumentmakerforening

I have participated at the following violinmaking competitions:

VSA Violin and Bow Making Competition, Cincinnati, USA, 2002
The Strad Cello and Bow Making Competition, Manchester, England, 2001 and 2007.
2enne Concours International de Lutherie et d'Archéterie de la ville de Paris, France, 1999