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Bente Illevold

Bente Illevold (b. 1983) comes from Rendalen in Østerdalen, Norway and plays the euphonium. Over the past few years, she has left her mark as an innovative performer and has gained recognition for her performances of several new works for the instrument, both at home and abroad.

Bente is passionate about expanding the euphonium repertoire and allowing the instrument to unfold in new constellations and contexts and has commissioned seven major works for the euphonium, and even more chamber music. She works daily as a freelance musician and is regularly invited as a guest teacher at the country’s educational institutions and as a soloist at international festivals.

Bente also works as a band conductor and teacher and is passionate about her work with youths. She is the euphonium player in the Northern Lights Duo and in Elvebyen messingkvartett, she also arranges music for brass ensembles and wind bands.

Bente is an international S.E. Shires Company Euphonium artist and was the company`s first pick as their first female and European euphonium artist. Bente performs on Shires Q41 Euphonium and mouthpieces from Doug Elliott. She also works closely and cooperates with the Norwegian dealer Polar Brass. Her debut album “Klangen fra de dype skoger” was published in 2020, and her second album “Alene” was released in November of 2021. Both album was well-received on the global stage
of euphonium performance. 

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