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Norwegian Flutist and Flute Teacher, born in Bergen in 1956.
Childhood and youth in Tysnes, Sunnhordland and now living on the beatiful island Austre Åmøy in Stavanger, Norway.
Married, 5 children og 6 grandchildren.

Principal Flute in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO) 1984-present
Austvik is very active, both as Soloist and Chamber Musician in addition to the solo flute job in SSO.
Been taking part in building SSO; as Principal Flute Player and member and leader of many committees for 25 years. From 55 musicians in 1984, to now passing 90. These days the SSO is internationally well-known, is giving concerts all over the world, releasing CD’s and soon; moving in to one of the best Concert Halls in the world, in Stavanger.

Assosiate Professor, University of Stavanger, Music og dance, 1988-present
Has been teaching flute students from all over the world, in Stavanger.

Assosiate Professor, Rogaland Music Conservatory, 1985–1988

Fluteteacher, Stavanger Music School, 1985-present
Has been teaching young flute talents in Stavanger since 1985

Fluteteacher, Bærum Music School 1983–1984
Among his students were Princess Märtha Luise of Norway.

Fluteteacher, Ski Music School, 1983–1984

Flutestudies with:
• Solo Flute Hans Stenseth -Bergen, 1971–1976
• Solo Flute and Professor
Ørnulf Gulbransen -Oslo, 1977-1981
• Solo Flute and Professor
Per Øien -Oslo, 1981–1983
Debut Concert , Universitetets Aula, Oslo – 1983
Diploma (Master) The Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo – 1983
Cand. mag (Bachelor) – The Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo – 1981

Concerts, masterclasses and others

2009, Oct. Concert with Leone Buyse, Michael Webster & Hans Petter Tangen at Bjergsted, Stavanger

2009, Sept. Soloist in JS Bach: Suite in b-minor, with SSO and Fabio Biondi

2009, Feb. Masterclass– Lahti University, Finland

2009 Soloist in Nrk Television from a concert in St.Petri Church, Stavanger, December-08, with oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk and violinist Fabio Biondi and SSO.

2007 Member of the international flute-jury i «37th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition Belgrade». Together with Michel Debost -France, Felix Renggli -Switzerland, Guo Liang Han -China and Ljubisa Jovanovic -Serbia in Belgrade, mars-2007.

2007 Soloist in Harald Sæverud: Divertimento for Flute and Strings, on the label BIS-Records, with SSO and cond. Ole Kristian Ruud.

2006 Premièred Svein Hundsnes: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, with SSO and cond. Hannu Lintu.

Played on many CD’s, as Solo Flute in the SSO, See: www.sso.no

Soloist and Chamber Musician in Norway and abroad, tours for Rikskonsertene, Ny Musikk. Been Flute Soloist on Norwegian Television and Radio, and Soloist with Norwegian Orchestras. Played in the Stavanger International Chambermusic Festival, Bergen International Music Festival, Ultima-Oslo, MaiJazz, UNM and in«Musique et Amitié Festival» in Switzerland.

Played in The Oslo Phiharmonic, The Bergen Phiharmonic, The Norwegian Opera, The Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Taken «Masterclasses» with Jean Pierre Rampal, Andras Adorjan, Robert Aitken, William Bennett and Louis Moyse.

Duo with the Guitarist Njål Vindenes since 1973

1980–85 Member of the Scandivavian New Music Ensemble «Aquarius», Sweden.

1991 Founded «Stavanger New Music Ensemble», given many concerts with them and a CD, still active.

Former students of Austvik is now playing Flute in Orchestras in Norway and abroad.

Giving «Masterclasses» for Powell Flutes, and on; Faculty of Music Arts-Belgrade, The University of Lahti (Finland), The Norwegian Academy of Music, The Grieg Academy- Bergen, Tromsø Music Conservatorium and Toneheim folkehøgskole.

Arranged «Masterclasses» in Stavanger with; William Bennett, Patrick Gallois, Jacques Zoon, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Philippe Pierlot, Alan Weiss, Julie Koidin, Per Øien and Ørnulf Gulbransen.

Been Flute Teacher in Music Seminars for; Norges Musikkorps Forbund and Norsk Skoleorkester Forbund since 1980.

Been leader of New Music, Rogaland, member of the program committee and leader of the audition committee and the artistic committee in the SSO, and member of the Shell Price jury for many years.

Been sensor on flute exams at; The Norwegian Academy of Music, The Grieg Academy Bergen, Tromsø Music Conservatorium and NTNU Trondheim.

Received Klæstads legat, Statens etableringsstipend og reisestipend, Fond for utøvende kunstnere og Fondet til Tysnes Herreds Vel.

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