Amalie Stalheim, cellist and master's student at KMH/Edsberg Manor is one of five young musicians who have been nominated for the Statoil talent scholarship of no less than one million Norwegian kroner.
Amalie Stalheim has had a busy year with many successes, while studying for KMH Professor Thorleif Thedéen at Edsberg Manor. As previously reported, in 2015 Amalie won the first prize in the Ljunggrenska competition, one of Sweden's foremost in classical music, with the motivation: "For an intimate and extremely delicate chamber music-making with superb sense of color and timing".
This year her performances as a soloist include concerts with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Saint-Saëns), Gothenburg University Symphony Orchestra (Elgar), Bergen University Orchestra and the St. Matthew's Symphony (Dvorak).
Amalie was named "Young Soloist 2016" by Swedish Arts Sörmland.
The Statoil talent scholarship is awarded to classical musicians who are between the age of 18 and 28, to further their careers and their international development.
The scholarship will be awarded on December 6 at the Statoil Autumn Concert.
Other nominees are Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde (violin), Sandra Leid Haga (cello), Joachim Carr (piano) and Bror Thomas Tødenes (tenor).