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Arne Brattland

About: Arne Brattland

  • Role : Music Tuition, Workshops
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  • Experience : 40 years
  • Specialist in : Classical guitar, workshops, ukulele, music theory

Arne was born in northern Norway and studied classical guitar at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo (with Danielsen and Stenstadvold) where he obtained his Master Degree. Later on he studied for several years in London (with Duarte, Russell, Biberian, Nigel North and Bonell) and had a successful Wigmore Hall debut in 1988.  Arne has been one of the most gifted players to emerge from Scandinavia during the 1980's and 90's, and he has toured many countries around the globe. Several prominent Norwegian composers have written works for him, and he has also become known for his tasteful and imaginative arrangements and performances of music by Edvard Grieg, which can be heard on several of his recordings. Arne has in the past joined a number of chamber groups, often resulting in recordings. This includes the Omega Players, London Guitar Orchestra, the Lyric Guitar Trio (with Warn and Burley), The Rodrigo Trio (with Burley and Bruinsma), the English Guitar Duo (with Burley), the oboe-guitar duo with Swedish oboist Helen Rosing and the mixed ensemble KammeRana in Norway. He currently performs with the Arctic Guitar Trio, Norway (with Davidsen and Strømdal), and in the Adamson-Brattland Guitar Duo with his guitarist wife Debra Adamson. Arne is a thorough and inspiring teacher, and has regularly been invited by music colleges to give masterclasses and recitals. His style is fun and engaging, connecting well with young students and he achieves consistently high results in ABRSM exams. Arne has also been adjudicating for exams and music festivals in England and Ireland and he is a regular tutor at Dillington Classical Guitar Summer School, plus has tutored at the Guitar Festival of Great Britain, West Dean and Urchfont guitar week ends. He also has experience in classroom music teaching for key stage 1 and 2, he teaches ukulele (chords and finger style), and in later years has developed his interest in world music and delivering music workshops to schools.