Award winning cellist, Amalie Stalheim (b. 1993) has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Gulbenkian Orquestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Amalie has collaborated with conductors such as Edward Gardner, Dalia Stasevska, Patrik Ringborg, Okko Kamu, Anna Maria Helsing, James Gaffigan, Nuno Coelho, Stanislav Kochanovsky. Stalheim is the winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2021 and the Swedish Soloist Prize 2018. She is the winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2021, Swedish Soloist Prize 2018, Ljunggren Competition 2015, Nicholas A. Firmenich Prize from the Verbier Festival 2015.
“Whether she was flying across the strings, playing sublime flageolets, dramatic double stops, lyrical reflections, or using extended techniques, she did so with authority and accuracy.” Klassekampen, 2021
In addition to perform the traditional cello concertos, Amalie is frequently playing and also commissioning new written music from the 21st century. In the upcoming seasons, she will perform and record five new commissioned cello concertos, dedicated to her, written by composers who are based in Scandinavia.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Amalie has collaborated with Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif-Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott, Christian Ihle Hadland, Polina Leschenko, Benjamin Schmid, Lars Anders Tomter.
She appears frequently at the Bergen International Festival, Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, Rosendal Festival, Hemsing Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Hindsgavl Festival. Stalheim has been awarded prizes and scholarships from international festivals and foundations, such as “Firmenich Prize” at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Anders Wall “Giresta” Scholarship in 2019, Forsberg & Aulies Scholarship in 2020, Fegersten Scholarship in 2018 and Sollentuna Culture Scholarship in 2018.
Amalie Stalheim plays on a cello built by F. Ruggieri (1687) generously lent to her by Anders Sveaas Foundation in Norway.