Markus Eriksen is a freelance classical musician. He holds a Masters degree in Cello from the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Markus has worked with several professional symphony orchestras, both as a soloist and as chamber musicians, nationally as well as internationally. Markus relocated to Longyearbyen this year, and he works as a music teacher at Longyearbyen Skole and Kulturskolen. He is also the conductor for Longyearbyen Big Band, and he is soon taking over as conductor for the choir Tundradundrene.