Kristin Hammerseth

Flautist Kristin Hammerseth is a RCM Scholar supported by the Anglo-Norse Award on the Master of
Performance course studying with Professor Emer Mcdonough, Adam Walker and Katie Bedford. She
won the First Prize in the prestigious Norwegian Competition for Youth in 2009, 2011 and 2013, also
being honoured with the Musician of the Year Prize in 2013. In 2010 she won the First Prize in the
Chieri International Music Competition in Italy, and in 2013 she was selected to participate in the
Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan. She is the winner of the Arve Tellefsen Award, the
Chess Award, the Drommestipendet Award and the Sarpr Award. She is the only person who has been
awarded with the prestigious Rwe Dea Scholarship twice. Kristin has performed extensively as a
soloist, and recent performances include playing Reinecke's Flute Concerto with the Bergen
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major
with Oslo Symphony Orchestra.

 

Solo recitals have taken her to festivals and Concert Series across Norway and abroad such as the
Arctic Arts Fesival in the Northern Norway, Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo, Malta and
Concert Halls in Warsaw, Poland and Northern Spain. Furthering her studies, Kristin has performed in
master classes with Philippe Boucly, Philippe Bernold, Andrea Lieberknecht, Sarah Newbold, Wissam
Boustany, Jean Ferrandis, Denis Bouriakov, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Ian Clarke, Per Øien, Mathieu
Dufour, Adam Walker and others. In 2012 she won a scholarship which enabled her to study in
Quebec, Canada with Emmanuel Pahud at the Domaine Forget International Music and Dance
Academy.

 

Kristin is frequently working as a guest player with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Chief Conductor
Vasily Petrenko), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Chief Conductor Edward Gardner), Stavanger
Symphony Orchestra (Chief Conductor Christian Vasquez) and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (Chief
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya). She has also worked with the Arctic Philharmonic, Norwegian
Wind Ensemble, the award-winning ensemble of contemporary music Cikada and with the Oslo
Baroque Orchestra. In November of 2016, Kristin played principal flute in Ravel's complete Daphnis
et Chloé conducted by Bernard Haitink at the Royal College of Music. She recently performed with
the RCM Sympony Orchestra at Buckingham Palace with John Wilson and Maxim Vengerov.Kristin
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music where she
achieved the highest mark possible in her her final Recitals. She is a former guest student at the
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, where she studied with Philippe Boucly and Natalie
Schwaabe.

 

From August to December 2017, Kristin plays Principal Flute with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.