Per Hannevold

Instrumental Focus

  • bassoon

Per Hannevold has been principal bassoon of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since 1979. Mr. Hannevold is a professor at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen and has been a member of the Bergen Wind Quintet since 1981. Mr. Hannevold has presented master classes internationally and has served as a juror-educator at bassoon conventions in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He also performed at a Lincoln Center concert honoring the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2014, he premiered a new piece called Mongolian Impressions by Aspen alumnus and composer Xinyan Li, which was performed in Aspen in the summer of 2015. In 2016, he celebrated the 21st anniversary of his Nordic Bassoon Symposium in Bergen. Mr. Hannevold studied in Oslo and Stockholm, and later in the U.S. with Harold Goltzer and Louis Skinner. His latest CD, Music for Per, includes works by David Maslanka and Øivind Westby, and Lassen’s Strange Interlude No. 3 in which he imitates rock-guitar riffs. He has studied conducting with Aldo Ceccato and Sergiu Celibidache. Dedicated to teaching, Mr. Hannevold has been an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1993.