Olav Anton Thommessen biography

Olav Anton Thommessen

Composer

1946 –

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Who is Olav Anton Thommessen?

Olav Anton Thommessen is a Norwegian composer. He trained in the United States earning degrees from Westminster Choir College and Indiana University. He is currently professor of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he has taught since 1972. He won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 1990 for his composition "Gjennom Prisme" for cello, organ and orchestra. Thommessen's compositions include numerous symphonic works, chamber music pieces, and vocal music works. He has written several operas.

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May 16, 1946

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on July 23, 2013

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