Ólavur Jakobsen


1964 –

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Who is Ólavur Jakobsen?

Ólavur Jakobsen, classical guitarist, born 1964 in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Ingolf Olsen and received his diploma exam in 1995. Further studies in Paris with French guitarist Roland Dyens. Has participated in masterclasses with e.g. Sir Julian Bream and David Russell.

Olavur Jakobsen is the first Faroese classical guitarist to hold a master degree and performing on a professional level. As soloist and chamber musicians he has toured extensively all over Europe, South Africa and the United States.

He is former member of the Copenhagen based Corona Guita Quartet touring extensively as soloist and chamber musician.

Has premièred a vast number of compositions by Danish and Faroese composers e.g. Per Nørgård, Axel Borup-Jørgensen, Pierre Dørge, Sunleif Rasmussen, Edvard Nyholm Debess, Kár Bæk, Tróndur Bogason and Kristian Blak and has worked with composers as Gavin Bryars and Hsueh-Yung Shen.

Worked as a sessions musician with a number of popular artists e.g. Hanus G., Teitur, Runi Brattaberg and Håkan Hagegård as well as Icelandic Ensemble CAPUT and Danish orchestra Collegium Musicum

Olavur Jakobsen is a sought after arranger and has produced albums for Hanus G. and Aldubáran.

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