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“His rendering of my concerto far surpasses anything a composer might hope for”

John Williams - composer

Baadsvik is a player of exceptional skill.

BBC Music Magazine

…his capacity for lyricism in a recording that emancipates the tuba from its Cinderella role with ear-catching panache. Baadsvik shows that anything a violin can do, a tuba can do too.

The Daily Telegraph, England

This is a CD that makes you happy. Top score for interpretation, technical quality and repertoire.

Phono Forum, Germany

Phenomenal virtuosity. A recording that has the best possibility of opening the ears of a large and curious audience.

Aftenposten, Norway

Baadsvik’s tuba, a lyrical revelation.

The Age, Melbourne, Australia

Critics’ Choice, Gramophone 12/2007 “Subterranean beauty, stunningly played by tubist Øystein Baadsvik.”

Ivan Moody, Gramophone

It is a true joy to hear the interaction between the orchestra, the choir and the soloist. They are creating highlight after highlight with wonderful music.

Veronika Søum, Adresseavisen

Fantastically accomplished practitioner of the esoteric

Daniel J. Wakin, New York Times

Quite a showcase for a superb player

Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 - England

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Fnugg Red on Hong Kong "national" TV. Ben Pierce and I was interviewed and played a world premiere of the duet version of Fnugg Red last week. Much fun!
Sheet music available here: http://www.ovationmusic.com/fnuggredeuphoniumandtuba
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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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Looking forward to the Asia Tuba Euphonium festival this week! On my way to Hong Kong. ... See MoreSee Less

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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