School of Music to Host Øystein Baadsvik for Two-Day Residency, Recital

Baadsvik is an internationally renowned tuba player.


Øystein Baadsvik

Øystein Baadsvik, Norwegian tuba virtuoso, is the only tuba virtuoso to create a career exclusively as a soloist rather than being a member of an orchestra or teaching. He has traveled around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and recording artist.

His next stop is Texas Tech University at 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 12) in the Hemmle Recital Hall. Baadsvik will perform with pianist Nataliya Sukhina, and it will be free and open to the public. The performance will feature two original works by Baadsvik: “Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra” and “Ordner Seg (It’ll be Alright).”

“In Trondheim, where I live, the sun is absent during large stretches of the winter. One day in February, I was in my kitchen cooking as the sun shone through the window for the first time that year,” Baadsvik said about the second piece. “Along with the sun, a simple, peaceful melody appeared, like a gift, ready to be orchestrated.” 

While here, Baadsvik also will offer two classes: a brass clinic at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 11) in the Choir Hall (Room 010) in the School of Music and a tuba/euphonium master class at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 11) in the Talkington Hall of the Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St.

CONTACT: Kevin Wass, professor, tuba and euphonium, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8374 or

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The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.

Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.