"Magical guitar evening by Tormund Blikra Vea"
”In the evening, the Festival‘s programme continued with a mesmerizing performance by very young guitarist Tormund Blikra Vea…”
”Presenting a classical programme in the sense that the young performer opted for Sonatas and large-scale works rather than ‘bis’ pieces that one normally associates with the guitar showed the intelligent choice of the guitarist. He kept the ‘bis’ piece for the encore, namely, a passionate Villa-Lobos piece that went down extremely well with the audience.”
”What was immediately evident in this performance was the guitarist’s extremely clean and clear articulation.”
* From my concert at the "Victoria International Arts Festival" on Malta
Tormund Vea (born 1993) is a classical guitarist from Stavanger who, after several international and national awards, is considered one of the most promising young musicians in the country. He began his studies with Dr. Zafer Özgen in Stavanger before moving to Oslo to study with Prof. Erik Stenstadvold. After finishing his master degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, with professor Ricardo Gallén and Otto Tolonen, he got accepted into the Soloist Programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
Tormund has featured in several major international competitions and won
2. Prize in the "Uppsala International Guitar Competition" and 3. Prize in the "Weimar International Guitar Competition" in Germany. In the period 2008-2014 he won 6 first prizes in the final of the Youth Music Competition in Oslo. Tormund regularly plays in different chamber music ensembles and has played solo concerts in Spain, Malta and Finland.