Bente Illevold (b. 1983) comes from Rendalen in Østerdalen and plays the euphonium. Over the past few years, she has left her mark as an innovative performer and has gained recognition for her performances of several new works for the instrument, both at home and abroad. She has a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and has performed with several of the country’s professional bands and orchestras. Bente is passionate about expanding the euphonium repertoire and allowing the instrument to unfold in new constellations and contexts, and has commissioned seven major works for the euphonium. She works daily as a freelance musician and is regularly invited as a guest teacher at the country’s educational institutions and as a soloist at international festivals. She also works as a school band conductor, and is passionate about her work with youths. Bente is the euphonium player in the Northern Lights Duo. Bente also arranges music for brass ensembles and wind bands.
Bente is an international S.E. Shires Company Euphonium artist, and was the company`s first pick as their first female and European euphonium artist. Bente performs on Shires Q41 Euphonium and mouthpieces from Doug Elliott. She also work close and cooperate with the Norwegian dealer Polar Brass.
If you want to know more about me you can read a interview with me on Harold Hernande Lozano`s blog: https://inbbflat.blogspot.com/2020/05/between-tubas-and-euphoniumsbente.html?fbclid=IwAR29_ZJq-HY1noLs_Mn_ofArhCeRTlcUjFL_FDrgFK4_kfHas9Yxo6AqrH8