About me

Bente Illevold comes from Rendalen, in the eastern part of Norway and plays euphonium. She has studied with Sverre Olsrud at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and finished her Master’s degree in Performance with thesis in 2016. Illevold has played with most of Norways military bands, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and at the Norwegian National Opera. She has recently worked with new music for euphonium, and has collaborated with several composers and premiered several works. The last years she frequently has played solo concerts in the Oslo area, and is also performing in the tuba quartet “All about that bass”.  Illevold lives in Oslo where she works as a freelance musician, conductor and teacher. She is currently studying pedagogy at Barratt Due Institute of Music. Illevold is a Willson performing artist and plays on Willson 2900TA euphonium.


Norwegian Academy of Music; Master’s in Performance with thesis 2014 – 2016
Norwegian Academy of Music; Administration and management 2009 – 2010
Norwegian Academy of Music; Bachelor in euphonium 2005 – 2009
Premiered «Euphoria for euphonium and organ», by Bjarne Volle 2015
Premiered «Nexus un trio concertante», by Keith Elliot Robson 2015
Premiered «Dsdht», by Rune Rebne and Ludvig Elblaus 2015
The University of Oslo, Music, euphonium teacher 2015 – 2016
Premiered «Perforarium», by Bjarne Volle 2011
The Staff band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, euphonium soloist 2008
The Staff band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, conscript musician 2007
Freelance musician 2007 –