|Occupation||Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Performer, Musicologist, Teacher|
|Categories||Classical, Contemporary, Soundtrack/Film Music|
Robin Rolfhamre was born in april 1986 and has a Master's Degree of classical guitar with Master Thesis on French Baroque Lute Music from 1650-1700 at The Conservatory of University in Agder, Norway, for Per Kjetil Farstad and Jan Erik Pettersen. He has made performances in Sweden, Norway and Spain both as a soloist with orchestra and chamber constellations, but most frequently as a soloist. Robin has specialized in baroque and contemporary music and he has made several concerts together with electronics. Robin is also in the board Ny Musikk Kristiansand (norwegian section of ISCM). He has played with musicians such as Mathew Hargreeves, Stephan Loges and Nicholas Kraemer, Tove Dahlberg and Thomas Goetchel.
Robin has also studied conducting with David Björkman and Jan Risberg and was in the autumn 2005 employed as conductor for Birkenes hornmusikk (wind orchestra) in Norway, a position he held until 2010. He has also been employed as conductor of the mixed choir Poste Restante. Since 2009 he is the conductor and artistic leader of the new music ensemble Ensemble Suono Nordico, currently consisting of musicians from Agder University and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.
As a composer he has attended lessons for composers such as Per Mårtensson, Tatjana Ristic and Henrik Strindberg. His compositions has been performed at Stockholm New Music Festival in 2005, Ultima Contemporary Music Festival 2005, Geiger Festival 2008 and Kristiansand Church Music Festival 2009. Robin has participated as sound designer in the weather installation Sila in Norway and his music has been performed by musicians such as Duo Gelland, Patrik Karlsson, Swedish Wind Ensemble and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (the wind band).