Ludvig Gudim

Biography

Ludvig Gudim, 20, born in Oslo, Norway, is the winner of the Juilliard Violin Competition and numerous national and international awards. He won 3rd prize in the prestigious international Menuhin Competition junior division in 2014. He also has won the Norwegian Soloist Prize, represented Norway in the Eurovision Young Musicians contest in Cologne, and was named Norway’s Young Musicians Competition “Musician of the Year.” In 2016, he won 2nd prize at the Princess Astrid International Violin Competition.

As a soloist, Ludvig has appeared with numerous orchestras around the world including the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphonic Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Oslo Camerata and London’s Orpheus Sinfonia. He also has been the concertmaster of Young Strings of Norway for several years. The Korean Herald has described him as “a world-class concertmaster.”

A keen chamber musician, Ludvig has performed with highly acclaimed musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Janine Jansen, Alisa Weilerstein, Kathy Stott, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Anders Tomter, Ivry Gitlis and musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic. He has participated in The Verbier Festival, “Chamber Music Connects the World” at the Kronberg Academy and Bergen International Festival.

Ludvig has studied violin since the age of five and from 2007 was a student at Norway’s Barratt Due Institute of Music with Stephan Barratt-Due and Henning Kraggerud. In 2013 he began travelling to New York to participate in the Perlman Music Program. He is currently pursuing his bachelor of music degree at Juilliard with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin.

Ludvig plays a 1710 Antonio Stradivari, generously on loan from the Anders Sveaas Foundation.

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