ExTempore

MAREN MORREAUNET SELVAAG

piano

Maren M. Selvaag is a musician and artistic director based in Oslo, Norway.

Maren is a young Norwegian composer and improvising pianist . She has a Masters degree in performing jazz piano from the Norwegian Academy of Music and a Bachlor degree from the acknowledged jazz department at the University of Trondheim, NTNU, Norway. She has extensive experience as a band leader and collaborator, and has played concerts in Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, USA, South Africa and India. She has played at festivals and clubs all over Norway.

In 2014 she recorded the album “Ung og Freidig” in legendary Rainbow studio in Oslo, mastered by sound engineer titan Jan Erik Kongshaug.

In 2011 she released her debut album “Raise the Curtain” with the international composers collective Sound Circus.

Maren is the co-leader of the International Network of Female Instrumentalists (INFI), an organization that strives to inspire, recruit and support more women becoming professional instrumentalists. INFI has started a school in Mamelodi, South-Africa, organized summer camps in Norway and Sweden, and been on tour promoting women’s freedom in north east India. In december 2014 INFI went to Rio De Janeiro for musical collaborations, and in 2015 INFI collaborated with schools in Cuba for the same cause.

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