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Arve Tellefsen at the Norwegian Labour Party, April 2009

Arve Tellefsen (born 14 December 1936) is a Norwegian violinist.

He was born and raised in Trondheim, Norway. When he was 6 years old, he began playing the violin in 'Trondheims musikkskole' (the music school in Trondheim). In 1955, he begun his studies at the Music Conservatory of Copenhagen and, in 1959, he had his debut in Universitetets Aula, Oslo.

In his long career as a soloist, he has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors. He has made many recordings and received many awards, including the Harriet Cohen International Music Award.

In August 2009 he received an honorary degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music.[1]


  1. ^ "Arve Tellefsen æresdoktor ved Musikkhøgskolen" (in Norwegian). Universitas. xx August 2009. 
Preceded by
Ole Henrik Moe
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
Succeeded by
Liv Ullmann


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