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 began 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.
1984 aircraft emergency
In February 1984 he participated in an emergency evacuation on an SAS flight that ended up in the water off of JFK airport.
Prizes and Honours
There is a statue of him in his birthtown, Trondheim.
- "Arve Tellefsen æresdoktor ved Musikkhøgskolen". Universitas (in Norwegian). xx August 2009.
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