Rolf Lislevand

Rolf Lislevand (30 December 1961 in Oslo, Norway),[1] is a Norwegian performer of Early music specialising on lute, vihuela, baroque guitar and theorbo.

Rolf Lislevand
Born (1961-12-30) 30 December 1961 (age 60)
GenresContemporary and classical music
Instrument(s)Lute, vihuela, baroque guitar, theorbo


From 1980 to 1984, Lislevand studied classical guitar at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In 1984 he entered the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, under the tutelage of lutenists Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois up to 1987 when he moved to Italy.[2] From 1990 he was a teacher at the conservatory in Toulouse, France, from 1993 professor at the Music Academy in the German town of Trossingen.[1]

Since his first album as main artist with works from the "Libro Quarto d'intvolatura di Chitarrone" by composer Hieronymus Kapsberger, he had gained various awards: Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, 10 de Répertoire, etc.

In 1991 he played as part of the sound-track to the French film Tous les Matins du Monde together with the viol player Jordi Savall, with whom he has had an extensive collaboration.[1]

Lislevand's son André Lislevand plays the viola da gamba.


Discography (in selection)Edit

Solo albumsEdit



  1. ^ a b c "Rolf Lislevand". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  2. ^ "Rolf Lislevand". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  3. ^ "Rolf Lislevand". Discography. Retrieved 2016-07-21.

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Preceded by Recipient of the classical music Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by