JØRN EIVIND SCHAU | Co-founder & Music Director
Jørn Eivind Schau was trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo. He has served with the major Norwegian orchestras, and was affiliated with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra for several years. He is a full time Associate Professor at the University of Agder, and has also held teaching posts at the University of Tromsø and the University of Trondheim.
Schau is a frequent artist at international festivals and flute conventions. As a concert flautist and University master-clinician he has visited Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England, Poland, Germany, Hungary, France, Turkey and the US. He regularly gives courses for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte (Germany) and has published articles, book-chapters and forewords to publications at Edition Svitzer (Denmark), Ars Nova (Poland) and Musikkforlaget (Norway). Being an experienced adjudicator he has served as member of jury-panels for several International competitions, most recently: French National Flute Competition in Nice, France 2010; Second International Flute Competition in Izmir, Turkey 2012; European Flute Ensemble Competition in Freiburg, Germany 2013; International Flute Ensemble Competition in Monaco 2014, and for the Maxence Larrieu International Flute Competition, France (the European Prize) in 2015.
His special interest for flute ensembles and music for multiple flutes has led to numerous workshops in Europe and the US, and close collaboration with composers to expand the flute ensemble repertoire. The discography includes work-dedications by Trygve Madsen, Hans Magne Græsvold, UiA- colleagues Konrad Øhrn and Terje Mathisen, and Baroque concertos by Bach, Händel and Vivaldi.
Schau initiated the Norwegian Flute Society in 2009 and became the society`s first chair. He has been Artistic Director of the annual Norwegian Flute Festival since 2011.
He was co-managing the EEA/Norway Grant project Culture for integration- European Flute Forum 2013-2014. In 2014 he received the education-award at the University of Agder. In 2015 he co-founded the Council of European Flute Associations and has since then been a member of its steering-committee. http://flautists.eu/board/
Jørn Schau is a Sankyo Flute Artist, Japan