The norwegian composer Frank Tveor Nordensten (1955) grew up in Fredrikstad, a small town south of Oslo. He began to compose at the age of 13, about 2 years after he started taking piano lessons. He won several awards while still in his teens and had considerable success as an organ recitalist and champion of rare and avant garde music. He entered the State Academy of Music in Oslo in 1975 and graduated as organist i 1979 and then, in 1981, with a diploma in composition. He studied with Finn Mortensen whose intellectual and musical capacity provided great inspiration and encouragement.
Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c)