The norwegian cellist, Amalie Stalheim began playing cello at the ageof 6 at Bergen culture school. She is currently studying for her bachelor at Edsberg manor, the Royal College Of Music in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof. Torleif Thedéen. She is the only cellist To be accepted to the school the last two years.
At the elite school Edsberg manor, Amalie is one of 25 hand-picked students. She is studying with the best teachers and plays a lot of chamber music with her fellow students. The last year, Amalie has held solo and chamber music concerts in Stockholm; the latest with Konstantin Bogino. Amalie has participated in distinguished master classes and courses with Gavriel Lipkin, Francis Gouton, Dora Schwarzberg, Stephan Barratt Due, Henning Kraggerud, Robert Rozek and Truls Mørk.
In 2009 Amalie was one of four out of 150 applicants who after audition was picked to the so called "Concervatory class" at Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo. At Barratt Due she was one of twelve most talented young musicians from Norway. She won the first prize in the Youth Competition in Norway with 25/25 points. Later she was a semi finalist in the big competition of Norwegian broadcasting "Virtuoso". The competition was broadcasted on the classical radio station P2.
Amalie has played solo and chamber music concerts in Norway, Swede, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and China.
Despite her age, Amalie is already one of the most sought-after cellists in Norway. Amalie has repeatedly been invited to play at festivals, including Fartein Valen Festival (Norway), 2009 and 2011 and the Bergen International Festival (Norway), 2010 and 2011.
Last summer Amalie was invited as a Young Artist to the Chamber music festival in Lyckå, Sweden. She preformed also as a soloist at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and at the Percussion festival in Helsinki.
This fall, Amalie will preform as a soloist with the Royal Acadamy Symphony Orchestra.
Amalie plays on a French cello built by Collin-Mezin in 1890.