Julie Hasfjord is a soprano. She was born in 1992 in Trondheim, and grew up in Malvik. In 2012 she won the annual talent-award in Malvik, and received a grant. She completed high school – music department in 2011, and in 2011/2012, she studied classical singing at Birka folk high school in Sweden. There she participated in a master class with Karen Clift.
She started playing the trombone when she was 8 years old. In 2009-2011, she played in the band SKA-frika where she was a part of tours, CD-recordings, wind-band seminars etc. Now she often performs with big bands and wind orchestras around Trondheim and Stavanger, both as a singer and trombone player. She is currently studying at the University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance with Bettina Smith, and will finish her bachelor degree in 2016.
During her studies so far, she has taken part in master classes with Sasja Hunnego, Professor Karl-Peter Kammerlander and Richard Barker. In December, she will also participate in a master class with Roberto Abondanza.
She has also taken part in opera-productions at the university, among others, as Anne/Juliet in Benjamin Britten’s “Let’s Make an Opera/The Little Sweep”.
In March 2014, she won DMD’s first chamber music contest together with oboist Tuva Hatlelid Mortensen. In September 2014, they performed at the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger. They will also participate in the same festival in 2015, where they will perform in Vienna.