Pianist and Professor of Music Performance and head of "Master Programme in Music Performance or Composition" at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. Project leader of artistic research project "(Un-) Settling Styles and Sights: in Search of New Expressive Means" as part of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. PhD in 2006 at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, "Establishing a Norwegian Piano Tradition: Interpretive aspects of Edvard Grieg's Ballade op.24, Geirr Tveitt's Sonata no.29 op.129 and Fartein Valen's Sonata no.2 op.38". Member of Valen Trio and improvisation ensemble Le Jury. Recordings on LAWO, SIMAX, AURORA and HERMERA.