Tormod Dalen

France (residence), Norway (citizenship) °1967

Tormod Dalen is a cellist specialised in historical performance practices with a repertoire spanning from the 16th to the early 19th centuries. Based in Paris, he performs as soloist, chamber musician and continuo player throughout Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Principal cellist of French baroque ensemble Le Concert Spirituel, he performs with numerous other specialist ensembles throughout Europe including Les AmbassadeursLe Poème Harmonique and Arte dei SuonatoriHe is also artistic director of the ensemble Ritratto dell’Amore.

Currently professor of Baroque Cello at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles,  he has given lectures and master classes in European institutions such as Scola Cantorum Basilensis, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and the Norwegian Academy of Music.

In 2014, Tormod Dalen completed a PhD in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, with the project 'Zum Spielen und zum Tantzen', a Kinaesthetic Exploration of the Bach Cello Suites through Studies in Baroque Choreography. The research report, published in JAR 11, can be seen here.