She had her first performance with The Oslo Philharmonics ten years old, in 1981, when she was a soloist at a childrens concert conducted by Mariss Jansons. She was anew a soloist with The Oslo Philharmonics in 1982. She’s since been a soloist with all the major Norwegian philharmonic orchestras, and she’s performed in numerous countries.
Today she is the 1st Concertmaster in The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. She’s also performing as a solois with renowned orchestras and conductors around the world. She’s previously been Concertmaster in a total of nine years with Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Westdeutsche Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester in Cologne.
Båtnes is also an experienced chamber musician, and has performed in numerous festivals with renowned Norwegian pianists like Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse, Sveinung Bjelland and Einar Henning Smebye. She’s furthermore been in the award winning Vertavo Quartet. With Håvard Gimse on the piano she released the CD ”Bartók” in 2008, containing Béla Bartók’s violin music (Simax Classics). In 2010 she released the Mozart/Brahms clarinet quintets with Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group (LAW Classics).
Elise Båtnes plays the ”Arditi”, made by Antonio Stadivarius in 1689, on loan from the foundation Sparebankstiftelsen DNB / Dextra Music.
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Elise Båtnes can be heard in the following tine@munch concerts:
Opening concert, Thursday June 12, 7:30 pm
Late Night Special, Friday June 13, 9:30 pm
"Blossoming", Saturday June 14, 5 pm
"Water", Saturday June 14, 7:30 pm
TTHQ and guests, Saturday June 14, 10 pm