Alf Wilhelm Lundberg

Alf Wilhelm Lundberg

Guitarist, pianist and composer with a diploma from the Jazz- department of the conservatory at NTNU in Trondheim. After 4 years there with extra lessons in composing and arranging, he won the 1st prize as guitarist competing with over 280 talented musicians from all over the world during the only one time;-) during the Umbria Jazz Clinics in 2003. Afterwards he also studied guitar with Adam Rogers in New York, Nelson Veras in Paris and classical guitar with Jarl Strømdal in Trondheim since 2007. Has toured parts of U.K., Poland, Sweden, Finland, Italy and France as a sideman with the bands "All Strings Trio", "Faces" and "Kofi/Makowski Quartet", and played at some of the greatest jazzfestivals in Europe such as Kongsberg Jazzfestival, London Jazzfestival & Umbria Jazz. He also won several awards in Norway, amongst those Statoils Sildajazz Award and an Art Scholarship from the Municipality of Haugesund. Has been praised as one of the greatest guitarplayers in Norway and comparisons has been made to jazz- and classical-giants such as Egberto Gismonti, Keith Jarrett & Andres Segovia by critics in Norway. He received in 2008 a grant from The Art Fund from the state of Norway in order to promote his work as a composer. Had its national breakthrough as a guitarist, pianist and composer with the band & debutcd "Norchestra" which was released in February 2008 on the label Norcd and received great reviews by all major jazzreviewers in Norway.



Born: 08.05.1979 (Haugesund)

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