About me


Svein Odland is a guitarist and guitar pedagogue from the Norwegian city of Bodø. After becoming interested in the instrument at an early age through rock and metal music, he developed an interest in the classical guitar from his early teenage years. This resulted in him winning the “Norwegian Music Competition for Youth” at the age of eighteen, and later the same year he would go on to give his first full length recital in “Bodø Kulturhus”.

After this he went on to finish his Bachelor of Music at the “The Norwegian Academy of Music” in Oslo, receiving the highest grade on his final exam concert. He then moved to Maastricht to study with the internationally renowned guitarist and pedagogue Carlo Marchione, where he finished his Master of Music “Cum Laude” in 2009.

During the course of his studies Svein was an active concert performer, playing at various festivals, and performing as a soloist, in chamber music settings, and as a soloist with orchestra.

After completing his studies Svein has dedicated himself to expanding his knowledge of a wide assortment of musical genres. Today he is mainly busy with improvised music, but he enjoys the challenge and variety of working with different musical styles.