Thor-Erik Fjellvang


eventmanager, artist

Studies in Musicology, Media Studies & Religion, B.A., M.A. (Musicology).

Fundraised for, planned and founded The Salvation Army Open Music School in Oslo, giving children from all backgrounds the possibility to learn to play an instrument. Through a combination of public grants and private sponsorships we were able to offer scholarships to students from families with limited financial resources.

Work as a freelance pianist, keyboardist, arranger, composer. Wide-ranging experience as a keyboard player, musical director and/or arranger for a variety of ensemble types + for recordings, broadcasts, tours, major corporate and church-related events.

2012-2016 head of cultural events at The Norwegian Seamen's Church / The Norwegian Church & Cultural Center in Manhattan, NY. The Church's sanctuary and the Trygve Lie Gallery are venues for 40+ concerts, gallery exhibitions, performances and talks per year. The Church holds Lutheran morning services every Sunday. The NSC aims to be a home away from home for Norwegians abroad in a social, cultural and religious sense.

Among the responsibilities of the Cultural Director: booking and long-term planning of events and weekly programs, facilitating performances and concerts, fundraising, both generally and specifically for larger events, maintaining and updating donor database + online and print communications.

Since 2016 work as program director and booking at Kulturkirken Jakob, Norway's most unique concert and event space in cooperation with with KKV (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

Tags Spiritual Jazz/Sacred Jazz, Free Jazz, Crossover, Modern Jazz, World Music, Organ & Jazz