CV

Bjørn-Petter Tøsse (1994)
Musician, composer, producer and sound technician

Discography

2021 “NFT” – Synth on album with Tol_Phuk on Igra Records

2021 “Habitus” – Solo album on Igra Records

2020 “Irish” – Single on Igra Records

2018 Accordion on multiple singles with the band Beddari (NO/FI)

2018 Accordion on three music videos with the band Babayaga (FR) and Stojan Stojanov (MK)

2017 Accordion on EP “Strandza things” with the band Batkakollen (NO)

2019 Accordion on different Norwegian TV commercials

Productions

2021 “Heim til jul” Christmas tour with William Stavik, Anita Gjørven and Simen Bugge.

2021 “Habitus” Solo concert at the Atlantic Ocean Road, release for album with the same name.

2019 “The Bulgarian dance”: A concert with a Bulgarian dance group and some musicians. Tøsse played, arranged the concert and the music.

2019 “Kyrillisk jazz”: Concert arranged by Tøsse together with the bassist Finn Guttormsen and the drummer Jarle Vespestad from Farmers Market, and the saxophonist Gianni Gagliardi, who met Tøsse at the Norwegian Academy of Music when he was an exchange student.

2017-2019 Tours in France with Babayaga and Stojan Stojanov

2018 “Grenseløs musikk”: Concert in Oslo, Arabic folk music project

2017-2020 Concerts with Batkakollen

2017-2018 Concerts with Beddari in Oslo and Tromsø

2015-2016 “Fole te folkemusikk”: Tour in Møre og Romsdal with Norwegian folk music

2015 Soloist with the group “Zajdi, zajdi” on Macedonian state television

2014 Solo concert in Hustad Church

2014 Soloist at the Ilindenski Denovi festival in Bitola

2014 Soloist with the group “Zajdi, zajdi” on Macedonian state television

2013 Soloist with big band at the New Year concert in Molde

2011 My first solo concert, Myrbostad church

Competitions

2016 Best instrumentalist, folk music competition in Neos Marmaras, Greece

2015 1st place, Norwegian Championship for accordion

2014 1st place, Norwegian Championship for accordion

2013 1st place, Norwegian Championship for accordion

2013 Audience’s award, Serbian Championship for accordion

2013 Winner of talent competition with the big band “Big Odd Band”, Ålesund

2011 2nd place, Norwegian Championship for accordion

2011 1st place in the junior category in a folk music competition, Vågå

2008-2015 6 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze from regional championships for Accordion, Møre og Romsdal

Scholarships

2017 TONO stipend together with Batkakollen

2016 Teftstipend from Sparebanken Møre

2011 Drømmestipendet from Norsk Tipping and Norsk Kulturråd

2010 The performer stipend from Bud, Fræna og Hustad Sparebank

2010 Stipend from UKM, Møre og Romsdal

Formal education

2018-2020 Norwegian Academy of Music: Master in performing with a theoretical work, main focus on Bulgarian wedding music from the Thrace region

2014-2018 Norwegian Academy of Music: Frika (Bachelor), Jazz/Improvisation with main focus on Balkan folk music

2017-2019 (On pause) Norwegian Academy of Music: Pedagogical education (PPU)

2013-2014 Toneheim folk college: jazz

NTNU Trondheim: Unge musikere (Young musicians), jazz

2010-2014 Fræna High School: Science oriented studies (Realfag)

2004-2014 Fræna cultural school: Accordion, piano and music theory

Other education

2016 Accordion lessons with Petar Ralchev in Plovdiv

2015 Accordion lessons with Bata Kanda in Belgrade

2014 Accordion lessons with Stian Carstensen in Hamar

2012 Accordion lessons with Jovan Pavlovic in Trondheim

2016-2018 Lessons in Bulgarian improvisations with Toncho Minkov