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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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 2018 Tour in France with Babayaga and Stojan Stojanov
  • 2018 Concerts with Batkakollen
  • 2018 “Grenseløs musikk”: Concert in Oslo, Arabic folk music project
  • 2017 With Batkakollen at Røyken Jazzforum
  • 2017 Concerts with Beddari in Oslo and Tromsø
  • 2017 Tour in France with Babayaga
  • 2016 “Fole te folkemusikk”: Concert with Norwegian folk music at the Opera in Kristiansund
  • 2015 “Fole te folkemusikk”: Tour in Møre og Romsdal with Norwegian folk music
  • 2015 Soloist together 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 (Tøsse has quit competing in music)

  • 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


  • 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
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