Biography



Benedicte Årving is born in Oslo June 8, 1987. She early became a member of the girls' choir of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), later called "Det Norske Jentekor" (The Norwegian girls' choir).

In 1998 she took part in London West End’s performance of Lloyd Webber's ”Evita” in Oslo Spectrum. During the same period of time, she participated in Norwegian TV productions such as ”Ei hand å holde i” and ”Stjernetreff”. In addition, she took singing lessons with Isa Katharina Gericke and Else Marit Rørmark.

When the children's choir of the Norwegian Opera was started in 1999, Benedicte became one of its inital members; and she acted in sevaral performances, including ”Turandot”, ”La boheme”, ”Carmen”, ”Il trittico”, ”The Queen of Spades” and ”Hansel and Gretel”. In 2006 she had one of the key roles as Aninka in Hans Krasa's "Brundibar" at the Norwegian Opera.

Benedicte graduated from Foss high school in 2006 with singing as her main subject. She is educated at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo with Kjersti Ekeberg as her singing teacher. Here she achieved a Bachelor's degree in classical singing and music education in 2010.

In 2006 and 2008 she participated in a Norwegian music championship for young people (UMM) and achieved first price in the regional competition and second price in the national finals both years. She represented the Norwegian Opera at the European Opera Days in Paris in 2007.

Benedicte has participated in several song events, including performances in Oslo concert hall in 2005 featuring Oslo Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 as guest soloist in the spring concert of the choir "Alle kan synge" with its 500 members on stage. In January 2008 and and then again in 2009 and 2010, she participated in master class with professor Susanna Eken in Oslo.

She has also performed in several church and christmas concerts; and she sings in weddings, funerals, official state visits and company events at a regular basis. Benedicte and Didrik Solli-Tangen performed in the TV production "Allsang på Grensen" in July 2012 with the duet "Where the Lost Ones Go".