Christer Løvold

was born 1973 in Oslo. He studied Church Music and Choral Conducting at the “Norwegian University of Music, Oslo”,  which he completed with honors in 1996. His teachers were among others Kåre Nordstoga (Organ), Eric Ericsson (Conductor) und Ketil Haugsand (Cembalo). He continued his studies with Prof. Guy Bovet at the Academy of Music in Basel and graduated with the soloist-diploma in 2000.

Christer Løvold participated in numerous concerts either as soloist or as accompanyist playing organ, cembalo or piano. As conductor he directed various impressive performances in Norway, Switzerland and Germany, among others the “H-Moll-Mass”, the “Christmas Oratorium”, the “Johannespassion” by J.S. Bach, the “Requiem” and the “C-Moll-Mass” by Mozart, “Magnificat and Gloria” by Vivaldi, the “Requiem” by Fauré, “A Ceremony of Carols” and “Rejoice in the Lamb” by B. Britten as well as musicals like “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “My Fair Lady”, “Annie” and “Jour de Cloire” – an Opera Musical, which was composed by Hans Peter Reimann for the 200thanniversary of the Kanton Aargau in Switzerland.

Christer’s concert activities led him to visit the United States, Latin America, Africa, Japan and all of Europe. He played at various big European Festivals, for example in Aosta with the world famous trumpet player Niklas Eklund and in Gstaad at the Menuhin-Festival as a keyboarder of the Adam Taubitz Band.

Christer also composed various compositions in the field of stage music as well as film music. In 2002 he composed the official anthem for the “Eidgenössisches Turnfest Baselland”. He also recorded organ works for the radio station “SRF 2 Kultur”.

Currently Christer works as organist for the “ref Kirche Kilchberg”. He conducts three Gospel Choirs as well as the “Kantorei Kilchberg” and works as a music teacher as the “Musikschule Kilchberg-Rüschlikon”. He was founder and for ten years musical director as well as pianist for the “belcanto”-series in “unternehmen mitte”, Basel and is also a member of “Real Ixquintleria”.  In addition, Christer is a member of the vocal band “Pechrima”, where he contributes as singer, pianist and composer.