Award winning classical guitarist. A former student of Jan Danielsen at the norwegian state academy of music and later Sadahiro Otani and the famous Spanish guitarist Alex Garrobè. He became the first Scandinavian guitarist to win the prestigious "Andres Segovia" prize in La Herradura, Granada. Anders was selected as an "Intro" musician by the norwegian state concert institute in 2003. He has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and America. Anders is a very active chamber musician having played with Mark Kaplan, Sølve Sigerland, Borromeo quartet, Gustavo Tavares, Denis Djokic, Jean Ferrandis, Oslo string quartet, Vertavo quartet among others.
He has been a soloist with the Oslo philharmonic orchestra, Stavanger philharmonic orchestra, Trondheim philharmonic orchestra, Hedmarken symfoniorkester, Kristiansand symfonic orchestra, Eurasian philharmonic and Albacete philharmonic orchestra.
Anders has been invited to many international music festivals such as Oslo chamber music festival, Stavanger chamber music festival , Trondheim chamber music festival, Winter festival Røros, Festival of Bergen, Johan Halvorsen festival, Jeju music festival, Guitarrapetrer, semanatarrega, Skjeberg guitar festival among others.
He has recorded five CDs for NORDICSOUND all of them having received great acclaim from critics and audiences alike.
" enlightened with musicality..."
" in the hands of Øien the guitar is glowing with colours..."
" A new master has arrived.."
"A magician on his instrument.."