Glorvigen Trio


Per Arne Glorvigen – Bandoneon
Daniela Braun – Violin
Arnulf Ballhorn – Double Bass


The Glorvigen Trio is made up of violin – Daniela Braun, bandoneon – Per Arne Glorvigen, who gave his name to the group, and double bass – Arnulf Ballhorn. In 2006, the Norwegian bandoneonist Per Arne Glorvigen came to Berlin’s Komische Oper to lead Astor Piazzolla’s opera “Maria de Buenos Aires”. He wanted to bring his own tango musicians with him, but was told there was a tango-playing bass player in the orchestra. The meeting was a stroke of luck; Per Arne and Arnulf became musical partners and friends. They founded the Per Arne Glorvigen Trio together with the Norwegian violinist Sveinung Lillebjerka, who unfortunately couldn’t stay with the group for long. Per Arne recalled an interesting violinist on a Tango CD he’d heard and liked recently. At the same time, Arnulf was considering introducing Arne to an orchestral colleague of his. At this point they both asked, “Do you know Daniela Braun?” They had found their new violinist. The three musicians were immediately on the same wavelength, as they recall when they think back to their first meeting in 2012. Their first joint CD “El Arte de la Fuga y del Tango” blends each player’s individual development over the past years to create a sparkling, passionate friction and more than 200 years of connective harmony.


Per Arne Glorvigen is among the foremost of today’s bandoneon players. His contact with this instrument began as late as at the age of 25 when he after having finished the State Academy of Music in Oslo, moved to Paris and met the Argentinian bandoneon maestro Juan José Mosalini.

After studying with Mosalini and after several stays in Buenos Aires, Glorvigen began his career as a professional bandoneonist. Meetings with tango legends Piazzolla, Pugliese, Salgán and close friendship with poet Horacio Ferrer were crucial.

In addition to playing tango, Glorvigen has expanded the repertoire of the bandoneon by playing everything from baroque, klezmer, pop and last but not least; contemporary music. Composers like Willem Jeths (Holland), Bernd Franke (Germany), Henrik Hellstenius (Norway) and Luis Naon (Argentina/France) have all dedicated concertos to Glorvigen. After studies with Eric Tanguy (composing) and Guillaume Connesson (orchestration) in Paris, Glorvigen also dedicates himself to composition and his works have been performed in most European countries. Commands for 2019/20/21 include pieces for the Oslo Philharmonic, The Apollon Musagète Quartet and the Arctic Sinfonietta.

Among Glorvigens musical partners we find artists as Gidon Kremer, Nicolas Altstaedt, Andreas Brantelid, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Göran Sölscher, the ensemble Tango for 3, the Leipziger, Delian, Apollon Musagète and Alban Berg Stringquartets, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra Guiseppe Verdi Milano, the Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen (DR) Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris and l’Orchestre National d’Île-de-France.


Daniela Braun was born in Potsdam and received a varied musical education as a child, including in the Berlin Radio Children’s Choir. She studied with Joachim Hantzschk and Eberhard Feltz (string quartet) at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and at the University of Arts Berlin in the class of Antje Weithaas. With the Abraxas Quartet she was a laureate at the International String Quartet Competition Tromp / Eindhoven 2004. She devotes herself intensively to the baroque violin and is a sought-after chamber musician. Her partners include pianists Fumiko Shiraga and Frank Lubnow. Daniela Braun is a regular guest at the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin as well as at the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Lautten Compagney Berlin. In the season 2007/2008 she worked wit the West Eastern Divan Orchestra as a violin teacher and accompanied the orchestra on concert tours. After five years with Staatskapelle Berlin, she moved to the orchestra of Komische Oper in 2011, where she is principal second violin.


Arnulf Ballhorn studied with Professor Zepperitz at the Universität der Künster Berlin where he graduated in 2004. Since 1999 he’s been already a member of the orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin. He is particularly interested in contemporary music and as a double bass player of the chamber ensemble “Neue Musik Berlin” he has performed at various international festivals. For his jazz passion he got inspiration from Miroslav Vitous, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Gary Willis and Jonas Hellborg. Ballhorn has attracted attention as a tango musician by working with Quique Sinesi and Daniel Messina or with the group Vibratanghissimo.