Professor of flute at
the Agder College of Music
in Southern Norway







Norwegian flautist Jorn Eivind Schau, was trained and educated from the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo. As a 13-year old he became a student of the distinguished Norwegian flautist and professor Per Oien, and since the age of eighteen he has served as flautist with the major Norwegian symphony orchestras and professional wind bands.

From 1999 he was affiliated with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, as well as being employed as associate professor of flute at the Agder College of Music in Southern Norway. Today he holds a full time professorship in Flute at the University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts. He regularly participates in classical and commercial recordings and performs in a variety of chamber ensembles.

Mr. Schau is a visiting professor at several universities and gives classes in Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Poland and Turkey as well as being a frequent guest at international festivals and flute conventions. He is an experienced university adjudicator, and was member of the jury in the French National Flute Competition, Nice (2010), and Second International Flute Competition in Izmir, Turkey (2012).

He has a strong focus on tuition and research with several publications of articles and material on the subject of flute playing, included the textual section of Hans Magne Graesvoldfs collection gInstructive Studies for the Modern Fluteh (2009). On assignment for the Edition Svitzer publishing house in Copenhagen, Denmark, he is currently working on a new edition of Carl Reineckefs flute concerto.

Mr. Schau founded and has been artistic director of the Norwegian Flute Ensemble, Kristiansand since 2008. In 2010 he took the initiative for the founding of the Norwegian Flute Society, of which he is chairman. He was artistic director and coordinator of the First Norwegian Flute Festival in 2011, and the Norwegian Flute Symposium in 2012.

Jorn Eivind Schau plays a 14-carat Sankyo gold flute with silver keys, on which he prefers a RT1 head joint. He also plays a Sankyo silver alto flute.