Guro Kleven Hagen from Valdres was awarded the Statoil Talent Scholarship in classical music for 2013.
The scholarship is part of Statoil's Heroes of Tomorrow talent programme, through which Statoil supports young performers in education, sports and culture. The classical music scholarship is worth NOK 1 million.
Guro Kleven Hagen from Valdres started playing when she was five. Two years later, she enrolled in the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, where she has completed a bachelor's degree and is in her second year of the master's degree programme.
Over the last two years, she has also studied with Professor Antje Weithaas at Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and she has already made her mark internationally.