Kristine Tjøgersen (*1982 in Oslo, Norway) studied composition with prof. Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner Universität in Linz, Austria, and clarinet with prof. Hans Christian Bræin at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo.
Tjøgersen has a special interest for music that combines sound and visuals and investigates and explores how they interact with each other.

Her works have been performed by a.o. Arditti Quartet (UK), Brussels Philharmonic, SWR Symphonieorchester (DE), WDR Symphonieorchester, Ensemble Recherche (DE), Plus-Minus Ensemble (UK), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (UK), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK),  asamisimasa, Ensemble neoN, BIT-20 Ensemble, Tøyen Fil og Klafferi, Oslo Sinfonietta, Cikada Ensemble, Pinquins, Bruckner Orchester Linz (AT) at festivals like Wien Modern (AT), ECLAT (DE), Ultraschall festival (DE), Musik21 (DE), Tectonics (UK), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (DE), KLANG (DK), Borealis (NO) and Ultima festival (NO)  

In 2019/2020 she was a fellow at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in 2020 she won the Arne Nordheim composer price. In 2020 she won the Pauline Hall prize for her orchestra piece Bioluminescence, and in 2021 she was awarded with “work of the year” from the Norwegian Society of Composers for her Piano Concerto. In 2022 she won the International Rostrum of Composers in Palermo with her orchestra piece Between Trees.
As clarinettist she has performed at many of the major European new music festivals
with the award winning ensembles Ensemble neoN, Tøyen Fil og Klafferi and asamisimasa.

A portrait of Kristine Tjøgersen - trailer from Ultima Contemporary Festival on Vimeo.