Prof. Dr. 



University of Bergen

Arnulf Christian Mattes is Professor (historical musicology) at the University Bergen and since 2015 leader of the Grieg Research Centre. Mattes received his PhD at the University of Oslo with a dissertation on Schoenberg’s chamber music written in American exile. Since then, he has received research grants from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) for projects on musicians in emigration and musical modernism in Norway. Mattes’ published on Nordic music in journals such as Archiv für Musikwissenschaft and History of Humanities. Recently, he co-edited together with Michael Custodis the anthology ‘The Nordic Ingredient’ (Waxmann, 2019), and contributed with a chapter on Grieg’s centennial in 1943 to ‘The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation’, ed. by David Fanning and Erik Levi (2019). Serving for many years as editor of the Norwegian Journal of Musicology, he has been appointed for the term 2022–27 as member of the new editorial team of Acta Muscicologica, the journal of the International Musicological Society.

Portraitfoto Arnulf Mattes