Gunnar Abrahamsen

He studied with S. Lie, August Rojahn, Gudbrand Bøhn, Gustav Lange, Catharinus Elling (1898-1905) and with K. Billberg (1906-11), before he graduated in Sweden (1911). After positions as first violinist in Oslo’s Secondteatret (1898-1900), concert master at the Fahlstrøm Theater (1903-05) and his debut as violinist in Kristiansand (1905) he became first violinist in Göteborg’s Symphony Orchestra (1905-11), before he moved back to Kristiansand (1911). There he became organist at the cathedral and took responsibility as a conductor of several choirs and became the first conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (1919-21).