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Styffe invited to the International Society of Bassists' Convention in Brno

20 Sep 2011

Styffe performs solo pieces by Högberg and Martinsson at the International Bass Convention in Brno, Czech Republic.

Fredrik Högberg's concerto "Hitting the First Bass" in Tromsø

13 Oct 2011

Fredrik Högberg's concerto "Hitting the First Bass" is programmed with Styffe and Tromsø Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Kolbjørn Holthe, in Tromsø, Norway. A CD-recording of Högberg's concerto for SIMAX Classics is also planned.

Styffe performs Martinsson's Double Bass Concerto in Trondheim

20 Oct 2011

Styffe performs Martinsson's Double Bass Concerto in Trondheim, Norway, with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ingar Bergby.

Styffe recording at The Norwegian Academy of Music

19-21 Dec 2011

Styffe is recording a new CD, which also will include Martinsson's Concerto, at The Norwegian Academy of Music. Solopieces by Hauta-Aho, Salles, Kurtag, Auerbach and Scelsi. He will also record two duo pieces by Thommessen and Nørgård with violinist Peter Herresthal.


Styffe at Double Bass event Kaleidoskop

28 Mar 2012

Styffe performs during opening concert and teaches during the week at Schloss Michaelstein, Germany.

CD release during BASS2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

1 Jun 2012

Styffe releases new CD including Martinsson's Bass Concerto with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cunducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Other pieces are two duos by Per Nørgård and Olav Anthon Thommessen with violinist Peter Herresthal and solopieces by Hauta-Aho, Salles, Scelsi, Auerbach and Kurtag.

International Society of Bassists' Convention in San Fransisco

6-11 Jun 2012

Dan Styffe is invited to the International Society of Bassists' Convention in San Fransisco. He will, among other pieces, perform Martinsson's solo piece "Bassic Instinct".

Styffe at Valderes Festival

27 Jun - 2 Jul 2012

Styffe performs as a soloist and teaches as well during the Festival in Valdres.

Festival in Valderes

27 Jun - 2 Jul 2012

"Valderes Sommersymfoni" teaching and playing chamber music; Bottesini Passione Amorosa with Karol Ciseluk and duo for violin and bass by Jorge Bosso with Dora Schwarzberg - a piece premiered March 28 in Oslo.

BASS2012 Copenhagen


Dan Styffe 13-14/8 Sitting in the jury for the Solo Competition. 16/8 recital - Nordic muisc - among others Rolf Martinssons Basic Instinct and world premiere of a new piece by Norwegian Marcus Paus. Other composers are Hauta-Aho, Guettler and Hagen. Styffe also performs various solo pieces by Hauta-Aho and Scelsi during the closing consert of the festival, the 18th of August.

Styffe performs Passione Amorose together with Enrico Fagone


July 28, in Padova, Italy Dan Styffe will perform Bottesini´s Concerto for two Basses "Passione Amorose" together with Italian bassist Enrico Fagone and Orhestra di Padova e del Veneto, (OPV). The concert is called "Le Passioni del Gasparo" and is a part of the international Music Festival - Festival "Gasparo da Saló", (54 Estate musicale del Garda). Fagone will also play a Gasparo bass owned by the Gasparo Foundation in Saló and Dan will play the Gasparo bass he uses owned by Dextra Musica, Sparebankstiftelsen.

CD release with Högberg's "Hitting the First Bass"

Summer/fall 2012

Styffe is recording a CD with Tromsø Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kolbjørn Holthe.


Concert in Rochester

5 Jan 2013

International Society of Bassists Convention
Eastman School of Music
Recital 3pm

World premieres by Marcus Paus, Stefan Schäfer, Hauta-aho. Also music by Isang Yun, Piazzolla and Kverndokk. Marina Pacowski - piano, Ragin Wenk-Wolff - violin and Anne Hveding - flute.

Styffe in London

18 Jan 2013

Dan Styffe gives Masterclass at Royal College of Music, London.

Recital in Reykjavik

1 Jun 2013

Dan Styffe at recital in Reykjavik together with Anne Hveding on flute.

World premiere and American premiere

5 Jun 2013

Styffe performs world premiere pieces by Hauta-Aho, Paus and Schäfer as well as an American premiere with a piece by Kverndokk.

Styffe records "Duo III"

11 Jun 2013

Styffe records "Duo III" composed by Jorge Bosso for violin and double bass at The Norwegian Academy of Music. Violin Dora Schwarzberg. The record will be released on ContraClassics.

Bass-Fest in England

3-7 Aug 2013

During the Bass-Fest in England Dan Styffe will perform chamber music at recitals and hold master classes. The performance of Thelin's piece is a world premiere.

World premiere in Bodø

7 Nov 2013

Styffe performs a world premiere in Bodø, Norway together with Bodø Sinfonietta. The performance involves a piece by Schaathun and another piece by Szilway, performed by Dan Styffe, Annika Skoglund and Bodø Sinfonietta.


Recording with Dora Schwarzberg


Dan Styffe and violinist Dora Schwarzberg recorded the piece "Duo III" by composer Jorge Bosso. Listen to or download the recording at ContraClassics.

New solo-CD out now


28 Portraits for friends - solopieces by French bassist, composer and conductor Bernard Salles. Dan Styffe plays the solo bass and the record label is Fabra.


7-9 Feb 2014

Dan Styffe is recording a CD by French bassist, composer and conductor Bernard Salles at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The CD containing only solo bass pieces will be released on the label Fabra and on the new internett-based company ContraClassics

Boccherini International BassFest 2014

27-28 Mar 2014

Recitals, chamber music and masterclasses during Boccherini International BassFest 2014 in Lucca, Italy. With among others Gabriele Ragghianti and Thierry Barbé.

Mozarteum Hochschule

28-30 Apr 2014

Styffe teaching masterclass at Mozarteum Hochschule, Salzburg.

New recording

Fall/Winter 2014

Styffe recently recorded "Sonata for bass and piano" by Frantisek Hertl, together with pianist Ingrid Andsnes. Now released on ContraClassics for listening and streaming. Watch the videos here.

BASS 2014

23-29 Aug 2014

BASS 2014 in Amsterdam. Recital and jury member during international bass convention.


3 Oct & 14 Nov 2014

Styffe gives Masterclasses in London. On October 3rd at the Royal College of Music and on November 14th at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.


New sonata

12-15 Mar 2015

Norwegian Composer Marcus Paus has written a new Sonata for Styffe and pianist Ingrid Andsnes. The world premiere will take place during the Vinterfestspillene i Bergstaden, Røros, and Styffe will perform in various concerts throughout the festival.

CD recording

1 April 2015

Dan records a new solo-CD for SIMAX Classics, together with pianist Ingrid Andsnes and a bass sextett. The recordings will feature music by Nordheim, Lutoslawski, Sallinen and Lidholm.

Competition in Markneukirchen

7-16 May 2015

Styffe will be on the jury for the international solo-competition in Markneukirchen, Germany, during the spring 2015.

International Society of Bassists Convention

1-7 Jul 2015

Styffe performs during International Society of Bassists Convention in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Recital and chamber music.

Festival Federico Cesi

3-9 Aug 2015

Styffe will be participating in Festival Federico Cesi, which is to take place in Umbria, Italy. Dan Styffe, together with Thierry Barbe, Giuseppe Ettorre and Gabriele Ragghianti will perform a double bass project in concert with solo and chamber music on the 7/8 2015.

Voksenåsen Summer Academy

9-13 Aug 2015

Styffe teaches at a summer course at Voksenåsen Summer Academy, Oslo.

Music festival in Spain

7-13 Sep 2015

Styffe participates in the Festival Internacional de Musica de Camera Joaquin Turina, in Seville, Spain, where he will be teaching masterclasses, as well as performing in chamber music concerts.


New Masterclasses

26 Feb 2016

Styffe is holding a masterclass at the Royal College of Music in London.

Masterclasses in Birmingham

12 Mar 2016

Styffe teaches a masterclass in professor Thomas Martin's class.

La Contrabbassata in Italy

2-3 Apr 2016

Bass festival in Fiesole, Italy with Bocini, Hoock, Ragghianti, Korb, Orhon among others.

Octophonia - New CD release

15 Apr 2016

A new solo-CD on SIMAX CLASSICS (www.simax.no) will be released this april with Ingrid Andsnes, piano, Håkon Thelin, bass, and bass sextett. Music by Nordheim, Sallinen, Lidholm and Lutoslawski. More info under recordings.

Recording releases

Spring 2016

Releases of recordings on www.contraclassics.com featuring bass pieces and duos with cello together with Øystein Birkeland and music by Salles and Garcia.

Masterclasses in Poland and Italy

9-10, 12-13 May 2016

Styffe is teching masterclasses in Krakow 9-10/5 (Prof. Marek Malinowski's class) and Lucca 12-13/5 (Prof. Gabriele Ragghianti's class).

New recording

May 2016

Release of a collection-CD on NBB records where Dan is one of the soloists. Music by Hauta-Aho.

Bass week

Jun 2016

Bass week in Stavanger during week 23 with Igor Eliseev.

Summer course

6-9 Aug 2016

Ungdomssymfonikerne, Elverum.

Bass Convention at Voksenåsen

10-13 Aug 2016

Bass convention in Oslo with Thierry Barbe, Gabriele Ragghianti and Rűdiger Ludwig. (www.summeracademy.no)

BassEurope Convention

20-25 Sep 2016

BassEurope Convention in Prague.

Bass Convention


Bass Convention at RCM, London with Gabriele Ragghianti.


Collaboration with Christian Lindberg


Swedish trombone soloist, conductor and composer Christian Lindberg will compose a new bass concerto for Dan.

CD release

Spring 2017

In spring 2017 a new CD will be released on the english label Prima Facie. Solo pieces by Garcia, Salles, Hauta-aho, Paus, Viken, Harrison, Alexander and Marais. Duo bass/piano by Steve Plews who is also the producer.

CD release with Hauta-Aho


A new CD on Prima Facie is being planned dedicated to Teppo Hauta-Aho. The CD will include both pieces by him and pieces written to him by among other Garcia, Salles and Heyes.

Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition

May 4-13 2017

Styffe will be in the jury for the International solo competition, for double bass, in Markneukirchen.


Apr/May 2017

Styffe will be holding masterclasses in Helsinki in April and in Leipzig in May 2017.

Chamber concerts

Jun 5-10 2017

Dan will give a solo-recital and participate in three chamber concerts at the ISBs 2017 convention in Ithaca, US. He will play with Gabriele Ragghianti, participate in a recital dedicated to Teppo Hauta-Aho and play in Barry Green´s project "Anna´s Promise".

Voksenåsen Summer Academy

Summer 2017

Teaching at Voksenåsen Summer Academy, Oslo. Together with Rüdiger Ludwig.

International Bass Academy

Aug 13-20 2017

Dan will participate at Biarritz International Bass Academy, France. With Thierry Barbe and Gabriele Ragghianti, Gottfried Engels, Edmond Cheng and others.


Postcards from Oslo

Feb 23 2018

New solo-CD will be released on the English label Prima Facie. Music by Plews, Hauta-Aho, Paus, Viken, Salles, Garcia, Harrison, Alexander and Marais.

For more information see recordings.

Collaboration with Christian Lindberg

Feb 2 2018

New Bass Concerto called "Blackbear in Motion" by Christian Lindberg will be premiered 2/2 2018 together with the Beethoven orchestra in Bonn, Germany. The composer will be conducting.

Bass Festival in Texas

Mar 3-4 2018

2018 TCU International Bass Festival in Texas, USA - arranged by Prof. Yuan Lu. Recital and jury for the Orchestra Competition.

International competition Ludwigslust

Jul 22-29 2018

The 10th International Johann - Mathias - Sperger - Competition in Ludwigslust, Germany.

New CD for Prima Facie

Jul-Aug 30-5 2018

Solo/Chamber-pieces by Teppo Hauta-Aho. Will be released spring 2018. Bassists are Dan Styffe, David Heyes, Kenneth Ryland and Karol Ciésluk.

Bass Convention Lucca

Jul-Aug 30-5 2018

BassEurope´s International Bass Convention in Lucca, Italy. Recital and sitting in the Orchestra Competition jury.

Bayerische BassTage 2018

Oct 27-29 2018

Styffe will be participating in the Bayerische BassTage together with Claus Freudenstein.


Masterclasses at International Bass Convention

Feb 14-16 2019

International Bass Convention in Georgia, USA. Recital and Masterclasses with Milton Masciadri.

Chamber music concerts in Oslo

Mar 15 & 30 2019

World premiere of a new piece by Asbjørn Schaathun for me , Elisabeth Holmertz, soprano and Terje Viken, percussion.

ISB international Bass Convention at Indiana University

Jun 3-8 2019

Solo recital with Donovan Stokes (world premiere of his new duo), Volkan Orhon, Wayne Darling and chamber music with Gabriele Ragghianti.

Risør chamber music festival

Jun 25-30 2019

Styffe participates in many concerts, among them the world premiere of a new duo by english composer Laurence Crane, written for Styffe and Susanna Wallumrød.

Fjordclassics Festival

Jul 2-5 2019

Fjordclassics festival together with Lars Anders Tomter and others.

Ultima Contemporary Music Festival

September 2019

Styffe will be performing a duo piece by Laurence Crane together with Susanna Wallumrød.

Boccherini Bassfest

November 2019

Boccherini Bassfest in Lucca, Italy with Gabriele Ragghianti. Recital and masterclass.


CD recording with Christian Lindberg

Jun 2020

Recording of Christian Lindberg's bass concerto "Blackbear in Motion" with the composer as conductor and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under label SIMAX Classics.

Further CD recordings


Recordings are being planned for both a CD with music by Marcus Paus, and one trio CD with Elisabeth Holmertz and Terje Viken.

CD recording for Prima Facie


A CD will be recorded for Prima Facie with David Heyes, Dritan Gani and Steve Plews.


Selected performances


  • 2 Feb BONN

    Concert by Christian Lindberg
    Beethoven Orchestra
    Beethoven Halle, Bonn, Germany

  • 2019

  • 15 & 30 Mar OSLO

    Piece by Asbjørn Schaathun
    With Elisabeth Holmertz, soprano and Terje Viken, percussion

  • 3-8 Jun INDIANA

    Solo recital
    Dan Styffe and Donovan Stokes, Volkan Orhon, Wayne Darling and Gabriele Ragghianti

  • 25-30 Jun RISØR

    New duo by Laurence Crane
    Dan Styffe - bass, Susanna Wallumrød - voice

  • 2-5 Jul

    Fjordclassics festival
    With Lars Anders Tomter among others

  • Sep

    Duo by Laurence Crane
    Dan Styffe - bass, Susanna Wallumrød - voice.

  • 2-5 Jul LUCCA

    Boccherini Bassfest
    With Gabriele Ragghianti