Per Morten Bye
The trumpeter Per Morten Bye was born and grew up in Trondheim, Norway, and attended the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where his teachers were Ole Andersen and Kurt Pedersen. At 19 he joined the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, while also playing chamber music with the Aarhus Brass Quintet and Århus Sinfonietta. In 1996 he became principal trumpeter in the Royal Danish Orchestra, a position he also held in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for a year from 2001. Per Morten Bye has been principal trumpeter with the Odense Symphony Orchestra since 2007. He has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg and the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and is a lecturer at the Danish National Academy of Music. As a soloist, Per Morten Bye has appeared with many of the Danish and Norwegian symphony orchestras, as well as performing church concertos with many of the leading Danish organists.