The Tuba Virtuoso | Øystein Baadsvik | TEDxTrondheim

Make sure to turn your volume and bass all the way up for this amazing performance! The tuba might not seem like the most glorious instrument, but in the hands of Øystein Baadsvik it is so much more than glorious. This astounding performance is sure to leave you excited, speechless and wondering what on earth just happened to your ears! Wait for it… Øystein Baadsvik is currently the world’s leading tuba player and a YouTube sensation with over 4 million views. The only tuba virtuoso to have carved out a career exclusively as a soloist, Øystein is Norway’s most active and renowned musician. Since his international debut in 1991 where he was awarded two prizes at the prestigious Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva, Øystein has performed in famous venues worldwide and played with major international symphony orchestras including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Victoria of Melbourne.

Through collaborating with musicians from different genres and styles, Øystein has developed (and continues to develop) unique tuba-playing techniques that never fails to astound audiences the world over. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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