Learn More About Per Brevig
Per Brevig was born in Norway where he began playing trombone professionally at the age of 16. Mr. Brevig played in the Norwegian military band for three years starting in 1953, at which time, he frequented as a soloist in local concert and radio broadcasts. Afterwards, he received a scholarship to study in Denmark under Palmer Traulsen, the lead trombonist of the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra.
After several years of performance and study, Brevig pursued a career as a freelance trombone player. Between 1966 and 1970, he served as the principal trombonist in the American Symphony Orchestra performing the Ferdinand David and Lars-Erik-Larsson concertinos and acts of the like.
In June 2018, the famed conductor and trombonist was named as the president of the Musicians Club of New York. Today, Brevig continues to conduct and direct the Grieg Festival Orchestra, which features some of the most talented local freelance musicians in New York City. For more information about this organization, please visit http://www.musiciansclubofny.org/.
Founding the Edvard Grieg Society
Brevig founded the Edvard Grieg Society, Inc., New York to celebrate the historied composer’s sesquicentennial, which occurred in 1993. Under Brevig’s leadership, the society has produced over 100 events, including recitals, chamber music performances, broadcasts, and symphony orchestra concerts, all to critical acclaim.