Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen is a Norwegian cellist with a long and impressive list of accomplishments. She has studied with Professor Aage Kvalbein at Barratt Due Music Institute, Professor Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Professor Frans Helmerson for several years, and Professor Torleif Thedéen at the Edsberg Castle, the Royal College of Music.
Since the age of 11, Frida Fredrikke has won several international and national prizes and scholarships : ”Young Musician” in Tallin, Antonia Janigro International Cello Competition in Porec, Arve Tellefsen Music Price, RWE Dea Music Scholarship, Järnåker and recently she received "Wesselprisen" from Det Norske Selskab, Norway Club. She has made her mark as a soloist with several orchestras at home and abroad such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorkester, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas Philharmonic and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Frida Fredrikke has worked as a solo cellist in the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in Stockholm and is now a freelance cellist based in Oslo with many engagements both as a solo cellist with orchestras and as a chamber musician. She is also a section leader in the string orchestra Ensemble Allegria.
Frida Fredrikke plays on a Nicolas Lupot cello, 1823. The cello is kindly lent to her by Dextra Musica, Norway.