Background and activities

Regular employee at Institute of music. Gives lessons in jazz piano, musical hearing, arranging and composing, and ensemble.


Espen Berg (b. 1983), from Hamar, Norway, lives in Trondheim where he attained a master’s degree in 2008 at NTNU’s highly acclaimed jazz department. Espen has been touring around the world with the trio Listen, and has worked with artists like Trondheim Jazzorkester, Marius Neset, Seamus Blake, Per Jørgensen, Ole Mathisen, Anders Jormin, Hildegunn Øiseth, Mathias Eick, Cantus, Tore Johansen, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Eilertsen, Susanne Lundeng, Arve Henriksen, Jovan Pavlovic, Maher Mahmoud, and many more. Espen has been awarded with several international prizes, and was awarded as the best soloist at Hoeilaart Int’l Jazz Contest 2007 in Belgium. He receives government grants from Arts Council Norway in 2016 and 2017, and was appointed to NTNU AMBASSADOR 2016/2017 with Espen Berg Trio.