August Schieldrop is a young tuba soloist from Norway, recognized for his expressive style of playing and his velvety smooth sound.


August’s most recent and future engagements include (among others):

  • a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra: Telemann F-minor sonata for tuba and strings and a new Tuba concerto by Haakon Magnar Skogstad;
  • a soloist with the Arctic Philharmonic: Skogstad’s Tuba concerto;
  • a soloist with the Bergen Youth Symphony Orchestra: Paus Tuba concerto;
  • a soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra;
  • a soloist with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra: John Williams’ Tuba concerto;
  • concerts for Ensemble Forte;
  • a new Tuba concerto with Marinemusikken (a professional army band);
  • concerts in Copenhagen (w. piano);
  • concerts at the Norsjø Festival, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Gatt Festival in Copenhagen, and the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival recital.


August Schieldrop has performed as a soloist with leading Norwegian orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Philharmonic, Trondheim Philharmonic Bergen Philharmonic, and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, among others. August is a regular participant at prominent chamber music festivals in Scandinavia, including the Oslo Chamber Music Festival and Festspillene i Bergen. He is also actively involved in new music, premiering solo pieces with orchestras, professional army bands, and chamber groups at Norway’s major stages.

August has received several awards in recognition of his musical talent. He was named the “Young Musician of the Year” after winning UMM 2020, the national championship for classical musicians under the age of 23. In addition, he was awarded the prestigious “Equinor Talent Award” worth €100,000 in 2021. He has played concerts in several countries, including Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and the USA.

August is also the founder and co-leader of Ensemble Forte, a dynamic ensemble with tuba, piano, strings, and song.


August Schieldrop – Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff (NRK, Feb. 2023)

August Schieldrop w. the Oslo Philharmonic – Tuba concerto by Marcus Paus (Oct. 2021)

August Schieldrop w. the Norwegian Radio Orchestra- Telemann’s F-minor sonata (Feb. 2022)