Vilde Bjerke is born in Oslo in 1960. She
is a celebrated artist, singer/songwriter and
novelist based in Norway. Her first album, "FAUN" was
launched in October 2001.
The following year she published her first book "DU VISSTE
OM ET LAND" (You knew
there was a land). Then followed the album "MOROVERS"
(Rhymes and Rigmaroles)
in 2003, "ALENE" (Alone) in 2004 and "KYSS MEG" (Kiss me)
This fall Vilde Bjerke also published her first novel,
"FYRTÅRNET" (The Lighthouse).
Audiences and critics around the country embraced the
album "KYSS MEG", first
launched on January 30th, 2008. The album was relaunched
with a brand new design on
October 17th of last year, the same day as the novel
"FYRTÅRNET" was released.
Vilde Bjerke has been a performer since 1978, and since
2002, it has been a full time
occupation. Since then she has toured the country with
more than 400 performances
a year, many of them in schools and nurseries with her
acclaimed show based on her
rhymes and rigmaroles. Vilde Bjerke also runs her own
publishing house, VB Productions.
Her career now seems to take a new turn. Starting February
2009, Vilde Bjerke will tour
the country with her new band. The program will include
hits from her latest album.
Vilde Bjerke has attended the Rudolf
Steiner School , Toneheim High School and the
Music Conservatory of Oslo where she studied tenor violin.
She also has a Master’s Degree
from the University of Oslo in French, Theatre and
Literature. She attended courses at
the École Florent Theatre School in Paris and was a
student of Asko Sarkola during the
production of “Hamlet” at ‘Lilla Teatern’ in Helsinki ,
Finland . She was also working at the
Orion Theatre in Stockholm for the production of “My Brave
Mother” by Georg Tabori.
Vilde Bjerke founded the Theatre group ‘Compagnie
Molière’, and has arranged courses
in make-up, costume and mask design. Vilde Bjerke has also
been working as an actress.
She played the part of ‘Mrs. Ballon’ in director Bentein
Baardson’s production of
“Peer Gynt” for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
(NRK), and had a leading role
in the production of “Solmomentet” by Magnus Nilsson for
Swedish Television, Channel 1.
Vilde made her debut as a lyrics writer
in 1973, when she wrote the “Flower”, included on
the album “Blues for Pyttsan Jespersens
pårørende” by Ole Paus. She was then 13 years
old. Vilde also collected the poems of Carl Keilhau,
published at Aschehoug Publishing
House in 1994. With journalist Eilif Straume and Professor
Helge Nordahl, she co-wrote
the introduction to the collected poems.
During 1999-2000, Vilde Bjerke was
headmaster and piano teacher at Lillesand and
Bjerkenes School of Music and Culture (BLIM). She has also
given piano classes at the
Moss Music School .
Bjerke was also member of the committees
in charge of the following festivals:
‘Lillesandsda’ene’ and ‘Barnas Kulturuke’ (Children’s
Cultural Week) in Lillesand during
fall 1999. The same year, she founded ‘Victoria
Viseklubb’, and arranged several
concerts there before she moved to Lillehammer in fall