August Schieldrop is a young tuba soloist from Norway, recognized for his expressive style of playing and his velvety smooth sound. He has performed as a soloist with leading Norwegian orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, 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.