Swedish born Åse Kleveland has lived in Norway since the age of seven. In 1964, at age fifteen, she had her breakthrough as an artist. Åse released three albums as a solo artist and partook in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, achieving third place in the international final. Between 1977 and 1980, she had success with the band “Ballade", releasing two albums. Since 1979, she has been engaged in various positions within the cultural sector, including hosting several TV-shows, working as Minister of Culture (1990-1996), CEO of both the Swedish Film Institute (2000-2006) and Concerts Norway (2006-2012), as well as being a member of different boards. Kleveland has also accepted several awards for her work, including Ingmar Bergman’s honorary prize in 2006 and the French Legion of Honour in 2003.
After more than 30 years in cultural leadership positions, Åse Kleveland has recently made a comeback as a performing artist. She has returned to live concert performances and worked on songs for a new album. Åse Kleveland guests the festival to have a talk with Morten Krogvold in the Face-to-face series.
Face to face
Wednesday 22. April