Bendik B. Foss (1978) studied with Lars Anders Tomter at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In 2002 he joined the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra after brief stints in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. After 8 years in OPO he left his position to pursue a freelance career.
Since 2009 Bendik is a member of the Cikada Ensemble, a flexible 10-piece formation dedicated to contemporary music. Cikada Ensemble tours and records extensively in different constellations, and have won numerous prizes and awards. Bendik is a member of Oslo Sinfonietta and Ensemble Ernst. He also performs with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Oslo Camerata.
Bendik also holds a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Oslo, and once wrote an impenetrable thesis on cultural theory which at least six people have read.