Music at NTNU has always had an international bent, and foreign musicians regularly work with the university’s Department of Music and its various performance groups and ensembles. Last autumn, the university awarded two of these musicians honorary doctorates.
In September, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was selected for the honorary degree in recognition of her years working with the Trondheim Soloists, a string ensemble that grew out of NTNU’s music scene.
In October, it was the American jazz pianist Chick Corea’s turn. For the last decade, Corea has worked with and played with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra – which has its roots in the Trondheim Music Conservatory (now a part of NTNU).