Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin his composition studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he currently resides and works as a full-time composer.


Ola’s albums include his 2016 Decca Classics label debut, Ola Gjeilo, featuring Tenebrae and Voces8, as well as his two piano records (Stone Rose, Piano Improvisations) and Phoenix Chorale’s Northern Lights.


Gjeilo’s (pronounced Yay-lo) choral works are published by Walton Music, wind band works by Boosey & Hawkes, and piano pieces by Walton Music and Edition Peters.


For more information, find Ola on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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