Oslo Chamber Music Festival attracts top classical artists from around the world for a celebration of the genre with a twist. Whether jazzing it up or performing the originals, the concerts take place in truly architectonical gems all over the Norwegian capital. Oslo Chamber Music Festival was initiated in 1989 by renowned Norwegian violinist Arve Tellefsen, who was inspired by the intimate chamber music festivals in Europe and the US. Being the first of its kind in Norway, he wanted the festival to showcase the diversity of the genre by bringing music from the traditional small rooms to large-scale venues, mixed with modern music and jazz.