The Norwegian guitarist, theorbo player and mandolinist Jørgen Skogmo graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. As a solo guitarist he has won several prestigious international prizes including Admira Young Guitarist of the Year and the Ivor Mairants International Guitar Competition. In London he has appeared at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, and in 2013 released his début solo recording, Intermesso, featuring works by Agustín Barrios, Antonio Lauro and Roland Dyens. As a theorbo player he has appeared with the Gabrieli Consort and Players, BBC Philharmonic, King’s Consort, The Sixteen, Florilegium, London Handel Orchestra, Ex Cathedra, Northern Sinfonia, English Touring Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charivari Agréable, and I Fagiolini. He has also appeared at English National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera and the Teatro Real, Madrid. As a mandolinist he has recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Robert Craft for EMI, and appeared as a soloist with the Ulster Orchestra directed by Roy Goodman. Other highlights have included accompanying Plácido Domingo and performing at the BBC Proms under Sir Simon Rattle.