Bente Illevold (b. 1983) comes from Rendalen in Østerdalen and plays the euphonium. She is an international S.E. Shires euphonium artist. Over the past few years, she has left her mark as an innovative performer and has gained recognition for her performances of several new works for the instrument, both at home and abroad. She has a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and has performed with several of the country’s professional bands and orchestras. Bente is passionate about expanding the euphonium repertoire and allowing the instrument to unfold in new constellations and contexts. She works daily as a freelance musician and is regularly invited as a guest teacher at the country’s educational institutions and as a soloist at international festivals.