Soprano Anne Sofie Skålvik started singing from an early age and was introduced to classical music at the age of 16 years, while studying at the Rudolf Steiner School in Bergen. This precipitated her desire to become a professional singer, and she began her vocal studies with baritone Simon Kirkbride in Bergen, before she was accepted to Bachelor studies at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2011. Here she was a student under Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. She graduated from the Conservatoire in June 2015 and currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.
Anne Sofie Skålvik was a member of the Bergen Philharmonic Choir for 4 years and has also worked as a choir member in several operas with Bergen National Opera. In 2011, she was taken up by their talent program Young Voices.
She has taken part in masterclasses with Evgenija Gorokhovskaya, Elena Obraztsova under productions with Bergen National Opera and with Patricia McMahon, Anette Vogel and Meribeth Dayme at The Royal Conservatoire. She also worked with Stephen Robertson and Mark Hathaway.
As a soloist Anne Sofie Skålvik has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Andrew Litton, Kjell Seim and Timothy Dean and has been a soloist with several choirs in and around Bergen. Among them, Arna Church Chamber Choir. In 2012 she sang 2. Boy in The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's production of The Magic Flute. In 2014, she was a soloist at the opening of Sotra Arena, where parts were televised. She also Anne Sofie sung the role of Katharina in Bergen National Operas new production All About My Family in Stavanger and Bergen. 2015 appearances include the Opera Festival at Åmodt Gård in Førde, Norway.
In February and March 2016 she will join Bergen National Opera again in their production of Madame Butterfly in Bergen and Trondheim.