Trent Bruner

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amalie_2-low_resolution.jpgtrent_2-low_resolution.jpgDual Impressions is a musical duo from the Norwegian island of Osterøy that features vocalist Amalie Torp and pianist Trent Bruner.

Amalie and Trent met for the first time in May 2011 when judging a local talent contest in Valestrand, Norway. In September 2011, they, along with fiddler/violinist Silje Midtbø Vevle, arranged one of Amalie’s original songs, “Ikke gråt” (Don’t Cry) for a memorial concert for Norwegian youth who lost their lives on the island of Utøya July 22, 2011. Later that fall, “Ikke gråt” was recorded in Bergen with recording engineer Magnus Skylstad.

On November 28, 2012, Amalie was a guest vocalist for a concert honouring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Norwegian composer, educator, archivist, arranger and organist Ludvig Mattias Lindeman. Trent served as the organist/pianist for this concert at Gjerstad Lutheran Church on the island of Osterøy.

On December 28, 2014, Trent accompanied Amalie on piano at an outdoor winter concert in Valestrand, Norway, with another of her original songs “Under stjerenene” (Under the Stars) being debuted that evening. In January 2015, Trent and Amalie formed this duo act shortly after this December 2014 concert and have released one Norwegian single, "Under stjerenene" in April 2015 with TomtomStudio in Bergen with engineer/producer Thomas Haugeland. Since releasing "Under stjernene," this duo has been entertaining for various events in the Bergen area both as a duo and with band.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Helge Aspevik, HELGES FOTO, Valestrand, Osterøy, Norway