TERESE LIEN EVENSTAD is one of Sweden's few jazz violinists and is the first in history to graduate from Bachelor's program in Jazz-Performance at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Today she has released two albums and is the bandleader for three groups, composes music and teaches jazz and improvisation for string musicians. As a jazz violinist, she has her roots in traditional jazz but moves freely between genres and likes to experiment.
Terese originally comes from Elverum in Norway, but as a child, she moved to Ulricehamn in Västra Götaland, Sweden. She started playing the violin at seven years of age and played classical music until high school when she discovered jazz music. She decided to move to Arvika (a small city in Sweden), to study jazz at the school of Ingesund. She graduated from the Bachelor's program in jazz at Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2016 and has since then been performing regularly in and outside Sweden at jazz clubs and festivals.